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Travel & Literature at CEA: March 26-28, 2020 (Hilton Head, SC)

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:27pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Travel & Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa


The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at


Environment and Culture in the Anthropocene

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:59pm
Post Graduate Department of English, Berhampur University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Berhampur University,

Berhampur, Odisha, India, 760007

NAAC Accredited with “A”


Post Graduate Department of English, Berhampur University, Odisha

Organises its

 International Conference and Poetry festival

In collaboration with the

Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC)


ACLA 2020 The Poetics and Politics of Eco-Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary World Literature

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:39pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In the light of the material turn in the humanities and social sciences, there has been an increasing interest in material contexts, embodied experiences, and situated forms of knowledge. In this context, Ursula K. Heise  emphasizes the urgency of developing an ideal of “eco-cosmopolitanism,” or environmental world citizenship, observing that it is ‘imperative to reorient current U.S. environmentalist discourse, ecocriticism included, toward a more nuanced understanding of how both local cultural and ecological systems are imbricated in global ones’ (2008, 59). Heise’s remark envisions individuals and groups as a part of planetary “imagined communities,” with both human and nonhuman members.

History and the Time of Speculative Ecology

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:43pm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

A decade ago, Dipesh Chakrabarty declared in “The Climate of History: Four Theses” that understanding climate change required a transformation in our concept of history. This seminar poses history as a limit-problem for contemporary literary and critical responses to climate change. How do existing responses, in light of their various theoretical provenances, contend with a phenomenon whose nature is diachronically outside an anthropocentric critical framework and irreducible to the terms and temporalities of human history, economics, and social structuration?  Under the heading “speculative ecology,” our panel aims to bring together literary, theoretical, and historical responses to the ecological crisis of our time.

Out of Place / Out of Time (Kalamazoo 2020)

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:22pm
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Network (MARGIN) - NYU
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University - May 7-10, 2020

Panel: “Out of Place / Out of Time”

Sponsored by MARGIN - New York University


The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Student Network is proud to announce a sponsored panel at the 55th annual International Congress on Medieval Studies. The theme of this year’s panel will be “Out of Place / Out of Time.” We invite papers that participate in a larger discussion of temporalities and places.


REMINDER l ACLA March 2020: Oil & Water

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 4:51pm
​Délice Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Oil is everywhere, and that fact about the material world is generating more and more interest in a range of fields.

Decay Theory

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:24pm
American Comparative Literature Association (March 19-22, 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

"Decay Theory" Scholars have recently turned to processes of decay as a way to theorize what has been excluded or marginalized in totalizing formulations of capital, the Anthropocene, and the global. From within these fissures, explorations of decay emerge to challenge hegemonic political orders, tropes of human’s ecological dominance, and ontological or aesthetic stasis. This seminar will bring together these emergent disciplinary perspectives to begin theorizing how decay might reshape our scholarly methods and archives. Decay, we contend, is especially useful to think with because it spans the symbolic (e.g. Francis Fukuyama, Political Order and Political Decay) and the material (e.g.

JOSF Special Issue on Environmental Studies

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 3:25am
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on environmental studies and science fiction to be released in the summer of 2020. 

Gender Equality and Sustainability: Agnès Varda’s Sustaining Legacy

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 4:14am
Istanbul Bilgi University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

İstanbul Bilgi University is launching a series of annual events dedicated to the intersecting themes of gender equality and sustainability under various academic disciplines. This year’s event will consider the framework of film studies. The inspiration for this inaugural symposium comes from the tireless gleaner of images Agnès Varda, whose legacy of female subjectivity spans more than six decades, from her first film La Pointe Courte (1955) to her final documentary Varda par Agnès (2019). An opening event launching the series will be followed by a one-day symposium to mark the anniversary of Varda’s passing, taking place at İstanbul Bilgi University, March 27-28, 2020