category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language - Call for Articles

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Birmingham
contact email: 
webbjll@gmail.com

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print.

Shirley Jackson & Garlic in Fiction: (Still) Beyond the Gothic

full name / name of organization: 
Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900
contact email: 
andersonwires@gmail.com

This proposed panel seeks to continue the conversation begun at the “Shirley Jackson: Beyond the Gothic” panel at the American Literature Association Conference in May 2014 in Washington, DC.

Reconceptualizing the Turn into the Twentieth Century: Critical Essays on American Literary History

full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Goldsmith/Melanie Dawson
contact email: 
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu; mvdaws@wm.edu

Despite the substantial reconceptualization of the field of American literature in recent decades, century-based constructs typically remain in place throughout the field, particularly in relation to

Writers and bloggers wanted for arts magazine

full name / name of organization: 
The New Union
contact email: 
editors@new-union.co.uk

Issue 3 of The New Union is now available to read online (www.new-union.co.uk) We are now looking for contributions for our fourth issue, which will be published at the end of October 2014.

Streams of Consciousness: Water, Sound, Land, Text

full name / name of organization: 
The University of North Alabama English Department
contact email: 
cprice7@una.edu

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 6th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 27-28, 2015

Streams of Consciousness:

New Contexts for American Poetry in the 1950’s and 1960’s at the Louisville Conference

full name / name of organization: 
The Charles Olson Society
contact email: 
jsh115@case.edu

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 26-28, 2015.

KULTUR-e invites contributions

full name / name of organization: 
The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
info@kulturad.org

The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey is pleased to announce the launch of KULTUR-e, a refereed open access journal which will publish scholarly research on cultural studies, as well as work rela

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE

full name / name of organization: 
The Language and English Societies at the University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

SPECIAL ISSUE: "Art and the Commons: Tract, Circuit, Sphere"

full name / name of organization: 
ASAP/Journal: The Scholarly Journal of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
contact email: 
editors_asap@press.jhu.edu



This special issue of the new ASAP/Journal investigates how the notion of a “commons” has formed or is forming theories and production of post-1960s literary, performing, visual, and media art. Critical theory has addressed the notion of a commons through concepts such as “the multitude,” the “affectsphere,” “the ecosphere,” and “open source”--all having implications for how a commons may potentially be constructed or annihilated in various arenas of contemporary social life. Yet what other forms of theoretical and/or enacted contact with the commons do the literary, visual, and performing arts present? For example, in the visual arts, “relational aesthetics” and “participatory art” controversially align themselves with commons construction, while electronic literature often cites digital commons' relationality, queer aesthetics offers new conceptual commons, and hip hop remix challenges anti-commons aesthetics; likewise, various Occupy movements as well as international liberation movements find art performance central to enunciating commons politics. New definitions of contemporary art periodization—such as planetarity, cosmodernism, altermodernism, geoculture, info-aesthetics—often quote commons' logics. The question is, then, this: How do the post-1960s arts portray, or construct, or deconstruct, our notions about the commons and extend the commons beyond its earlier social territories and meanings?

This "Art and the Commons" issue, edited by Amy J. Elias, explores how the contemporary arts relate to, develop, contest, or modify conversations about "the commons." The issue title plays on various forms (prose tracts, sound tracks, media circuitry, sculpted spheres) and locations (plotted space, rhizomatic space, psychic space, planetary space) associated with art’s interplay with the commons.

The Speculative Community: Or, Community and Contingency (University of Bern, October 18-19, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
English Department and Center for Cultural Studies, University of Bern, Switzerland
contact email: 
viola.marchi@ens.unibe.ch / ryan.kopaitich@ens.unibe.ch

The conference aims at investigating the theoretical and practical dimensions of community, in connection with contingency and in light of Speculative Realism and Object-Oriented Ontology.

Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman

full name / name of organization: 
University of Geneva, University of Bern, CUSO
contact email: 
kimberly.frohreich@unige.ch

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman
Conference and Doctoral Workshop
June 4-6, 2015 – St. Maurice, Switzerland

Keynote Speakers:
Cary Wolfe, Rice University

War after War: Reflections on the legacy of WWI

full name / name of organization: 
Politics. Rivista di Studi Politici
contact email: 
direzione@rivistapolitics.it

On 28 July 1914, an armed conflict began that would forever change the world, and the concept of war itself. The war rapidly extended, involving 28 countries and spreading to the entire world.

Childhood and Pethood: Representation, Subjectivity, and the Cultural Politics of Power. November 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Anna Feuerstein and Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo
contact email: 
childhoodandpethood@gmail.com

Abstracts (500 words) due November 1, 2014
Articles (7,000 words) due July 1, 2015

Westerns and the West (PCA/ACA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Westerns and the West Area of the Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
Helen.Lewis@witcc.edu

PCA/ACA 2015 National Convention
April 1 to 4, 2015
New Orleans, LA

Early American Animal Studies, SEA-OIEAHC, Chicago, June 18-21, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Early Americanists - Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture
contact email: 
laurenlafauci@icloud.com

Call for Proposals:
SEA-ASLE Roundtable in Early American Animal Studies
SEA-OIEAHC Conference, Chicago, June 18-21, 2015

Deadline Extended: Sustaining Women's Studies: Women’s Studies Regular Session (SAMLA 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association: Women's Studies Regular Session
contact email: 
anna.esquivel@gmail.com

Sustaining Women’s Studies

Information Overload - REMINDER - CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline 1st August 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Information Overload : Hosted at University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
infoload2014@gmail.com

Popular Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
StoryTelling Journal
contact email: 
barbara.szubinska@eku.edu

StoryTelling is dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects of culture.

