category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

‘When shall we live if not now?’: Reassessing Shirley Jackson

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
andersonwires@gmail.com

Shirley Jackson’s work is currently experiencing a much deserved and long overdue critical and popular reassessment.

Margins: Rhetoric and Place in the Digital Now [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Clemson University English Department
contact email: 
digitalmargins@gmail.com

Margins: Rhetoric and Place in the Digital Now

Clemson University English Department

February 25-26, 2016

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sidney I. Dobrin, University of Florida

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: Holistic Optimization Techniques in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Travel Industry

full name / name of organization: 
IGI Global
contact email: 
pvasant@gmail.com

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: December 15, 2015
Holistic Optimization Techniques in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Travel Industry

Affective Ecocriticism

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Ladino / University of Idaho
contact email: 
jladino@uidaho.edu

Call for proposals: Affective Ecocriticism

Object Emotions: Polemics

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cambridge
contact email: 
padmamaitland@berkeley.edu

Object Emotions: Polemics
(April 15-16, 2016, Cambridge University)

Re/Considering (In)humanity/ies: A Graduate Conference in Reno, 26-27 February 2016

full name / name of organization: 
College of Liberal Arts Graduate Symposium (CLAGS)
contact email: 
clags2016@gmail.com

Re/Considering (In)humanity/ies
The 6th annual College of Liberal Arts Graduate Symposium (CLAGS)
Conference Date: February 26-27, 2016

Medieval Natures: Sewanee Medieval Colloquium 2016: April 1-2

full name / name of organization: 
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
contact email: 
medievalcolloquium@sewanee.edu

The Forty-Second Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: Medieval Natures
April 1-2, 2016
The University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Seminar: Defining Nature

full name / name of organization: 
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
contact email: 
medievalcolloquium@sewanee.edu

Seminar leader: Kellie Robertson, University of Maryland

NeMLA 2016 Panel - - EXTENDED DEADLINE / PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY (October 6, 2015) - - "On the Limits of Computational Analysis

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jonathan Dickstein / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15986

The following will be a panel at next year's NeMLA Conference, set to take place between March 17 and March 20 in Hartford, Connecticut.

[UPDATE] NeMLA 2016, "Sound Studies in Literature" Roundtable

full name / name of organization: 
Shawn M. Higgins / University of Connecticut
contact email: 
shawn.higgins@uconn.edu

**Deadline extended until October 5th**
Submit: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15723

Cyber Pedagogy and the Digital Archive

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
brandi.d.so@gmail.com

As many as half of traditional undergraduate students will take an online class in their academic career before graduation.

The Secret Lives of Medieval Plants II: The Leekquel

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Barrett / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
contact email: 
rwb@illinois.edu

Premodern plant studies debuted at Kalamazoo in 2015 with the first “Secret Lives of Medieval Plants” panel. In this follow-up panel for the 42nd Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium on Medieval Natures (1-2 April 2016), we want to continue the work of pushing back against plant blindness and zoocentrism in analyses of medieval culture.

Volume 2.2 (Summer 2016): Caribbean Writers, Performance Artists, and Visual Artists Working From Canada

full name / name of organization: 
Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures
contact email: 
akilahw@msn.com

Volume 2.2 (Summer 2016) will highlight the work of Caribbean Writers, Performance Artists, and Visual Artists working from Canada.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016 | Submission Deadline Oct. 5

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
odonnellb12@gmail.com

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

[UPDATE] Cities, Centers, and Limits in Post-1945 American Literature (March 17-20, NeMLA 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Tim Clarke, Caroline Holland
contact email: 
tclar089@uottawa.ca, caroline.holland@mail.utoronto.ca

Please note that the submission deadline for this panel has been extended to OCTOBER 5th.

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
contact email: 
tswl@utulsa.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

Women, Girls, and Young Adult Literature
Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

Digesting Discourses: Taste, Appetite, and Consumption #iuic16

full name / name of organization: 
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled “Digesting Discourses: Taste, Appetite, and Consumption,” to be held at Indiana University—Bloomington, March 4-5, 2016. Join us for our 14th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

Daily life is ordered by many kinds of consumption, all of which influence the way we produce and comprehend meaning within the world. “Digesting Discourses” invites scholars from the humanities, sciences, law, and public health to explore the diverse meanings of taste, appetite, and consumption across texts, methodologies, and time periods. What do metaphors of eating and digestion reveal about the materiality of knowledge? How do aesthetic and physical consumption differ? What does the critical history of material consumption reveal about patterns and power dynamics of cultural exchange? How do genre, discipline, and methodology impact the representation and study of these topics?

[REMINDER] Translation and Transmission of the Early Americas: (T)racing the Language of Labor. Abstracts Due: 10/15

full name / name of organization: 
Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture (OIEAHC)
contact email: 
vab@gwu.edu

Conference Date: June 2-6, 2016
Location: Washington, D.C., The University of Maryland
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2015

'Merica Magazine - Second Issue

full name / name of organization: 
'Merica Magazine: for the unlikely patriot
contact email: 
mericamagazine@gmail.com

Fresh on the heels of our first issue of 'Merica Magazine we're asking for new submissions we hope to publish weekly on a rolling basis.

English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta of Western Illinois University
contact email: 
ego@wiu.edu

Please note our updated deadline for abstracts! Abstracts will be accepted until October 15, 2015.

Wild and Wonderful, Wicked and Weird Graduate Conference, April 9, 2016; deadline: February 10, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
EGSU (English Graduate Student Union), West Virginia Universiry
contact email: 
kdwilhelm@mix.wvu.edu

 

[UPDATE] Due Date Extended American Literature Association Symposium Frontiers and Borders in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
sfrye@csub.edu

Proposals are welcome on a range of topics related to varied conceptions of the frontier and American borderlands, including but not limited to nineteenth and twentieth-century narratives of the front

(Re)Imagining Frontiers in the Humanities (Abstracts due Nov. 15)

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

The English Graduate Student Association at Oklahoma State University is pleased to announce its third interdisciplinary graduate conference which will be held at Oklahoma State University in Stillwat

"Rethinking Allegory", The Warburg Institute, 30 October 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Warburg Institute
contact email: 
Karen.Lang@warwick.ac.uk, vb276@cam.ac.uk

[UPDATE] Unstable states, mutable conditions

full name / name of organization: 
/ANGLES/, journal published by the SAES
contact email: 
cornelius.crowley@u-paris10.fr

Call for papers

CFP: Spatializing Sovereignty, 3/4/2016, UC Berkeley

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life
contact email: 
radicalspaces@gmail.com

2016 Symposium CFP: “Spatializing Sovereignty”

Featuring keynote addresses by:
Dr. Mishuana Goeman, Professor of American Indian Studies and Gender Studies, UCLA

[UPDATE] Special Issue: Christianity in Contemporary Native America (October 7)

full name / name of organization: 
Editors: Kimberly G. Wieser (University of Oklahoma), Rachel R. Luckenbill (Duquesne University)
contact email: 
kroppolo@ou.edu

Deadline Extended to October 7

Appetites: Discourses of Consumption, March 10-12, 2016; submission deadline December 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
20th Annual CLIFF Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
contact email: 
cliffumich2016@gmail.com

Appetites: Discourses of Consumption
20th Annual CLIFF Conference
March 10-12, 2016
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Keynote: “A Tale of Deliveries”
Rey Chow, Duke University

Fairy Tales Area at PCA/ACA in Seattle, March 22-25, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
acaleb@misericordia.edu

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations on any topic involving fairy tales.

‘Werewolves: Studies in Transformations’ (abstracts: 30th November 2015, full submissions: 31st March 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Janine Hatter and Kaja Franck, ‘Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural’
contact email: 
j.hatter@hull.ac.uk / k.a.franck@gmail.com

'Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural’ is a peer-reviewed, online journal looking at the supernatural, the uncanny and the weird.

Habitats and Hazzards [10/19/15;2/19/16]

full name / name of organization: 
Natures 2016: the 8th annual interdisciplinary environmental humanities conference
contact email: 
lgerigui@lasierra.edu,chicks@lasierra.edu

Conference to be held on February 19, 2016 on the campus of La Sierra University (Riverside, CA, USA). 250 word abstracts due by October 19, 2015 to http://lasierra.edu/english/natures/abstract-submission-form/
Our theme invites exploration of the habitats and hazards facing and faced in the disciplines of the humanities. Papers may explore the conference theme as applied to the texts of humanities studies (e.g. the hazardous spaces of "Jane Eyre"), or the various crises that threaten the material world now or in the past (e.g. popular culture depictions of pollution). Presenters are invited to (re)frame the terms of the theme in ways relevant to their projects.

Theory, Identity, and Subversion: CFP

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

Independent journal Lehigh Valley Vanguard seeks submissions to expand our ongoing narrative of subversion and resistance. Our suggested topics:
Updated September 27th, 2015

Knowing One's Place: Understanding the Influence of Place in Language, April 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies
contact email: 
uaapacrim@gmail.com

Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies
Call for Papers
“The poet speaks on the threshold of being”—The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard

CfP[UPDATE]: The Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again, 13 – 14 November 2015, Lucca, Italy

full name / name of organization: 
Euroacademia
contact email: 
application@euroacademia.eu

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Fourth Global Forum of Critical Studies
Asking Big Questions Again

13 - 14 November 2015, Lucca, Italy
Palazzo Bernardini

UPDATE - 25th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 26-27, 2016 - Savannah GA

full name / name of organization: 
BCPCS Conference
contact email: 
bcpcs2016@bcpcsconference.com

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States.

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