For humankind, energy production and consumption present a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we need energy to survive; on the other hand, the production of energy with current technology poses a threat to our very survival as it is not sustainable from a long-term perspective. The emerging, highly interdisciplinary field of energy humanities (Szeman and Boyer “The Rise of Energy Humanities”, 2014) responds to these concerns by viewing energy as a key factor in contemporary human (social, cultural, political) relations.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
ATTENTION! EXTENDED DEADLINE
ABSTRACTS DUE: February 16, 2018
CONFERENCE DATE: April 5, 2018
KEYNOTE LECTURER: DR. MITCHUM HUEHLS
ALA 2018: POSTINDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS | San Francisco | May 24-27, 2018
This panel aims to explore the various literary spaces—both urban and organic—that define American literature after deindustrialization. How does the postindustrial economy remake the ways that people work in, live in, rely on, and relate to their built and natural environments? And how, in turn, do those new environmental dynamics reshape contemporary novels and poems?
American Literature Association
May 24-27, 2018, in San Francisco, California.
UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2018
WHAT IS UNIVERSE? COMMUNICATION • COMPLEXITY • COHERENCE
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON IN PORTLAND • APRIL 19 – 21, 2018
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Second Galway Digital Cultures Initiative conference, Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, 20-21 April 2018
N. B. EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE
CALL FOR PAPERS, FICTION, ART, PERFORMANCE, MUSIC
Why Do Animal Studies?: The Turn to the Quasi-, Post-, Anti-, Non-, Para-
A Reprise of the 2014 Conference,
Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27, 2018,
at The University of Chicago and Northwestern University,
with a Keynote Performance by
Adam Zaretsky (Marist College)
and a Roundtable on the Future of Animal Studies feat.
Madison Graduate Conference on English Language & Literature 2018
Nationalism and Apocalypse, Now and Then
February 23-24, 2018
The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Colin Dayan, Vanderbilt University
This issue of Transformations calls for papers as provocations into the human-nature relation through the questioning power of the moving image. In particular, we are looking for contributions that focus on the function of the moving image as a material artefact or visual object within an ecological milieu or image-world, where the human relation to nature is rendered open-to-question. Thinking about the moving image extends to many formats, including panoramas, dioramas, video art installations, online digital displays, scientific data schematisation and other visual apparatuses, as well as narrative and non-narrative film and cinematic projection.
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume titled Ecofeminist Science Fiction. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2018. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by February 15, 2018. For accepted proposals, first drafts of full chapters (5,000 words) are due by June 1, 2018, and final versions are due August 1, 2018.
Confirmed chapters for Ecofeminist Science Fiction include the following: