Critique in the Postcolonial Anthropocene Special Session at the 2021 MLA Convention The 'postcolonial anthropocene', as the relationship of decentered human subjects with various forms of non-human lives and materialities in the postcolony, offers opportunities to interrogate new and unique forms of the anthropocene in postcolonial contexts. It leads to a range of questions provoked by the inhabitation of a postcolonial contemporary, thus reasserting the fragility of the human and its relationship to the environment as subject and object. Upon such a premise, how do we adapt the traditions of critique inherited from the twentieth century for this new understanding of the postcolonial?
ecocriticism and environmental studies
Call for Submissions for MLA 2021 (Toronto, January 7-10)
The Art of Persistence: Migration and Ecocriticism in Literature and Visual Arts
This panel invites submissions that explore how climate refugees, asylum seekers, and economic migrants affect and are affected by the environment, and the ways in which these dynamics are reflected in literature and visual arts.
Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 15 March 2020
Site/Seeing: Sites of Spectatorship
16th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago
April 24-25, 2020
Keynote Speaker: Alison Griffiths
IV International symposium. Barcelona, April 28th, 2020. MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Coordinated by Christian Alonso (University of Barcelona). Keynoted by Gerald Raunig (Zürich University of the Arts, Zürich, European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies, Vienna)
When we began talking about organizing a nearly carbon-neutral (NCN) symposium on how the humanities can be rethought and repurposed in an age of rapidly worsening ecosocial crises.
The past several weeks have brought into further relief the necessity of building academic infrastructures outside of conventional conference formats. Furthermore, COVID-19 is testing our academic institutions and societies in ways that will offer many lessons as the humanities respond to longer-term issues, particularly the climate crisis and the spread of authoritarianism.
Dr. Jennifer K Farrell, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020
The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on environmental studies and science fiction to be released in the summer of 2020.
We are seeking panelist proposals for the accepted Children’s Literature Association (ChLA 2020) conference panel “Sustaining Black Lives: Ecological Imaginaries in African American Books for Young Readers.” The ChLA 2020 theme “Sustainability Through Story: Eco-Justice, Children's Literature, and Childhood” invites “an expansive array of interdisciplinary topics on the cultural, political, historical, and contemporary impact of children’s literature in relationship to the environment.” This panel seeks papers that correlates race and gender with Black sustainability issues like environmental inequity and global migration.
Messengers from the Stars / Episode VI
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
November 26-27, 2020
Nature and Overnature in SF and Fantasy Discourses
In light of Covid-19 situation, the conference has been postponed to the 2020-2021 academic year, more details to come.
Please keep sharing your work with us, the call for papers will remain open until a deadline is fixed and new conference dates are decided.
“Blood on the Leaves / And Blood at the Roots”:
Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement and Subjection across Disciplines
Autumn 2020/Spring 2021: