category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

"Future Humans" abstracts due Sept 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA, the Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lmdemerjian@gmail.com

Human beings have traditionally been preoccupied with visions of the future. We may now have more power to shape the future of human beings for better or worse, intentionally or unintentionally.

SHAKESPEAREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE - February 1-2-3, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The James Joyce Italian Foundation
contact email: 
joyceconference@gmail.com

SHAKESPEAREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE

The IX James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2016
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 5, 2015

Ordinary Chronicles of the End of the World (Journal Issue - Transatlantica) - Proposals due by September 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Arnaud Schmitt (University of Bordeaux)
contact email: 
arnaud.schmitt@u-bordeaux.fr

Ordinary Chronicles of the End of the World

CFP Monster-Themed Papers for Halloween 2015 Conference (7/15/15; NEPCA 10/30-31/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair, Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
nepcafantastic@gmail.com

REVISED FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

MORE MONSTERS FOR THE EIGHTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE

SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA

C19 -- Historicism Unsettled: Reading the Nineteenth Century (March 17-20 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Kopec/C19: Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
kopeca@ipfw.edu

In their introduction to surface reading, Sharon Marcus and Stephen Best find in nineteenth-century American literature an analog to describe their method: “As Poe’s story ‘The Purloined Letter

CFP: NeMLA (ASLE Session): Climate Change Pedagogy (deadline 9/30/15; Hartford, CT, 3/17-3/20/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jill.gatlin@necmusic.edu

Climate Change Pedagogy: Literature, Arts, Interdisciplinarity, Action (Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment [ASLE])

Post-conflict territories: representations and reconfigurations

full name / name of organization: 
Commonwealth Essays and Studies
contact email: 
mccannfiona@gmail.com

Call for articles
Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Spring 2016
Post-conflict territories: representations and reconfigurations

Entangled Poetics: Mediating Ecology (NeMLA 2016) Sept 30 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association 47th Annual NeMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT
contact email: 
icampos@mtech.edu

This panel means to investigate the entangled relationship of modern and contemporary American poetry and ecology.

CFP: The International Pearl-Poet Society at Kalamazoo May 12-15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The International Pearl-Poet Society
contact email: 
kmalone3@binghamton.edu

The International Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring the following two paper sessions at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 12-15, 2016) at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo,

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

full name / name of organization: 
EnJeu(x) - University of Maine (France) and Akron (US)
contact email: 
delphine.letort@univ-lemans.fr, elisabeth.lamothe@univ-lemans.fr

An international and multidisciplinary conference co-organized by Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort (University of Maine-Le Mans in France, 3L.AM), and Heather Braun (University of Akron, Ohio) with

Anthology For Use in Composition Classes (essays, short stories, etc. on any subject)

full name / name of organization: 
Fey Publishing
contact email: 
sarahrenee1115@gmail.com

Transatlantic Connections Conference 3 January 2016 13-17

full name / name of organization: 
Drew University
contact email: 
drewtransatlantic@gmail.com

Call For Papers

SOCRATES CALL FOR PAPER *NEW*: VOL. 3 NO. 3 ISSUE - September 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Socrates : Scholarly Research Journal
contact email: 
editor@socratesjournal.com

 

Regular Paper Submission:

Call for Submissions to Fall 15 issue of the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association.Topic: "The Lives of Cities"

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmla@luc.edu

The Midwest Modern Language Association invites submissions for the Fall 15 issue of the JMMLA.

Deadline for essays: July 15th, 2015

"The Lives of Cities"

Seeking Socially Conscious Poetry and Prose

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
contact email: 
lehighvalleyvanguard@gmail.com

Call for submissions
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org

Submissions in PROSE

[CFP] Special Issue of TEXT on 'Gothic Writing'

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Dr Kimberley McMahon-Coleman
contact email: 
gothicissuetext@gmail.com

In recent years, Gothic Studies has evolved into a solid field of enquiry.

51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12-15, 2016, Ecocritical Outlaws

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
contact email: 
kristin.bovairdabbo@unco.edu, valerie.johnson@lmc.gatech.edu, akaufman@aum.edu

CFP: 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016
http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/

Sponsored Session: International Association for Robin Hood Studies

Ashgate Studies in Childhood: 1700 to the Present (no deadline; book series)

full name / name of organization: 
Ann Donahue, Ashgate Publishing
contact email: 
adonahue@ashgate.com

Series Editor: Claudia Nelson, Texas A&M University
This series recognizes and supports innovative work on the child and on
literature for children and adolescents that informs teaching and engages
with current and emerging debates in the field. Proposals are welcome for
interdisciplinary and comparative studies by humanities scholars working in
a variety of fields, including literature; book history, periodicals
history, and print culture and the sociology of texts; theater, film,
musicology, and performance studies; history, including the history of
education; gender studies; art history and visual culture; cultural studies;
and religion.

Two Panel Call For Papers - Border Crossings and Revolutions

full name / name of organization: 
2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference
contact email: 
Jennifer Andrews (jandrews@unb.ca) and Richard Cole (rich.cole@ualberta.ca).

Two Panel Call For Papers at the 2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference at Queen’s University, Belfast (7-9 April 2016)

CfP: Reconfiguring Human and Non-Human: Texts, Images and Beyond, 29-30 October 2015, Jyväskylä Finland

full name / name of organization: 
Aino-Kaisa Koistinen & Essi Varis / Department of Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä
contact email: 
aino-kaisa.koistinen@jyu.fi, essi.e.varis@jyu.fi

In recent years, scholars of different fields have turned their gaze to the complex relations between humans and non-humans.

"Daddy, What did you Do in the Culture Wars?": Academia and Public Life - NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association - Hartford CT, March 17-20, 1016
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu, wal209@lehigh.edu

It’s been almost thirty years since Allan Bloom made his clarion call to classicism within the American academy with the publication of The Closing of the American Mind.

CFPanelists: "Unsettling the Slave Narrative" (C19 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
contact email: 
ntrinehart@gmail.com

This proposed panel seeks to present new and challenging perspectives on the history of the slave narrative genre.

Landscaping Change: Exploring the transformation, reconstitution & disruption of environments. 29th-31st March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Bath Spa University
contact email: 
landscapingchange@gmail.com

Landscaping Change:
Exploring the transformation, reconstitution and disruption of environments through the arts and humanities and social science.

Bath Spa University
29, 30, 31 March 2016

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to 15 JULY for RICE ENGLISH SYMPOSIUM

full name / name of organization: 
"Modalities: Politics and Poetics," Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

***Extended Submission Deadline: 15 July 2015***

Please visit Modalities2015.com for more information!

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

We choose to consider not “environment,” say, but “environmentality” in order to avoid sounding monolithic or reified. But if these terms are more than academic politesse, it is time to revisit what we mean by monolithic, reified, and, of course, –ality. By animality, do we mean the conditions of possibility for animals or being-animal? By materiality, are we shifting our focus from material characteristics and attributes to describe instead what modulates or grounds existence? Moreover, are theorizations of animality and materiality as politically motivated and implicative as socially-conscious work on sexuality or postcoloniality?

Ordinary Chronicles of the End of the World (Journal Issue - Transatlantica) - Proposals due by September 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Arnaud Schmitt (University of Bordeaux)
contact email: 
arnaud.schmitt@u-bordeaux.fr

Ordinary Chronicles of the End of the World

Humanism and Its Prefixes

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
contact email: 
rhetorichumanisms@berkeley.edu

Humanism and its prefixes
(non-, trans-, post-, in-, a-)

October 3rd-4th, 2015

Organized by the graduate students of UC Berkeley’s Department of Rhetoric

[UPDATE] Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy - February 26-28, 2016 - Spelman College

full name / name of organization: 
Octavia E. Butler Society
contact email: 
oebliterarysociety@gmail.com

February 24, 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of the passing of Octavia E. Butler. To commemorate her contributions to the world of letters, the Octavia E.

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXT - JUNE 25] Literature & the Other Arts in Early Modern England [SAMLA 87]

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
dwroble1@student.gsu.edu

**This is a recurring panel at the SAMLA conference. Any and all 16th and early 17th century topics will be considered. The following topics are especially welcome...**

Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability (Jan. 28–29, 2016): International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Body, Mind and Culture, Florida Atlantic University
contact email: 
bodymindculture@fau.edu

Bodies of Care: Somaesthetics of Vulnerability

Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine, Special Issue of Contemporary Women’s Writing Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Falmouth University
contact email: 
ruth.heholt@falmouth.ac.uk, f.peters@bathspa.ac.uk and g.wisker@brighton.ac.uk

Ruth Rendell, who has recently died, was one of the most prolific and important female authors of the C20th/21st centuries, achieving many literary awards and honours, plus a Labour peerage.

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS Colloquium : Humour in Feminist Media

full name / name of organization: 
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
contact email: 
editor.synoptique@gmail.com

"HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS : Laughter and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media"
SYNOPTIQUE Journal Colloquium

Concordia University
Montréal, Québec
October 16-17, 2015

Ireland: Memory and Monument (ACIS-West) - Proposals due JULY 1

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region
contact email: 
aciswest2015@gmail.com

The 31st Annual Meeting
 of the
 American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

"Ireland: Memory and Monument"

Rapid City, South Dakota

October 16-18, 2015

Popular Modernisms: Then and Now- Edited Collection- Abstract Deadline 7/26/15

full name / name of organization: 
Scott Ortolano/ Florida SouthWestern State College
contact email: 
SOrtolano@fsw.edu

Popular Modernisms: Then and Now

Proposed Edited Collection
Abstract Deadline July 26, 2015

[UPDATE] Power and the Mediterranean DEADLINE EXTENDED - July 15

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Abraham/Meditopos, University of Michigan
contact email: 
shoshan@umich.edu

The conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).

21st Century Englishes Conference at BGSU UPDATED

full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University Department of English
contact email: 
bgsucon@gmail.com

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

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