category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Explore the Significance/Identity of Place

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/ PAMLA (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014)
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference

Secularity and Faith in Contemporary Literature; Literature and Religion Panel for PAMLA (10/31-11/2 2014); 5/31 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
haein.park@biola.edu

We are currently seeking proposals for the Literature and Religion panel at the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in Riverside, California.

[UPDATE] [Deadline extended] “The Affects of Cities” Special Session of the MMLA 2014

full name / name of organization: 
MMLA 2014 || E. Dieterich
contact email: 
emdieterich@gmail.com

The theme of the 2014 MMLA is "The Lives of Cities." http://www.luc.edu/mmla/callforpapers.html
The conference will take place in Detroit, November 13-16, 2014.

New England and the World (Deadline Extended)

full name / name of organization: 
Boston University’s American and New England Studies Program Graduate Association
contact email: 
amgsa@bu.edu

The American and New England Studies Program at Boston University is pleased to announce its 2014 graduate student conference: “New England and the World.” We invite submissions that consider New

Remembering Jerusalem: Imagination, Memory, and the City

full name / name of organization: 
Imagining Jerusalem, c. 1099 to the Present Day
contact email: 
imagining-jerusalem@york.ac.uk

Remembering Jerusalem: Imagination, Memory, and the City
6th-7th November
King’s College London

Survey and Essay Proposals MLA Volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler JULY 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series: Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler edited by Tarshia L. Stanley
contact email: 
TeachingOctaviaButler@gmail.com

Survey and Essay Proposal for Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler

Edited by Tarshia L. Stanley

New Waves and Different Lights: Approaches to Derek Mahon, Durham UK, 18-19 September 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University, UK
contact email: 
paul.batchelor@durham.ac.uk

St John’s College, Durham University, UK, 18-19 September 2014.
Contact: paul.batchelor@durham.ac.uk
Submission deadline: 30 June 2014

August 11, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Florida College English Association
contact email: 
mhobson@irsc.edu

Florida College English Association 2014 Conference
October 8th - 10th
Marriott Hutchinson Island
555 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996
Call for Papers:

Elizabeth Bishop's Questions of Travel: 50 Years Later, 25-27 June, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sheffield
contact email: 
EB50@sheffield.ac.uk

An international conference on Elizabeth Bishop’s writing hosted by the University of Sheffield.

[Update] Speculative Materialism: Contexts and Paradigms for Ecological Engagement

full name / name of organization: 
The Sixth Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse
contact email: 
josephyu@mail.tku.edu.tw

The conference will bring together scholars interested in developing dialogues between new/ecological materialists and related interrogations of materialism in science, philosophy and literature.

ARCHIVES ON FIRE (November, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
RECONSTRUCTION: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 16.1
contact email: 
showard@du.edu

RECONSTRUCTION: Studies in Contemporary Culture
http://reconstruction.eserver.org/
Volume 16.1 (2016)

ARCHIVES ON FIRE: Artifacts & Works, Communities & Fields

American Environmental Literature Before 1900 (American Lit I, Pre-1900) UPDATE

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA Conference - November 2014
contact email: 
spetersh@iue.edu

Deadline: June 1, 2014 to spetersh@iue.edu

[UPDATE] Last Call and Deadline Extension: Semiotic Society of America 39th Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Semiotic Society of America
contact email: 
linurra@gmail.com

In response to numerous requests from colleagues and institutions, the Semiotic Society of America is pleased to extend our deadline for abstract submissions to ***June 20, 2014***.

[UPDATE] David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth Century Studies XV

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sydney
contact email: 
sihn.dns@sydney.edu.au

10-13 December 2014
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Keynotes are now confirmed and a reminder of the June 15 abstract deadline.

Keynote Speakers

Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference VII, October 22-24, 2014, Fort Worth, TX -- Call for Papers (deadline: June 20, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
REP VII
contact email: 
rep.conference@gmail.com

The 2014 Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference VII will be held October 22-24, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. The conference's sponsors are pleased to announce a call for papers.

Edited collection: Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (7/1/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Cella
contact email: 
mjcella@ship.edu

I seek contributors to an edited collection focused on the intersection between disability studies and literary ecology, particularly as it plays out in American literature and culture.

Information Overload, 4-5 September 2014, Deadline: 16 June 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
cfp@infoload.co.uk

“The question... is not whether we will have the storage capacity to accumulate copies of every book, film, song, conversation, e-mail, etc.

Semantics of the Ages: Cultural Influences in Development

full name / name of organization: 
Sheyenne Kirby
contact email: 
sheyennekirby@yahoo.com

The presentation was developed at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin for a group project.

[UPDATE] Victorians Institute Conference Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Victorians Institute
contact email: 
viconf@winthrop.edu

The Mysteries at Our Own Doors
The 43rd Meeting of the Victorians Institute
Proposals Due: 6/15/2014 (NEW Extended Deadline)
Conference Dates: October 24-25, 2014
Location: Charlotte, NC

CFP: Critical Survey special issue on Victorian Science

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Katz
contact email: 
pjkatz@syr.edu

The journal Critical Survey seeks submissions of completed 4000-5000 word articles exploring literary engagements with Victorian sciences.

Elizabeth Madox Roberts, the Earth, Environment, and Sustainability, SAMLA conference, November 7-9, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society
contact email: 
amc47@yahoo.com

Papers for this session should deal with Elizabeth Madox Roberts, the Earth, Environment, and Sustainability.

Sustaining Humanity: The Abundance of Edith Wharton (SAMLA 2014, Wharton Society Session, Atlanta, GA, November 7-9)

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
mary.carney@ung.edu

Sustaining Humanity: The Abundance of Edith Wharton

MMLA 2014 Special Session: "The City and the Open Road"

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jmontg17@emich.edu

Call for papers for a special Session of the Midwest Modern Language Association conference, Nov. 13-16, 2014 in Detroit, MI.
Submission deadline: May 30.

"The City and the Open Road"

[UPDATE:Deadline Extended to June 1] "Nuance" SCLA Conference Oct. 10-12, 2014 (Eckerd College, St Petersburg FL)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
contact email: 
sclaconference@eckerd.edu

Paper and panel proposal deadline extended to June 1. Graduate student travel grants available. Please submit abstracts at www.eckerd.edu/scla

Edited Collection: Calling for Submissions
 The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

full name / name of organization: 
Brett Josef Grubisic and Gisèle M. Baxter, eds.
contact email: 
representingcdnmurder@gmail.com

Edited Collection: Calling for Submissions

The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

PAMLA 2014 Film Studies (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific-Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
matthew.snyder@ucr.edu

Call for Papers: Film Studies

PAMLA is looking for a wide-array of papers dealing with Film and Visual Culture. ***ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE DONE ON PAMLA's Website***

[Update] "Elsewheres," JMMLA (Spring 2015): 9/15/14

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jason.arthur@rockhurst.edu

The editors of JMMLA seek essays about the literature, film, music, and art of places that don’t really matter, places whose adjacency to the capitals of the world confirms their lack of sway.

[UPDATE] Ecocomposition Panel at SAMLA 2014 (Deadline June 1st)

full name / name of organization: 
South-Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mpj0003@auburn.edu

Ecocomposition, Green Rhetoric(s), and Digital Environments

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended for Kudzu Review's Scholarly Issue (June 1st)

full name / name of organization: 
Kudzu Review
contact email: 
editor@kudzureview.com

Kudzu Review is now calling for Scholarly Essays for its newest yearly publication: The Kudzu Scholar.

MMLA 2014 Special Session: Wilkie Collins in the City

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (November 2014)
contact email: 
erika.behrisch.elce@rmc.ca AND elizabeth.anderman@colorado.edu

This panel seeks to explore how the massive urbanization of nineteenth-century Britain, with all its associated overcrowding, crime, and mixing of social classes, permeates the works of Wilkie Collins

Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop April 16-19, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.
contact email: 
cowc@asurams.edu

Call for Papers for Albany State University Depart

Language and Ethics of Care in Contemporary Literature - University of Montreal - Friday, Oct. 31st 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature at University of Montreal and University of Alberta (Campus Saint-Jean)
contact email: 
Dominique.Hetu@umontreal.ca

Since Foucault’s Le souci de soi, Carol Gilligan

Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art - papers due June 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
albeit
contact email: 
submissions@albeitjournal.com

Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art

[UPDATE: Deadline Extended] CFP: Sustainability through an Interdisciplinary Lens

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA: Graduate Students Forum in English
contact email: 
heatherfox@mail.usf.edu

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference 86: “Sustainability and the Humanities.”

Atlanta, GA, November 7-9, 2014

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: 5th June 2014 - Call For Papers: Soils and Narrative: 5 July 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Jude Allen/Mat Osmond, Soil Culture Forum, University College Falmouth, UK
contact email: 
judeallen1@gmail.com and Mat.Osmond@falmouth.ac.uk

A one day literary event held as part of the
Soil Culture Forum (http://ccanw.co.uk/soil-culture-forum.htm)

2 - 5 July 2014, Falmouth University.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

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