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Emerson Society ALA Panels May 2019

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:38pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 11, 2019

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held May 23-26, Boston, USA.

Panel 1: Emerson and Pedagogy

The Emerson Society are inviting proposals that examine or encourage strategies for teaching Emerson, informed by disciplines other than English or methods other than literary criticism, for example, rhetoric, journalism and media studies, environmental studies, creative writing, philosophy and religion, gender studies, material culture, etc. The society is also interested in receiving proposals that consider pedagogies and approaches that engage the younger generation with the core ideas/ideals of Emerson, reviving them for the current age.


Monday, November 12, 2018 - 3:56pm
Sarah Bezan, The University of Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 23, 2018



Biennial Conference of 

The University of Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre (ShARC)


April 29-30th, 2019

Humanities Research Institute, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom


Keynote Speakers: 

Lucinda Cole, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Thom van Dooren, The University of Sydney, Australia


Artist in Residence:

Steve Baker, The University of Central Lancashire, UK


Evolving the Forest

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 4:28pm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 19, 2018, our partners The Royal Forestry Societyand Timber Strategiesand our academic partner Science Walden @ Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST) invite proposals to an international forum: Evolving the Forest.

This is a three-day international forum bringing together creative thinkers and doers to explore physically and figuratively our relationship with wood, trees and forest over the past hundred years, and imagining that evolving relationship over the next 100.

The event takes place June 19-21, 2019 at Dartington Hall, Devon UK.

The Desert and the USA

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 4:12pm
Université Bretagne Sud/South Brittany, Lorient, France
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019

International transdisciplinary symposium organized by HCTI (EA 4249) November 21-23, 2019 at the Université Bretagne Sud in Lorient, South Brittany, France.

“The Desert and the USA” 

ASLE 2019 Panel: "Experimental Ecologies"

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 9:58am
Christopher Walker, Colby College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

For this ASLE 2019 panel, we invite papers that explore the intersections of environmental thinking and experimentation. From Thomas Moore’s "Utopia" (1516) to Charles Darwin’s studies on the Galápagos in the nineteenth century, places such as islands, as well as human and nonhuman bodies, have been figured as sites of aesthetic, political, and scientific experimentation.

American Genocide: Indians & Other Animals (essays & poetry; edited volume)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:40pm
Dr. Thomas C. Gannon and Matt Guzman
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Critical scholarship on the indigenous humans of North America and scholarship in Critical Animal Studies often remain separate and rarely appear in dialogue with one another. And yet, both fields of study can benefit greatly from being placed in conversation. There has not been a volume to date that adequately grapples with the similar exploitation and extinction of these two marginalized “Others.” The crucial intersection of the human indigenous and other non-human species entails both trope and reality, as both a longtime ideological comedy of errors and misprisions—and a longtime material tragedy of genocide and extinction.

Natura 2019: Resistance and Disruption (deadline extended!)

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 10:19am
Natura: The Science and Epistemology Working Group
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Resistance and Disruption
Natura’s 8th Annual Graduate Conference in Science and Epistemology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
February 15, 2019

Keynote Address:
Michelle Murphy (History and Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto)

Call for Papers
Hosted by Natura, A Rutgers University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group focused on critical perspectives of Science and Epistemology, the 2019 Natura Conference seeks papers on the topic of resistance, and the role disruption, disagreement, disturbance, opposition, and recalcitrance play in knowledge formation.

Re/Inventions Conference: Memory - Graduate Student Conference, CSU- Long Beach

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:29am
English Graduate Student Association (California State University of Long Beach)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 12, 2018





Re/Inventions is the annual conference organized by the English Graduate Student Association
(EGSA) of California State University, Long Beach.
Our goal is to provide a forum in which graduate students and advanced undergraduates
may present their academic research in a conference setting.
Re/Inventions promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement
among students from Southern California and around the globe.


The Age of Anxiety: Literary Studies in a Culture of Risk

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 11:24am
Department of English Twelfth Graduate Student Conference, University of Ottawa
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Age of Anxiety: Literary Studies in a Culture of Risk

Location: University of Ottawa

Proposals Due: December 15, 2018

Conference Dates: March 8-10, 2019


“We would rather be ruined than changed” - W.H. Auden, “The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue”


Environments of Literature and Science: BSLS Winter Symposium 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 2:30pm
The British Society for Literature and Science
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Date: Saturday 24th November 2018 (10:00 – 18:00)

Location: Cardiff University

Organisers: Joan Passey (Exeter,, Louise Benson-James (Bristol,, Jim Scown (Cardiff,

Keynote: ‘Biggish Data: Friedrich Engels, Material Ecology, and Victorian Data’ by John Parham, University of Worcester