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Natura 2017: Knowledges in Contact - Deadline Extended

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:59pm
Natura: THe Science and Epistemology Working Group at Rutgers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

Hosted by Natura, A Rutgers University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group focused on critical perspectives of Science and Epistemology, the 2017 Natura Conference explores how systems of knowledge interact. Isabelle Stengers calls for a cosmopolitics that will allow an “ecology of practices” to flourish. We seek papers that explore the tensions and potentials that arise when ways of knowing collide. How do new and emergent ways of knowing interact with established systems of knowledge? How has this process occurred historically as well as in the present? How are emerging epistemologies created, consolidated, and defended? By whom and for what purposes?

Uplandish: New Perspectives on Northern England’s ‘Wild’ Places (30th June 2017)

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:15pm
York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Keynote Address: Dr David Higgins (University of Leeds, UK): ‘Mythologising Malhamdale: Englishness, Sublimity, and Tourism from Wordsworth to The Trip

Writers in Conversation: David Constantine and A.J. Ashworth: ‘Writing and Rewriting the Pennine Moors: Beyond the Brontës’

Submissions remain open for 2017 ASLE Conference till December 21

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:20pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Due to some requests for a bit more wiggle room, we will continue to keep submissions open in Submittable till the end of the day tomorrow, 11:59pm EST on December 21.

If you have not yet submitted, there is still time!

Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery
June 20-24, 2017
Wayne State University, Detroit MI

Important Conference Links:

The Green World in Contemporary Poetry and Philosophy: Mapping Nature in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:02pm
Leonor M. Martínez Serrano & Cristina M. Gámez-Fernández / University of Córdoba, Spain
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Since the very cradle of civilization, Nature has been one of the secular concerns of poetry and philosophy. In a classic like Walden; or Life in the Woods (1854), Henry David Thoreau said: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately”. The woods would make him whole again; solitude and Nature would reactivate a claritas of mind in him that had apparently been overshadowed by human commerce. About a century later, Ezra Pound sang in The Cantos: “Learn of the green world what can be thy place / In scaled invention or true artistry” (81/541), aware as he was of the fact that the world is a subtle ecology of vast dimensions that needs our attention and respect.

FINAL REMINDER: Ted Hughes & Place

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:08pm
Ted Hughes Network, University of Huddersfield
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016



CFP: Ted Hughes & Place


A conference organised by the Ted Hughes Network at the University of Huddersfield, in partnership with the Ted Hughes Society


Thursday 15th and Friday 16th June 2017


Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield



Energy and the Left, a One-Day Workshop at NYU-Columbia

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:18pm
Daniela Russ (Columbia University) and Troy Vettese (NYU)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Energy and the Left
A Workshop on Energy Studies in New York City

Deadline:           20 December 2016
Event’s Date:     14 April 2017
Location:            NYU, Washington Square campus
Organisers:        Daniela Russ (Columbia University) and Troy Vettese (NYU)


Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:16am
Graduate English Association, Department of English, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Graduate English Association, Department of English, University of Toronto
Thursday, April 27th, 2017


It isn’t absurd, e.g., to believe that the age of science
and technology is the beginning of the end for humanity.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Culture and Value

We have come so far; it is over.

Sylvia Plath

British Working-Class Literature: Intersections of Space and Class

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:17am
MLA 2018 / New York City
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Please consider submitting for this special session proposal:

This panel considers the impact of space and environment on representations of working-class people in British literature, exploring how authors and narratives respond to spaces marked by social stratification.

300-word abstracts and brief CV due by March 1st, 2017.

Call for papers for Spring Issue of Reconsidering Development Journal

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:17am
Reconsidering Development
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Reconsidering DevelopmentCall For Papers Spring 2017The editorial board of Reconsidering Development invites submissions for the Spring 2017 volume of the journal. Reconsidering Development is an open access, peer reviewed e-journal that aims to create an equitable space for dialogue and discussion concerning the theory and practice of international development. Submissions can be research articles, policy briefs, book reviews, and photo essays on a variety of development topics. Previous issues have included articles on development and aid, economics, education, the environment,  health, and language, but submissions are not limited to these topics.

Hawthorne and the Environment: Ecocritical Perspectives

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:51am
Nancy Sweet / California State University, Sacramento
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Through depictions of forests and seashores, animals and plants, the wild and the domestic, Hawthorne’s writings abound with explorations of the human relationship to the physical environment. Yet the moral and ethical significance of nature as physical, biological environment has often been overlooked in critical interpretations of “Nature” as symbol in Hawthornian romance.