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The Plantationocene Series—Plantation Worlds, Past and Present

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 2:22pm
Edge Effects / University of Wisconsin-Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2019

Edge Effects is currently accepting submissions to a new series on the Plantationocene. We’re interested in previously unpublished essays (~1500-2000 words), photo essays, and other creative pieces from a diverse array of academic, artistic, and activist perspectives.

First submission window: January 28-March 29, 2019

MLA 2020 - John Clare: Conversations in Song

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 2:15pm
John Clare Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

The John Clare Society of North America invites paper proposals for its guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in Seattle, January 9th-12th, 2020. 

Title of Session: John Clare: Conversations in Song

Scholarship on any aspect of song, music, or conversation in Clare. Papers might touch on personification, voice and its relation to print, and/or Clare’s way of relating to the non-human world. 

Abstract and short bio by 10 March 2019 to Erica McAlpine at

Borders and Crossings 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 9:02am
University of Leicester
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

An interdisciplinary conference on travel and travel writing

4–6 July 2019, University of Leicester, UK

Conference language: English

Deadline for abstracts: 25 March, 2019

Notification of acceptance: 1 April, 2019

We invite scholars and creative practitioners with an interest in travel and travel writing to the 2019 edition of the Borders and Crossings conference series, held at the University of Leicester from 4–6 July 2019, and generously supported by the Midlands4Cities DTP.

'SONGLE: Session on Gleaning', ASLE-UKI Biennial 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 2:04pm
ASLE UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK & Ireland)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

A handful of gleanings are known as a ‘songle’, a word that also gives its name to a component of an electrical switch. Electrically and agriculturally, songles delimit and define fields: a songle relay alters an electromagnetic current; a songle of gleaned sheaves alters the flows of agricultural production.

Proposals are invited for ten minute presentations to form part of a session on gleaning, or, SONGLE, as part of the programme at the 2019 ASLE-UKI Biennial, ‘Co-emergence, Co-creation, Co-existence’ (


Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:49pm
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring new environmental literature.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

  • Cli-fi

  • Eco-literature from the 1970s to the twenty-first century

  • Film and the environment

  • Ecological crimes

  • Consequences of global climate change on human politics

  • Eco-literature and/as activism

Mapping the Blue Humanities: World Literature and the Blue Humanities

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 11:57am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Scholars from a variety of backgrounds have demonstrated how the world’s oceans challenge dominant epistemologies (Steinberg 2013; DeLoughrey 2017), demanding new approaches that are both contingent and interdisciplinary. In their manifesto, Our Mother Ocean (2014), Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Monica Chilese detail how large segments of the seawaters of this planet have been privatized and toxified, driving ocean-going life forms (both human and non-human) to extinction or relocation.