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Literature and Surveillance in the Age of Globalization

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:39am
Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Durham University, 24 May 2019

Department of English Studies at Durham University is convening an annual postgraduate conference which will be held in 24 May 2019.

Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:29am
Dr. Joshua King/ Baylor University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

This flightless, multi-site conference (Sept. 18-21, 2019) invites interdisciplinary attention to confluences between environmental and religious perspectives and practices in the long Anglophone nineteenth century (1780-1900). Since that century, anthropogenic climate change has rapidly accelerated, and in response to this legacy we will avoid air travel by digitally connecting events at several conference sites in the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition, this method of networking, by lowering barriers of cost and transportation, promises to enable a more diverse and inclusive range of participation than is often possible at international conferences.

Reading the Landscape

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:25am
Graduate Literature Student Association of City College of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

“Reading the Landscape”

The Second Annual City College of New York Graduate Literature Conference

Conference Date: May 17, 2019

Submission Deadline: April 5, 2019

Landscapes inspire contemplation. Some consider landscapes to be natural while others see them as something created by effacing people and their work. Much literature centers on relationships between people and landscapes and how these relationships are shaped by economic forces.

Ephemeral Modernisms

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:01am
MSA Toronto (October 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019

W.B. Yeats’ 1919 paradigmatic claim that “things fall apart, the centre cannot hold” encapsulates the twentieth-century fascination with figuring and conceptualizing the inevitability of instability and the certainty of entropy. For this panel, we are seeking papers on modernisms or modernist studies that dwell in the crumbling center. Approaches may include an investigation of:










MLA2020 CFP: Railways, Speed, and Accidents

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:01am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“To invent the train is to invent the rail accident of derailment” (Paul Virilio, The Original Accident 10). From the 19th century onward, the intervention of speed upon and across the landscape has created zones of contact between non-human animals and machines that resulted in numerous crashes, deaths, derailments and a wide variety of events that we know as accidents. With the speed of modern time, railway accidents involving humans and animals became a common theme of literary texts, travel books, journal reports, legal discussions, as well as photography and motion pictures. One of the early depictions of moving trains, J. M. W.

Local Alignments, Global Upheaval: Re-Imagining Peace, Legitimacy, Jurisdiction and Authority

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:51am
Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) & Peace and Conflict Studies - Canadian Association (PACS-Can)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Local Alignments, Global Upheaval: Re-Imagining Peace, Legitimacy, Jurisdiction and Authority

Annual conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) & Peace and Conflict Studies - Canadian Association (PACS-Can)

October 4-6, 2019 | Canadian Mennonite University: Winnipeg, Canada

Skip me right to the proposal submission form!

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 1, 2019

Draft Schedule Released: Early June, 2019


Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:49am
"Earth, Sea, Sky," in association with TORCH at University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

September 19th-20th, TORCH, University of Oxford

“Earth, Sea, Sky” is an international environmental humanities research network

( Our central aims are 1. to examine the varied and

contested medieval and early modern approaches to the natural world, and 2. to

consider how this premodern archive resonates with environmental degradation and

global warming in our current moment. In three linked symposia we will focus on each

domain of “Earth, Sea, Sky.”


Levinas Conference: "Vulnerability"

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:21am
North American Levinas Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

The 14th Annual Conference of the North American Levinas Society

Drake University - Des Moines, Iowa


July 23 - 26, 2019  


NALS welcomes submissions on all topics relevant to the work of Emmanuel Levinas, but we especially encourage topics that address the conference theme, “Vulnerability,” including but not limited to: