Anthropogenic climate change is not an "equal opportunity" threat--the poor will suffer much more than the wealthy. Many American writers recognize this and address socioeconomic struggle alongside global warming. Since both wealth inequality and planetary warming are socially constructed forces of economics and politics, how do American writers narrate one in terms of the other in order to reveal and connect the dual exploitation of the poor and the earth? Upload 500-word proposals by September 1, 2017 to panel number 16744 "Clif-fi and Class" to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/Login questions to email@example.com
ecocriticism and environmental studies
If ecology is without nature, as Timothy Morton provocatively argued in 2007, then one may wonder of ecology without the feminine as a corollary. For nature, much like the feminine, has been fetishized, exoticized, and romanticized as a signifier emptied out—a sort of lacuna. If we can be at ease with the gap, vacancy, or interval and, perhaps, theorize about the unfilled space while sorting out the inconsistencies of what it means to represent nature, the feminine, and androgyny, then we might begin to trace the valuable contributions of 19th-century women writers to the development of the term oecologia coined by Ernst Haeckel in 1866 and beyond.
24th AISNA Biennial Conference
The US and the World We Inhabit
University of Milan, September 28-30, 2017
Paper proposals (max. 300 words) should be submitted, together with a brief biographical note, to the Workshop Coordinators and carbon copied to the Conference Organizer, Paola Loreto (firstname.lastname@example.org), by June 15, 2017. Successful proponents will be notified by June 30, 2017. Workshops exceeding four participants will be split into two sessions.
1. The Wor(l)ds We Inhabit: Modes and Moods of Reading
Manisa Celal Bayar University
International and Interdisciplinary Environment and Literature Symposium
1-3 November 2017-Manisa, Turkey
Born in Pittsburgh in 1925, Gerald Stern is one of America’s most prominent, vibrant, and idiosyncratic contemporary poets. He is the author of eighteen collections of poetry (most recently Galaxy Love, W.W. Norton, 2017) and four collections of essays (most recently Death Watch, Trinity UP, 2017) and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Wallace Stevens Award and the 2014 Frost Medal. He has established himself as a distinctive voice that is accessible and sophisticated, gregarious and visionary. This roundtable will provide a lively critical examination of Stern’s work from a variety of perspectives and then invite discussion.
MEDIA ECOLOGIES IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTIONS
Italian Association of American Studies Biennial Conference, Milano August 28-30, 2017.
The proposal H.R. 861, a bill recently introduced to terminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, prompts us to address the directions of ecocritical discourse in order to attend to the current material-specific, aesthetic, and rhetorical renderings of changing landscapes on a warming planet. What kind of citizenry is possible in environments overflowing with toxic waste? How do fossil fuels shape the imaginaries of urban and rural ecologies? What are the limits and possibilities of forensic and material analyses to shed light on catastrophic degradations of the environment without recuperating or fabricating disgust?
Animal Minds Between Narrative and Cognition
Workshop at the international conference ‘SMART Animals’
at the University of Amsterdam (December 6-8, 2017)
Date of the workshop: December 6
Submission deadline July 15, 2017
An Interdisciplinary Symposium at the 10th Anniversary Conference of the
Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, Durham University
Supported by the
Matariki Network of Universities
and a Fragile Futures event
19-22 September 2017
Announcing a Call for Papers for the MIT History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture + Art Graduate Student Conference to be held on October 14, 2017, featuring a keynote address by Dr. Julia Bryan-Wilson.
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