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ecocriticism and environmental studies

Cli-fi and Class

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

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 drosenthal@jcu.edu

Gendered Ecologies and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:16pm
Northeast MLA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

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. 

"The US and the World We Inhabit". 24th AISNA Biennial Conference University of Milan, September 28-30, 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:18pm
Italian Association for North American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

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 (paola.loreto@unimi.it), 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

Bard of Pittsburgh: A Roundtable on Gerald Stern (NeMLA 18)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:45pm
Darla Himeles, Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

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 FICTION

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:54pm
ITALIAN AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION (AISNA) CONFERENCE
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

MEDIA ECOLOGIES IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTIONS 

Italian Association of American Studies Biennial Conference, Milano August 28-30, 2017.

Ecocriticism in the 21st Century (NeMLA)

updated: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:50pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 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

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:53pm
Marco Caracciolo
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

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

 

Workshop description

Vulnerabilities - An Interdisciplinary Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:56pm
Durham University (Institute for Hazard Risk and Resilience)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

VULNERABILITIES

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

 

Durham University

19-22 September 2017

 

Keynote speaker:

REMINDER: CFP: Polemic!

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:58pm
MIT
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 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.

polemic… Polemic?  POLEMIC!

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