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?
ecocriticism and environmental studies
“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.
Call for papers
Innovation and Experiment in Contemporary Irish Fiction
Thursday 29 November – Saturday 1 December 2018
Leuven Centre for Irish Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium
What: Event combining academic conference panel presentations, public lectures, film, and media installations. Panels will consist of 20-minute presentations.
Where: UiT – The Arctic University of Norway
When: November 15-17, 2018
Abstracts due: April 15, 2018
CALL FOR Proposals
EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 4, 2018.
International Association for Environmental Philosophy
Twenty-Second Annual Meeting October 20-22, 2018
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
2018 Keynote Speaker - Cary Wolfe
(Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English
Director, Center for Critical and Cultural Theory
The 2018 annual conference of the Western Literature Association will take place October 24-27 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. “Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States” is derived from this location. This region, at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, has been urban for thousands of years. Cahokia, known for its impressive earthen mounds, is directly across the river from today’s St. Louis, and once housed the largest pre-Columbian civilization north of Mexico, a hub for trade, communication, and transportation throughout indigenous North America. Long before St. Louis was known as the “Gateway to the West,” it was nicknamed “Mound City.”