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Disability Studies and Ecocriticism: Critical and Creative Intersections

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:01am
Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

This CFP calls for critical essays and creative works that address the intersection of disability studies and ecocriticism, or disability and the environment. In terms of critical essays, we will consider analyses of novels, poetry, comics, dance, art, and movies. We will also consider creative works (including creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction) that center on an exploration of the relationship(s) between disability and the environment.

Victorian Animal Encounters

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:00am
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Victorian Animal Encounters: A one day conference University of Portsmouth UK, 4 May 2018  Keynote speaker: Dr Jane Hamlett, Royal Holloway “I went to show my friend Pigott the grave of the illustrious Shelley. Approaching the resting-place of the divine poet in a bright sunlight, the finest black Tom you ever saw discovered at an incredible distance that a catanthropist had entered the cemetery—rushed up at a gallop with his tail at right-angles to his spine—turned over on his back with his four paws in the air, and said in the language of cats: ‘Shelley be hanged! Come and tickle me!’ I stooped and tickled him. We were both profoundly affected.” (Wilkie Collins, letter to his mother, 1866).

Ecology of Bad Ideas

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:59am
Drain Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Drain invites submissions for its upcoming edition: Ecology of Bad Ideas

Call for Entries

“There is an ecology of bad ideas, just as there is an ecology of weeds, and its characteristic of the system that basic error propagates itself.” – Gregory Bateson, Pathologies of Epistemology, 1971

Call for Submissions: "Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change"

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:52pm
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

French version to follow. Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2018

Call for Submissions: “Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change”

Special Issue of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

Metamorphoses: Mementos and Futurities - Deadline Extended

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 5:33pm
University of British Columbia - Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Metamorphoses: Mementos and Futurities 

Endnotes 2018 

UBC English Graduate Conference 

University of British Columbia 

May 4-5, 2018 


Of bodies changed to other forms I tell; 

You Gods, who have yourselves wrought every change, 

Inspire my enterprise and lead my lay 

In one continuous song from nature’s first 

Remote beginnings to our modern times. 

- Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book I 


To recognize in paranoia a distinctively rigid relation to temporality, at once anticipatory and retroactive, averse above all to surprise, is also to glimpse the lineaments of other possibilities. 

*E-mail Address Corrected and Submission Deadline Pushed Back* The Anthropocene in question: art, literature, humanities and natural science

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:52am
Université de Sherbrooke comparative literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018


(English follows)

« L’Anthropocène en question : arts, lettres, sciences humaines et naturelles »

Colloque interdisciplinaire

12 et 13 avril 2018

Université de Sherbrooke


Dans le cadre de la 16e édition du colloque en littérature canadienne comparée de l’Université de Sherbrooke, sont invité·e·s étudiant·e·s, professeur·e·s et spécialistes des milieux pratiques de tous les horizons disciplinaires à se pencher sur la question anthropocène.

Rethinking “Alternative Worlds”: Emerging in the Here and Now of Emergency

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:16pm
American Studies Association 2018 (Nov 8-11 in Atlanta)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Our panel seeks to make a slight pivot on the opening provocation of this year’s conference theme, “States of Emergence,” that “our sense of crisis must be thought alongside our constant commitment to challenging the calamities that beset us and to producing alternative—indeed better—worlds.” Rather than thinking of our sense of crisis and our commitment to challenging calamities as two things we might put alongside each other, what happens if our commitment to challenging calamities emerges precisely within, even as, our sense of crisis?



Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:48pm
AEDEI-2018: “Eco-Fictions Irish Studies”. Santiago de Compostela, Spain
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Nature, the landscape and the environment have enjoyed a recurrent presence, indeed have been constant protagonists, in Irish literature and culture.This wild isolated island, originally feared or even despised by foreigners progressively became that romanticized, pre-modern Arcadia imagined by tourists from the early twentieth century onwards. The once desolated and barren landscapes of the Great Hunger were imaginatively recreated as green pastures, nostalgically conjured up by nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish emigrants across the world.

Disruption, Displacement, and Disorder

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:18am
Society for Utopian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Society for Utopian Studies invites you to submit papers and proposals on the theme, “Disruption, Displacement, and Disorder.” As an interdisciplinary society from its founding, we encourage scholars and practitioners from any academic field to contribute, as well as architects, city planners, artists, musicians whose work relates to utopian thought and possibility, and dystopian realities and visions. Members of intentional communities are also welcome to attend and/or present. Non-theme related papers are welcome.

Abstracts and proposals of up to 250 words for the following:

Chaucer: Sound and Vision, a Conference

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:31pm
University of South Alabama English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Call for Conference Papers


Chaucer: Sound and Vision, October 19th and 20th, 2018


Deadline for Submissions: May 1, 2018


Name of Organization: University of South Alabama


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