category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

MLA 2017 Special Session: Monster Studies: Literature, Culture, and Theory (Deadline 3/10/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Koenig-Woodyard / University of Toronto
contact email: 
chris.koenig.woodyard@utoronto.ca

This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session on “Monster Studies” for the MLA in Philadelphia, 5-8 January, 2017.

Utopian/Dystopian Narratives in French and Francophone Women’s Writing -- SAMLA 88 (November 4-6, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association/Women in French (Affiliated Group)
contact email: 
ama0002@auburn.edu

SAMLA 88 (November 4-6, 2016) at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL

Utopian/Dystopian Narratives in French and Francophone Women’s Writing

Representing Ethnic Conflicts in Contemporary Literatures and Films - DEADLINE 2 March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Sreyoshi Sarkar - MLA Annual Convention 2017
contact email: 
sreyoshi@gwu.edu

This MLA special session panel invites papers that study the representations of ethnic conflicts in contemporary literatures, and films.

[REMINDER] Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ágota Márton / University of Oxford
contact email: 
agota.marton@ell.ox.ac.uk

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

‘When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.’
(Henry David Thoreau)

Theories that Shape Worlds: Teaching Literary and Cultural Theory through Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA (Salt Lake City, UT October 6-8, 2016
contact email: 
deludens@dwu.edu

With Ursula K. Le Guin's departure from "hard science fiction" in the 1960s, worlds began to be created that examined the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of our own societies.

Norm and Anomaly in Literature, Culture, and Language 19-20 September 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Franciszek Karpiński Institute for Regional Culture and Literary Research, Siedlce POLAND
contact email: 
normanomaly2016@gmail.com

Norm and anomaly have long constituted a binary opposition whose boundaries are becoming increasingly blurry and open to scrutiny. What precisely does the ‘norm’ mean?

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal - call for articles - open issue

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Lodz
contact email: 
gcss.art.journal@gmail.com

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories (A/R/T Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal that has been created with a view to providing a forum for analyzing and discussing issues of immediate relevance for contempora

Mobile Communities, October 14, 2016 (Abstract Deadline: May 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
contact email: 
tuftsgradhumanitiesconference@gmail.com

Movement and stasis. Routes to and from home. Boundaries and belonging. Local places and global spaces. The possibilities for and barriers to mobility shape the way that communities, cultures, and individuals communicate with one another. Mobility influences interconnectivity across time and space as well as the formation of hierarchies of domination and subordination.

Due March 2016: Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) Binghamton University

full name / name of organization: 
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) Binghamton University
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

“Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders” is an interdisciplinary graduate conference dedicated to exploring the changing contours of the field of American Studies.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature: (Last date for Submission: 25th feb 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh
contact email: 
scholasticdav@gmail.com

"The Scholastic Forum"

Teaching Western American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Randi Tanglen and Brady Harrison
contact email: 
teachingwesternliterature@gmail.com

We invite submissions for a proposed collection of essays on teaching western American literature.

[update] John Steinbeck as an International Writer

full name / name of organization: 
Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, San Jose State University
contact email: 
nicholas.taylor@sjsu.edu

Update: Proposal deadline extended to March 15, 2016.

Conference Description:

American Literature Before 1900- SCMLA November 3-5, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jkorsmo1@gsu.edu

The South Central Modern Language Society's regular session for American Literature Before 1900 invites submissions for the 2016 annual conference to be held November 3-5 in Dallas, Texas.

Modernist Homelands: Textual Ecologies of World War I, MLA 2017 / Deadline Mar 15

full name / name of organization: 
Molly Hall/ MLA Philadelphia
contact email: 
molly_hall@uri.edu

This panel seeks papers on the ecology of home landscape and war zone representations within modernist literature for the 2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017 (https://apps.m

SPECTRUM

full name / name of organization: 
University of Dhaka
contact email: 
spectrum.ed.du@gmail.com

Spectrum, a refereed journal published by the Department of English, University of Dhaka, seeks submissions of scholarly articles, book reviews, translations and creative pieces for its forthcoming is

Climate Change: Views from the Humanities (a virtual conference: May 3-24)

full name / name of organization: 
UC Santa Barbara Environmental Humanities Initiative
contact email: 
EHCfellow@gmail.com

Climate Change: Views from the Humanities
Sponsored by the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) at UC Santa Barbara
A virtual conference held online from May 3-24, 2016

PAMLA Special Session: Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene [Abstracts Due May 6, 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ron2154@gmail.com

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.

MLA 2017 Special Session: Nonhumans in Twentieth-Century British Children's Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Shun Yin Kiang/Bunker Hill Community College
contact email: 
shunkiang@gmail.com

Animals, fairies, and toys, and their relation to concepts of childhood or the child, fill the pages of British children's fiction in the twentieth-century.

