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ASLE panel at RMMLA Convention (October 2020)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:40pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association/ Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Proposals are now being accepted for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) permanent panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association (RMMLA) annual convention. This year’s conference will take place October 8–10 in Boulder, Colorado. Proposals on any topic related to ecocriticism and the environmental arts and humanities are welcome, including pedagogical papers. Proposals of 250–300 words should be sent to Lowell Wyse at Lowell.Wyse@gmail.com by March 31, 2020.

"Energy and Infrastructure: An Environmental Humanities Roundtable" (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 4:01pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

"Energy and Infrastructure: An Environmental Humanities Roundtable" (MLA 2021)

Jacob Goessling, Jordan B. Kinder, and Andrew B. Ross

A non-guaranteed roundtable organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

The Final Frontier: Space, Race, and Survival in Speculative Fiction (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:15am
Smaran Dayal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This panel will investigate space exploration in speculative literatures. It looks at the myriad ways in which works of speculative fiction have imagined, challenged, or otherwise engaged with outer space as a site for new colonialisms, the extension of racial supremacies, and/or environmental violence. We are especially interested in scholarship which explores the growing body of criticism situated at the intersection of black studies and speculative fiction. How has space functioned as a stand-in for the geographical expanse of the planet before its mapping and conquest by European colonialism?

Modernism, Empire, and the Environment (MSA 2020 Panel)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:52pm
Elizabeth Dinneny / University of Maryland, College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

“Modernism, Empire, and the Environment”

MSA 2020 Brooklyn panel

22-25 October 2020

Abstracts due 3/6/20

John Clare (MLA 2021 Guaranteed Session)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:45pm
John Clare Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

The John Clare Society of North America invites paper proposals for its guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in Toronto, January 7th-10th, 2021. Scholarship exploring any aspect of Clare’s poetry, prose, interests, influence, and/or life is welcome. Send abstract and short bio by 13 March 2020 to Erica McAlpine at erica.mcalpine@ell.ox.ac.uk

Depression-era Environmental Literature in the U.S. (MLA 2021, Toronto)

updated: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 8:40am
Matthew Lambert, Wabash College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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Dust storms. Flooding.  The fear of nuclear fallout.  While literary critics associate American authors of the 1930s and 40s with leftist political and economic thought, they often ignore concern in the period’s literature and other cultural works with major environmental crises.  In my forthcoming book, The Green Depression: American Ecoliterature of the 1930s and 40s (U of Miss. Press, Oct. 2020), I identify ways that depression-era literature contributed to shifts in conservationist thought during the period that would lay the groundwork for the development of environmental thought in the second half of the 20th century.  

Lucania between Film and Ecology

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:37pm
Univeristy of Basilicata, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

LiFE 2020 Conference

Lucania between Film and Ecology
Bodies, Environments, Representations

 

July 14-15, 2020
Matera, Italy

Deadline for submissions: 15th March 2020

 

Hawthorne Society Triennial Conference (June 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:46pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 5, 2020

CFP: Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Conference

“Hawthorne and Friends, Enemies, Frenemies”

Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown Union Station—Indianapolis, USA

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites paper and session proposals for its triennial summer conference to be held in Indianapolis on June 18-20, 2021.

Special journal issue: Our Shared Planet (The Environment Issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:46pm
Special issue of American Studies (AMSJ)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

For people of color, the future has never been a given. Whether through the policies and practices of state-sanctioned genocide, enslavement, internment, or forced relocation and migration, racialized communities have survived their worlds ending, over and over. To cite the opening lines of Sun Ra’s 1974 Afrofuturist film Space Is the Place, “It’s after the end of the world, don’t you know that yet?” This special issue critically interrogates the supposed universal notions of a shared planet, ecological demise, and what it means to be human in an era of climate change. The collection aims to center the perspectives of people of color historically and in our contemporary moment on how they envision(ed) “surviving” apocalypse.

The History of the Book and the Future of the World

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:41pm
Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (BSANZ) is pleased to announce the 2020 conference with the theme The History of the Book and the Future of the World, to be hosted at the State Library of South Australia Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December. There will be a Rare Book Librarians Day event on Wednesday 2 December.

Conference website https://sites.google.com/view/bsanz-conference-2020/home

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