We’d like to invite an art historian, comparatist, or interdisciplinary literary scholar in the field of the environmental humanities to contribute to our edited volume Romantic Legacies: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Contexts, to be published in the Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature series in 2019. The volume comprises two major national groupings: first, the major Romantic traditions that developed in Germany, Britain, France, and the US; and second, the influence and cross-pollination of these traditions in Russia, China, India, and Japan.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
"Maroons and Indigenous Peoples: Towards a Sustainable Future"
June 20-24, 2018, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Charles Town International Maroon Conference welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in exploring this year's theme of sustainability. It will explore the ways Maroons and other Indigenous Peoples have evolved relationships with the environment that can provide resources for today's ecological challenges. Approaching "sustainability" in broad theoretical and cultural terms, the conference will consider the roles indigenous environments, peoples, histories, and cultures play in securing an ecologically sustainable future.
This CFP seeks work that examines the intersection of animal studies with contemporary ecopoetry from around the world. The human/nonhuman distinction entails an interdiction as much as establishes the safety of a boundary that maintains human hegemony in relation to other species. Yet, the animal can powerfully redirect attention toward the necessity of humility as well as deconstruct ideas of autonomy and superiority too often entangled with human self-understanding. This panel asks how the animal negates or reifies the human/nonhuman distinction, but also how the animal speaks, or is silenced, in contemporary ecopoetry. How does the animal appear as an ethical imperative in the age of the Anthropocene and of the Sixth Mass Extinction?
“Late London” Panel at the 2018 Jack London Society Symposium CFP
The theme of this year's SLSA Conference in Toronto, Canada is Out of Mind (15-18 November)
This year ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) will consider this theme in relation to technology and/or the Anthropocene.
Please a 200 word bio and a 250 word abstract to Dr. Helena Feder (email@example.com) by 3/30/18.
Topics not limited to:
Computerization of the mind, from the inside out
Genetic modificantion, geoomorphing, and climate change
New work on cognition and empathy, within or cross-species
Relationship between theory (ecological thought) and (ecological) praxis
Mermaids, giants, gorgons, harpies, dragons, cyclopes, hermaphrodites, cannibals,amazons, krakens, werewolves, barbarians, savages, zombies, vampires, angels, demons– all of those inhabit and represent our deepest fears of attack and hybridization, but also our deepest desires of transgression. Frequently described in antithetical terms, monsters were frequently read in the past as holy inscriptions and proofs of the variety and beauty of the world created by God, or as threats to civilization and order. These opposing views on the monster show the radically different values that have been assigned to monsters since they started to permeate the human imagination in manuscripts, maps, and books.
Junior Researcher Workshop
(In)Human Time: Artistic Responses to Radiotoxicity
23 May 2018, 13:00 - 18:00, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
In association with “As Slowly as Possible”: A Symposium of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, 24-26 May 2018
Edited Volume: Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Border Studies deadline for submissions: April 30, 2018. Full articles will be due June 30, 2018. full name / name of organization:LR CUNNINGHAM (University of Nevada, Reno) and ALEJANDRA MARQUEZ (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
A man can’t die where there is no earth
because there will be no place
to bury him. His body is the sky
and understands the language of birds.
-“Where the Sky Meets the Earth”, Todd Kaneko.