Papers are sought for a special session investigating any aspect of ecocriticism, including (but not limited to) ecocritical theory, environmental ethics, environmental justice, colonial and postcolonial ecologies, gender and ecology, literary representations of non-human being, and interdisciplinary investigations of literature and environmental science. This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
The Two Canaries of Climate Change -
Island and Polar Places
Call for Papers
South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies Conference
14th - 16th February 2018
UNE FutureCampus, Parramatta, NSW
The slowly unfolding catastrophe currently referred to as ‘Anthropocene’ generates a number of dire questions that we cannot even ask – let alone begin to answer – without deep thought. This panel asks how such deep thought might be possible in the face of the self-indulgent apocalypse narratives (Haraway), barbarism, infernal alternatives and sorcery (Stengers), and blind panic / desire to look away (Klein) that are engendered in catastrophic time. What creative practices and pathways can we cultivate to make thought possible?
Amongst the many perspectives we may consider is this provocation from “Staying with the Trouble” by Donna Haraway:
Food in the 21st century would be unrecognizable to our great grandparents. Canadian ecocritic Susie O’Brien has recently explained in an interview in ARIEL that “food is a rich site through which to think about a number of things: environment, colonialism, culture, affect, subjectivity, among others.” There is an urgency to theorizing about food, especially given the fact that hunger is seriously at odds with the promises of industrial agriculture. Indeed, according to Vandana Shiva, “industrial agriculture has not produced more food.
This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Task of Ecocriticism in the Age of American Empire
American Studies Institute, Seoul National University
Date of Conference: 25 - 26 August 2017
Location: Seoul National University, South Korea
Call for Papers Deadline: May 31, 2017
This ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) panel at the 31st annual meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts in Tempe, AZ 9-12 November, invites 15-minute papers that address the conference theme in terms of the Anthropocene. What might be lost and/or what might be gained with this new measure of geological time, and what it might mean to weigh and measure -- to demarcate meaning or value -- in an age at once characterized by a new awareness of vertiginous scale and complex interconnection, and by the seeming collapse of agency itself into a singularity, an idea of "Man"?
Gendered Ecologies and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers
Jillmarie Murphy and Dewey W. Hall, Editors
Union College and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Call for Papers Deadline: August 31, 2017
Call for Papers: This issue of Mediascape will focus on film technology.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Caietele Echinox/Echinox Journal
“Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Volume 1 /2018
CARMEN BORBÉLY and PETRONIA POPA PETRAR