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CFP: How is it Possible to Think Through and Beyond Catastrophe? Composing for a Common, Livable World

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:36pm
Ron Milland, Critical Legal Conference: University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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 Transformations: Eating and Wasting in the Anthropocene

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:39pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

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.

CFP: Special Session: Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene - PAMLA 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:24pm
Ron Milland, Presiding Officer / Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

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.

The Task of Ecocriticism in the Age of American Empire

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
American Studies Institute at Seoul National University, South Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017



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


Weighing the Anthropocene

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 1:10pm
ASLE at the 2017 Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference 9-12 November 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 12, 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

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 9:55am
Jillmarie Murphy, Union College and Dewey Hall, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

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


UCLA's Mediascape - on Film Technology

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:06am
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Call for Papers: This issue of Mediascape will focus on film technology.

Literary Atmospherics

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Literary Geographies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017


A special theme section to be published in the open-access journal Literary Geographies (


I'm seeking abstracts focusing on literary engagements with material atmospheres. Essays may address some of these questions:


-how does literature address the production, maintenance, and differential breathability of multiple and shifting atmospheres across local and transnational scales?


Waste: A Symposium – Papers on Disposability, Decay, and Depletion

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
Alice Burks / Birkbeck College, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

A one-day event to be held at Birkbeck College, University of London, on September 21st 2017.


Confirmed keynote speakers:


Professor Esther Leslie (Birkbeck, University of London)

Dr Leo Mellor (University of Cambridge)

Dr Rachele Dini (UCL / University of Cambridge)


Conference overview: