category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

Other Rooms, Other Modernisms (deadline April 20) (MSA 12, Nov 11-14, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Shawna Ross, Pennsylvania State University
contact email: 
smr343@psu.edu

Other Rooms, Other Modernisms: Mapping the Alternative Spaces of Modernity

The Preservation of Place: Regionalism and Ecological Conservation (SAMLA, 11/5- 7, 2010, Deadline: April 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Beilfuss
contact email: 
mbeilfuss@tamu.edu

“We seek the balance between cosmopolitan pluralism and deep local consciousness.

The Life and Work of Jane Webb Loudon 27th-28th June 20011

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Research in Popular Fictions
contact email: 
arpfmail@yahoo.co.uk

The Life and Work of Jane Webb Loudon Women and Science in the Nineteenth-Century: Science Fiction and Science Education
Leeds Trinity University College, UK 27th-28th June 2011

Critical Theory: Violence and Reconciliation 24th September 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Graham Matthews and Lara Cox/University of Exeter
contact email: 
critical.theory.online@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
The Second Annual Critical Theory Conference
Critical Theory: Violence and Reconciliation
Date: 24th September 2010, University of Exeter

Utopian Animals (5/1/10; 2010 Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation between the narrator and a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.”

As evidenced by the March 2009 PMLA’s special section and the October 2009 Chronicle of Higher Education’s coverage on the emerging field of animal studies, the question of the animal has risen to interdisciplinary prominence as scholars increasingly heed Claude Levi-Strauss’ advice to think with the animal.

What function do non-human animals play in these imagined communities? How do animal metaphors serve to establish—or unravel—a utopia? What do utopian texts teach us about human-animal relationships?

Society for Utopian Studies Special Panel: Punisment in Utopia, Oct 28-31 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Utopian Studies
contact email: 
kbroad@gc.cuny.edu or carrie.hintz@qc.cuny.edu

Utopian scholars have often commented on the troubling presence of transgressions, even in societies that are reputed to have solved criminal and bad behavior through social planning.

Mis/Appropriation - Oxford English Postgraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of English, University of Oxford
contact email: 
diane.alff@sjc.ox.ac.uk

This year's Oxford English Postgraduate Conference will take place on Friday 4th June. Proposals are invited on the theme of Mis/Appropriation in and of literary contexts.

Critical theory Session, PAMLA 2010 [4/5/10]

full name / name of organization: 
Asst. Prof. Jami Bartlett, U.C. Irvine / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
j.bartlett@uci.edu

This year's Critical Theory session invites proposals on charismatic theory, on the ways that critical approaches to literature and other arts become trends.

Crime Across Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference. University of Leeds, UK, 9-10 September 2010 (abstract deadline 28 May)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leeds, UK
contact email: 
crimeacrosscultures@googlemail.com

Keynote Speakers: Dr David Platten (University of Leeds) and Dr Stephen Morton (University of Southampton). Reading by Courttia Newland

CFP Colporteurs 2010- New York City. It was their town, and it always would be…

full name / name of organization: 
Francesco Eugenio Barbieri, Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale- University of Bologna, Italy.
contact email: 
colporteurs2010@gmail.com

Call For Papers Colporteurs 2010

New York City
It was their town, and it always would be…

Organized by:
Francesco Eugenio Barbieri, Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale

Conference Announcement - Keynote Address by Chris Hedges

full name / name of organization: 
Wilfrid Laurier University
contact email: 
r.c.executive@gmail.com

Events

Religion and Culture
INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS CONFERENCE 2010

“HOPE: Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation”
Mar 27/10

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Date: Mar 27/10
Time: 8:00 - 15:00

English and Welsh Diasporas: Regional Cultures, Disparate Voices, Remembered Lives 13-16 April, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Julian Wolfreys, Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University, Loughborough UK
contact email: 
J.Wolfreys@lboro.ac.uk, diaspora@lboro.ac.uk

English & Welsh Diaspora: Regional Cultures, Disparate Voices, Remembered Lives

Loughborough University, UK 13-16 April, 2011

Keynote & Plenary Speakers:

English and Welsh Diasporas: Regional Cultures, Disparate Voices, Remembered Lives 13-16 April, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Julian Wolfreys, Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University, Loughborough UK
contact email: 
J.Wolfreys@lboro.ac.uk, diaspora@lboro.ac.uk

English & Welsh Diaspora: Regional Cultures, Disparate Voices, Remembered Lives

Loughborough University, UK 13-16 April, 2011

Keynote & Plenary Speakers:

The Innovative Studies: An International Journal is an independent, peer-reviewed journal devoted to sharing ideas and discussin

full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
contact email: 
info@cscjournals.org

The Innovative Studies: An International Journal is an independent, peer-reviewed journal devoted to sharing ideas and discussing on science and technology innovations.

International Journal of Engineering (IJE)

full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
contact email: 
info@cscjournals.org

International Journal of Engineering (IJE) is devoted in assimilating publications that document development and research results within the broad spectrum of subfields in the engineering sciences.

Uncertain Arrivals: Forms of Thought, Life, and Emergence: September 25-26, 2010. Submission Deadline: June 4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Wake Forest University, Department of English
contact email: 
roshara@wfu.edu, burketah@wfu.edu

An interdisciplinary conference exploring the "creative" production the current economic crisis might provoke.

CFP: Journal of European Popular Culture (4/2/2010; 7/30/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of European Popular Culture - Intellect
contact email: 
editors@journaleuropeanculture.com

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This lively peer-reviewed journal seeks excellent submissions on all aspects of European cultural and creative activity.

Ecocriticism, PAMLA 2010, Honolulu (Deadline: Apr. 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Kevin Hutchings, University of Northern British Columbia
contact email: 
hutchink@unbc.ca

Papers are sought for a special session investigating any aspect of ecocriticism, including (but not limited to) ecocritical theory, environmental ethics, environmental justice,

Animals and War: A Collection of Essays, Proposals due May 28, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Ryan Hediger, La Salle University, English
contact email: 
hedigerr@lasalle.edu

Animals and War, A Collection of Essays: Call for Papers

[Update] Creative Writing [4/15/10; 6/18/10 - 6/20/10]

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing - international Creative Writing conference
contact email: 
creative@bangor.ac.uk

Great Writing 2010 - call for proposals

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 13th Annual International Creative Writing Conference, 18 - 20 June 2010, Bangor, North Wales.

[UPDATE]: Cinema and Landscape International Conference (3/30/10; 4/16/10 - 4/18/10)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sheffield (UK)
contact email: 
j.r.rayner@sheffield.ac.uk

Call for Papers

International Conference

** CINEMA AND LANDSCAPE**

University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

April 16-18, 2010

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
tamayok@stjohns.edu

Special Session: “Servants and the Text”

Astronomy, Lunacies and Ends of the World, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

full name / name of organization: 
Leonardo Electronic Almanac
contact email: 
Ozden.Sahin@leoalmanac.org

In many mythologies, celestial events connect to the earth and the fates of human civilizations.

Call for Movie Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema
contact email: 
f.dellucchese@gmail.com

Call for Movie Reviews - Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal “Jura Gentium Cinema” (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking reviews (between 1500 and 3000 words) for the following movies:

Interdisciplinary Conventions: Literature and Philosophy, PAMLA 2010 (deadline April 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Lee, UC Riverside
contact email: 
jlee105@ucr.edu

This special session at PAMLA 2010 will investigate the soft boundary between Literature and Philosophy by probing how the narrative conventions of the two forms use language to construct significance

LITERA (Journal of Western Languages and Literatures) - deadline: 1 September 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Western Languages and Literatures (Turkey)
contact email: 
literasubmissions@yahoo.com

LITERA, Journal of Western Languages and Literatures, is a peer-reviewed journal published biannually by the Faculty of Letters of Istanbul University.

Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation (conference: 2-4 Sept. 2010, deadline: 18 July 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Purdue Comparative Literature Program
contact email: 
graphic.engagement@gmail.com

The Purdue Comparative Literature Program
presents the 2010 Conference

Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN

UPDATE: A River Runs Through Us: Exploring the Poetics of Place

full name / name of organization: 
EAPSU / English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities
contact email: 
rvandyke@lhup.edu

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH US:
Exploring the Poetics of Place
Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
 

Indigenous Studies and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
adahan@mnstate.edu

Indigenous Studies - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2010 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2010

[UPDATE] Deadline extended for the 3rd Annual Critical Voices Conference April 15-16, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Students in English Association
contact email: 
CriticalVoicesConference@gmail.com

The deadline for the 3rd Annual Critical Voices Conference has been extended to March 26th 2010!

Literature and the Sacred (deadline for abstracts: June 30th; conference: October 14–16th, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Center for the Studies of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University
contact email: 
daniel_muhlestein@byu.edu or jesse_crisler@byu.edu

The conference will include sessions on Literature, the Sacred, and Texts; Literature, the Sacred, and the Environment; and Literature, the Sacred, and Philosophy.

34th International American Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
asat2007@gmail.com

American Studies Association of Turkey
34th International American Studies Conference

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

November 3–5, 2010
Alanya, Turkey

CFP: New German Reiview (v. 25)

full name / name of organization: 
New German Review: A Germanic Studies Journal
contact email: 
NGR@humnet.ucla.edu

Celebrating 25 years in academic publishing, New German Review has been a medium for graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty to share their ideas with the academic community worldwide.

Call For Papers, Book and Exhibition Reviews, Issue No. 3, Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture
contact email: 
sh.ift@queensu.ca

Call for Papers - Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Southern Appalachian Culture Series (deadline: Aug 1, 2010; conference: October 1 & 2, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Appalachian Culture Series / Ron Rash Festival
contact email: 
mtheado@gardner-webb.edu

Southern Appalachian Culture Series
Call for Papers

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