Trans(form): New Insights and New Directions: April 9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
10th Annual University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
urigradconference2016@gmail.com

The prefix trans- implies movement and change: between states, among groups and disciplines, across divides, from one way of being or knowing to another.

Journal of Creative Writing Studies -- Now Open for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Creative Writing Studies
contact email: 
james@creativewritingstudies.com

Journal of Creative Writing Studies is a peer reviewed, open access journal. We publish research that examines the teaching, practice, theory, and history of creative writing.

Cripping Keywords [abstracts due March 15]

full name / name of organization: 
TC Forum on Disability Studies for the MLA
contact email: 
jhsy@gwu.edu

Influenced by factors as varied as Raymond Williams’ vocabulary of culture in Keywords (1976) and contemporary Ignite talks, keywords-based collaborations have proliferated in recent MLA Conventions

[UPDATE] Under Western Skies 2016 CFP (Extended)

full name / name of organization: 
Mount Royal University, Calgary, CANADA
contact email: 
rboschman@mtroyal.ca

Call for Proposals (Extended, with Track 5)

Under Western Skies 2016

Water: Events, Trends, Analysis

September 27-30, 2016

Mount Royal University

Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

DIS/EASE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)
contact email: 
dagse.conference@gmail.com

August 19-21, 2016
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Call for Book Chapter Proposals: Critical Essays on American Horror Story

full name / name of organization: 
Cameron Williams and Leverett Butts / University of North Georgia
contact email: 
cameron.williams@ung.edu; leverett.butts@ung.edu

American Horror Story is an anthology horror series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

MLA Special Session Proposal: New Approaches to Existentialism and the Absurd (5–8 January 2017, Philadelphia)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
jelsky@luc.edu

This panel will explore new approaches to the study of the existentialist and absurdist movements in the 20th century.

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction (Vol. 1, No. 2)

full name / name of organization: 
Monica Louzon / Museum of Science Fiction
contact email: 
monica.louzon@museumofsciencefiction.org

We are soliciting manuscripts to be featured in Vol. I, No. 2 of Museum of Science Fiction’s Journal of Science Fiction (MOSF Journal of Science Fiction, http://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/index).

[UPDATE] Green Britain: Nationhood and the Environment 1500-1750

full name / name of organization: 
Birmingham Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies
contact email: 
greenbritain2016@gmail.com

During the early modern period, national identity was increasingly defined by the dynamic between people and the environment they populated.

John Clare: the One and the Many; MLA Jan 2017

full name / name of organization: 
John Clare Society of North America
contact email: 
erica.mcalpine@keble.ox.ac.uk

The John Clare Society of North America invites proposals for its guaranteed session/panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia, PA, January 5th-8th, 2017.

Call for Papers Portals Spring 2016—Time and Space (3/14 Deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Student Association
contact email: 
submissions@portalsjournal.com

Call for Papers

Portals, Spring 2016, Volume 13

Place/Time/Culture: An Undergraduate Conference for the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Young Harris College
contact email: 
yhcugradconference@gmail.com

Place/Time/Culture: An Undergraduate Conference for the Humanities
Young Harris College, September 10, 2016.

Call for Papers:

Vehicles for Thought: Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016, London, May 9-15

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths, University of London
contact email: 
gradfestival@gold.ac.uk

The Goldsmiths Graduate Festival is an important celebration of postgraduate research in Goldsmiths and in universities nationally and internationally.

Nautical Gothic (journal special issue): proposals due 30 May 2016; papers due 30 November

full name / name of organization: 
Gothic Studies
contact email: 
em.alder@napier.ac.uk

From the earliest sea journeys, the challenges of coastal and ocean travel have rendered the sea liminal.

[UPDATE] Go East! Ecocriticism in Central and Eastern Europe, May 21-22nd 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wroclaw, The Dept. of Literary Theory, Dept. of Romantic Literature, and the Doctoral Students’ Research Group of Literary Theory
contact email: 
dkntlconference@gmail.com

Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Scott Slovic (University of Idaho)
Invited speaker: Dr. Julia Fiedorczuk (University of Warsaw)

[UPDATE] "Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship"

full name / name of organization: 
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University
contact email: 
hopper@drew.edu

Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship
Fourth Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference
Drew University, June 10-12, 2016

Spontaneous Beauties? World Gardens and Gardens in the World (10-12 June 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Nanyang Technological University, Division of English
contact email: 
spontaneousbeauties@ntu.edu.sg

“Spontaneous Beauties”? World Gardens and Gardens in the World
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
10-12 June 2016

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