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Critique in the Postcolonial Anthropocene

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 1:03pm
Saronik Bosu, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

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?

MLA 2021 (Toronto, January 7-10) "The Art of Persistence: Migration and Ecocriticism in Literature and Visual Arts"

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 12:36pm
Nicole Bonino, University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

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

Submission Guidelines: 

Site/Seeing: Sites of Spectatorship

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:17pm
Maggie Sivit / University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 20, 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


Mutating ecologies in contemporary art: machinic capitalism, molecularized selves & subsistential territories

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 7:46am
Christian Alonso (AGI Art Globalization, Interculturality, University of Barcelona)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

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)

(Extended Deadline) Humanities on the Brink: Energy, Environment, Emergency

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 4:14pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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.  


Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 2:30pm
2020 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Dr. Jennifer K Farrell, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

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Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020

Minneapolis, MN

JOSF Special Issue on Environmental Science Fiction

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:17pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 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. 

ChLA 2020 Panel *Sustaining Black Lives: Ecological Imaginaries in African American Books for Young Readers*

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 12:43pm
Samira Abdur-Rahman, University of San Francisco
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 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

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:39pm
ULICES-School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020

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


“Blood on the Leaves / And Blood at the Roots”: Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement and Subjection across Disciplines

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 3:40am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

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: