category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

'Unplanned Wildernesses': Narrating the British Slum 1844-1951 - University of Warwick - 19th May 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Research Centre University of Warwick
contact email: 
g.mearns@warwick.ac.uk

In 1844 Friedrich Engels described the slums of Manchester as ‘unplanned wildernesses’; stating that no ‘human being would willingly inhabit such dens’ (The Condition of the Working Class in E

The Nonhuman Turn in 21st Century Studies - May 4-5, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
C21: Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
contact email: 
c21@uwm.edu; http://www4.uwm.edu/c21/pdfs/conferences/2012_nonhumanturn/NonhumanTurn_CFP.pdf

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Nonhuman Turn in 21st Century Studies
Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
May 4-5, 2012

The Global Checkpoint: 'Rights' of Passage, Performances of Sovereignty

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA - American Comparative Literature Association Convention, 2012; David A. Fieni, Karim Mattar (seminar organizers)
contact email: 
daf232@cornell.edu; karim.mattar@ell.ox.ac.uk

This seminar will consider and develop critical approaches to the administration of space and the ritualized regulation of flows of people and goods in the contemporary world.

Yale French Grad Student Conference - Ethics and Literature - February 17-18, 2012 (Abstracts due Nov 15, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Yale University Department of French Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
yalefrenchgradconference@gmail.com

The Yale Department of French welcomes submissions for our spring 2012 graduate student conference on the topic of "Ethics and Literature."

http://yale.edu/french/gradconference2012/cfp.html

Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
megan.shea@nyu.edu

Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2012

Conference on the Sowell Collection, April 24-26, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World
contact email: 
andrew.husband@ttu.edu

Created through the generous support of former Texas Tech University Regent James Sowell, the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World houses the personal papers of the

Westerns and the West (PCA/ACA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Helen M. Lewis
contact email: 
Helen.Lewis@witcc.edu

Westerns and the West Area of the Popular Culture Association
PCA/ACA 2012 National Convention
Wednesday, April 11 – Saturday, April 14, 2012
Boston, Massachusetts

"Representing Violence and Writing of Disaster" October 21-22

full name / name of organization: 
Western Illinois University English Graduate Student Organization Conference
contact email: 
jjt131@msstate.edu

The Western Illinois University English Graduate Student Organization conference invites scholarly papers to join a panel on violence in literature and/or film.

Frontiers and Borders (March 9-11, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association, Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
osuegsa@gmail.com

Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference:
Frontiers and Borders

5th CISM Biennial Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Music and Crisis, April 14-15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Shari Sanders / Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara
contact email: 
musicandcrisis@gmail.com

The UCSB Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) seeks submissions for the 2012 Music and Crisis Graduate Conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

Fashionable Queens : Body – Power – Gender [Proceedings] - Abstracts due Dec. 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English / Department of Sociology (University of Vienna)
contact email: 
eugenie.theuer@univie.ac.at

The present call for papers is a follow-up to the two-day symposium on Fashionable Queens: Body, Power Gender held at the University of Vienna in December 2010.

Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World

full name / name of organization: 
PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT / KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
agooden@kent.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
PRESENTS

“Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World”

Friday, APRIL 27, 2012

Imaginary Landscapes in British Women's Writing (6/7-6/10/2012; 11/30/11)

full name / name of organization: 
British Women Writers Conference
contact email: 
williams@kutztown.edu

Imaginary Landscapes in British Women’s Writing
British Women Writers Conference Panel Proposal
Conference: June 7-June 10, 2012 Boulder, CO

[update] NeMLA Panel on “VICTORIAN ENERGY CRISES” (Sept. 30 / March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)—March 15-18, 2012
contact email: 
jekuskey@syr.edu

Panel on “Victorian Energy Crises”
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)—March 15-18, 2012—Rochester, New York, Hyatt Rochester http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/cfp.html

Call for Papers: Esotericism, Religion, and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Esotericism Fourth International Conference
contact email: 
ASE2012Conference@gmail.com

The Association for the Study of Esotericism (ASE) is seeking paper and panel proposals for its fourth International North American Conference on Esotericism to be held at the University of California

AMERICAN LITERATURE: A proposed panel for the American
 Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2012 in San Francisco.

full name / name of organization: 
Andy Dorsey
contact email: 
adorsey@csustan.edu

This panel will explore “experience” as a constructed form of knowledge in American literature. Papers
 may focus on one text, on works by one author, or on multiple writers.

NeMLA March 2012 - "Continuities in English Literature between the Norman Conquest and Reformation" [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela Longo and Brandon Hawk
contact email: 
pamela.longo@uconn.edu; brandon.hawk@uconn.edu

Too often, students of medieval English literature unnecessarily categorize Old and Middle English as completely disconnected, highlighting Beowulf and Chaucer as the exemplary markers, with little in

Waterscapes: Postcolonial Perspectives on the Environment and Place in Crisis (11/01/2011; 03/29 - 04/01/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference Providence, Rhode Island
contact email: 
stampfl@uiwtx.edu

Recently, it has become clear that environmental degradation is the biggest hazard facing life on planet earth and has a long colonial and imperial history.

Hyperaesthetic Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Transformations
contact email: 
erika.kerruish@scu.edu.au

We live in a competitive sensory environment.

RUST BELT (Great Lakes/ Great Books)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mantonucci@keene.edu

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Representations of Disability in Science Fiction (essay collection, book) Proposals due: Nov. 18/11

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Kathryn Allan
contact email: 
kathryn@academiceditingcanada.ca

Contributions are invited for an essay collection on the representations of disability and the disabled body in science fiction.

UPDATE: Modernist Manhattan

full name / name of organization: 
New York Institute of Technology
contact email: 
Jonathan Goldman (jgoldm03@nyit.edu) and/or Tom Jacobs (tjacob02@nyit.edu).

New York Institute of Technology's 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference:
MODERNIST MANHATTAN
March 2, 2012
NYIT's Manhattan Campus
16 W. 61st St. (12th Floor Auditorium)

Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America

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

Call for Papers

Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America

Mount Royal University

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

October 10-13, 2012

www.skies.mtroyal.ca

Annual Spring Conference 2012 - "Boundaries" - Abstracts due Dec. 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group
contact email: 
dkaloustian@bowiestate.edu

College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group
ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE 2012

Call for Papers

“Boundaries”
3 March 2012

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

UPDATE] NEMLA: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Call for papers - Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Nove

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Alves/City University of New York
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu; katalves83@gmail.com

**Abstracts sent to the tamayok@stjohns.edu has been lost. Please resend immediately to the alternative emails above**
**Deadline extended**

Call for Panelists: "Narratives, Narrators and Restorying" Narrative Matters: May29-June 1 Paris

full name / name of organization: 
American University of Paris
contact email: 
landerst@mmm.edu

Narrative Matters 2012: Life and Narrative
The American University of Paris
May 29 to June 1, 2012

Call for Papers:
Panel Name: "Narratives, Narrators and Restorying"

Contacts:

Special Issue on Graffiti (proposal due Dec 1st)

full name / name of organization: 
Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge http://www.rhizomes.net/files/future.html
contact email: 
jflennon@poly.usf.edu

Call for Essays
Special Issue of Rhizomes: Graffiti

CFP: Collection on Nature and the Environment in American Public Address 12/15/11

full name / name of organization: 
Richard D. Besel and Bernard K. Duffy, California Polytechnic State University
contact email: 
rbesel@calpoly.edu and bduffy@calpoly.edu

Call for Chapter Proposals: Collection on Nature and the Environment in American Public Address

Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge. Deadline Dec. 17, 2011. Conference Date: Feb. 25, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
24th Annual Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference: "Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge." An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University
contact email: 
SUNYSB.GradConf@gmail.com

Location: Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Laura Kipnis

The Stony Brook Manhattan English Department Graduate Conference, the longest running interdisciplinary graduate student conference in the nation, welcomes papers and panels from all disciplines, including the arts, cultural studies, social and hard sciences, and the humanities. This year’s conference will feature a faculty-sponsored Best Paper Award; for details and registration visit www.stonybrook.edu/gradconf.

Daniel Defoe, Landscape and Environment

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen H. Gregg / Defoe Society / BSECS
contact email: 
s.gregg@bathspa.ac.uk

This is the Defoe Society Panel for the 2012 annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-century Studies:
http://www.bsecs.org.uk/Conference/Default.aspx

SupraSpace: On the Concept of Space and Place in Art and Visual Culture, June 3-4, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Tel Aviv University, Art History Department
contact email: 
supra.tau.conference@gmail.com

SupraSpace: On the Concept of Space and Place in Art and Visual Culture
International Conference
June 3-4, 2012
Tel Aviv University, Art History Department

Research Grant 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
contact email: 
bco20@msstate.edu

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces its *Research Grant*

Subvention Award

full name / name of organization: 
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
contact email: 
bco20@msstate.edu

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society *Subvention Award*

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