Romanticism and the Future, 24-25 October, Paphos, Cyprus

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cyprus
contact email: 
evyvarsa@ucy.ac.cy

Papers are invited for an international conference on the concept of the future and speculative representations of the future in Anglophone and European Romantic literature, philosophy and art, but al

Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Carter Hanson/Valparaiso University
contact email: 
Carter.Hanson@valpo.edu

The Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies will be held March 20-21, 2015, at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN.

THINKING ITS PRESENCE: THE RACIAL IMAGINARY: A CONFERENCE ON RACE, CREATIVE WRITING & LITERARY STUDY

full name / name of organization: 
Prageeta Sharma & Joanna Klink, The University of Montana
contact email: 
2014thinkingitspresence@gmail.com

THE RACIAL IMAGINARY
A CONFERENCE ON RACE, CREATIVE WRITING & LITERARY
STUDY
DATES: March 12-14, 2015
LOCATION: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA

Oscillate! Metamodernism and the Humanities: Critical and Creative Practice

full name / name of organization: 
University of Strathclyde - English Literature, Journalism and Creative Writing
contact email: 
a.campbell@strath.ac.uk // @_accampbell

Oscillate!

Metamodernism and the Humanities: Critical and Creative Practice

@OscillateStrath

Modern Fiction Studies Special Issue - Enduring Operations: The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Fiction Studies
contact email: 
amderosa@csupomona.edu OR stacey.peebles@centre.edu

Guest Editors: Aaron DeRosa and Stacey Peebles
Deadline for Submission: 1 February 2016

ASECS 2015 - Manuscript Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Roundtable

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
mnicosia@sas.upenn.edu

Manuscript Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Roundtable

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology [April 30-May 3, 2014]

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mvk26@outlook.com

Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology.

CFP: Posthuman Praxis in Technical Communication

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Richards, Old Dominion University / Kristen R. Moore, Texas Tech University
contact email: 
k.moore@ttu.edu

Things matter. And so do objects.

John Burnside Symposium – 15th November 2014, University of Portsmouth

full name / name of organization: 
University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
Ben.Davies@port.ac.uk

Speakers include:

John Burnside
Julian Wolfreys (University of Portsmouth)
Sebastian Groes (University of Roehampton)

The Mad-Doctor and the Mind: The Rise of Mental Healthcare in the Eighteenth Century (ASECS 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Harper / American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
stephanie.harper.15@my.csun.edu

The 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies

Los Angeles, CA

March 19-21, 2015

[UPDATE] American Indian Quarterly--books reviewers

full name / name of organization: 
American Indian Quarterly
contact email: 
aiqsubmissions@okstate.edu

American Indian Quarterly (AIQ) is looking for established and new scholars of Native American studies who would like to write book reviews for AIQ.

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English at the University of Chicago
contact email: 
aestheticdisorders.uchicago@gmail.com

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders
Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of English at the University of Chicago, November 20-21, 2014

the quint: call for papers DEADLINE: 08/15/14

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
contact email: 
jbutler@ucn.ca

the quint’s twenty fourth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and

Edited Volume on Western Film and Television Abstract Deadline 11/15/14

full name / name of organization: 
ICONOGPRAHY AND ARCHETYPES IN WESTERN FILM AND TELEVISION
contact email: 
smatheson@ucn.ca

Call for Papers

ICONOGPRAHY AND ARCHETYPES IN WESTERN FILM AND TELEVISION

Eds. Sue Matheson and Andrew Patrick Nelson

THE GOOD LIFE AND THE GREATER GOOD IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

full name / name of organization: 
LAURA SAVU WALKER/ University of South Carolina, Columbia
contact email: 
laura_savu@yahoo.com

Dear colleagues,

CFP – Panel on Narrative, Intimacy, and the Sexual Revolution – SEPT 1st.

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for the Study of Narrative
contact email: 
eiranne.edgar@gmail.com

CFP – Panel on Narrative, Intimacy, and the Sexual Revolution – SEPT 1st.

2015 International Conference on Narrative – March 5 – 8 2015, Chicago Illinois.

[Update] ASEBL Journal - literature, ethics, and evolution

full name / name of organization: 
ASEBL Journal - St. Francis College (NY)
contact email: 
publisher@ebibliotekos.com

The editors of ASEBL Journal (literature, ethics, and evolution) invite queries for the January 2015 issue - sooner rather than later if possible. Issues are housed on the St.

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