category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

1st Global Conference: What Is It that still Scares Us?: Mapping Fears in Contemporary Europe (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdo

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
fa1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
What Is It that still Scares Us?: Mapping Fears in Contemporary Europe

Tuesday 29th – Thursday 31st July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Dystopian Comfort Zones - submit by March 31st

full name / name of organization: 
South Central College English Association at the South Central MLA
contact email: 
tbpantuso@pvamu.edu

Panel will explore the concept of dystopia in Western literature and culture. Application of the concept is open to interpretation.

Chair: Terri Pantuso, Prairie View A&M U, tbpantuso@pvamu.edu

"Gothic Landscapes: Changing Eras, Changing Cultures, Changing Anxieties" due 6/15/14

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Sharon R. Yang, Professor, English Department, Worcester State University
contact email: 
syang@worcester.edu

The Gothic is a genre that emerged during the turmoil leading up to and caused by the French Revolution.

Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions, 19-21 June, Canberra, Australia

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature, Environment & Culture – Australia & New Zealand
contact email: 
2014EHC@anu.edu.au

Perceptions, values and representations of our relationship with the physical environment have been read anew in the Anthropocene century through the lens of ecocriticsm and affect theory.

Aging and the Posthuman (26 March deadline; MLA '15)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association Age Studies Discussion Group
contact email: 
cport@coastal.edu; jboyle@coastal.edu

In a scholarly context that is increasingly turning to the posthuman, the transhuman, and the virtual, explorations of the embodied experience of age and its cultural resonances offer crucial insights

New Theories of African Literature (MLA Special Session, Vancouver, 8-11 January 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
matthew.eatough@baruch.cuny.edu

The recent history of scholarship on Africa and African literature has shown a marked preference for historicist approaches over theoretical ones.

“KEEP IT NEW”: RECENT TRENDS IN EXPERIMENTAL FICTION IN ENGLISH

full name / name of organization: 
Word and Text – A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics
contact email: 
wordandtext2011@gmail.com ;

‘Fiction is called experimental out of despair’ (Raymond Federman)

‘Literature is news that STAYS news’ (Ezra Pound)

Environmental Studies v. Animal Studies: A Graduate Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Nina Varsava / Stanford Environmental Humanities Project
contact email: 
nvarsava@stanford.edu

Environmental Studies v. Animal Studies: A Graduate Symposium

[UPDATE] Affect and the Short Story

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Ardoin
contact email: 
pa09d@my.fsu.edu

Journal of the Short Story in English announces a call for papers for an upcoming special section—“Affect and the Short Story (Cycle)”.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Cash Awards Announcements

full name / name of organization: 
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
contact email: 
noelle.baker@me.com AND kboudreau@WPI.EDU

The Emerson Society announces three cash awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson: Research Grant, Pedagogy or Community Project Award, and Subvention Award. Deadline April 1.

Soils and Narrative

full name / name of organization: 
Falmouth University
contact email: 
judeallen1@gamail.com / mat.osmond@falmouth.ac.uk

Soils and Narrative: 5 July 2014

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.

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Visualizing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference, July 4th, 2014
contact email: 
fantastikaconference@gmail.com

Lancaster University’s department of English and Creative Writing invites proposals for an interdisciplinary conference: Visualizing Fantastika.

3-Year-Scholarship: Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Research in Comparative Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Cusanuswerk
contact email: 
scholarship_littheo@cusanuswerk.org

--- 3-Year-Scholarship: Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Research in Comparative Literature ---

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association (November 1, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Chengchi University, Taiwan
contact email: 
2014ealaconference@gmail.com

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association

Theme: Literature and Emotions

CFP Affective Habitus, Canberra, Australia, June 19-21 2014 (deadline for abstracts March 31, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
ASLEC-ANZ/The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions/the Australian National University
contact email: 
2014EHC@anu.edu.au

Call for Papers, 2014 Environmental Humanities Conference: “Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions” – 19-21 June, 2014, Humanities Research Centre, ANU

Face, Faces, The Phenomenology of Face, Conference, October 19-22, 2014, Athens, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
Nomadikon Center for the Visual Arts, Bergen, NO and The Center for the Ethics of Seeing, Albany, NY
contact email: 
ledbettm@strose.edu

“Face, Faces, The Phenomenology of the Face”

Call for Papers: ‘Situating Simondon: media and technics’

full name / name of organization: 
PLATFORM Journal
contact email: 
platformjmc@gmail.com

Platform: Journal of Media and Communication
An interdisciplinary journal for early career researchers and graduate students

Call for Papers on Television, MPCA/ACA, Conference October 3-5 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Cory Barker, Television Area Chair
contact email: 
barkerc@indiana.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS ON TELEVISION

Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association 2014 Conference

Oct. 3-5, 2014

JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN

Pedagogical Landscapes: Materialities of the Neo/Liberal Arts (MLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Simpson
contact email: 
rfs1@andrew.cmu.edu

Familiar descriptors such as the “information economy,” “creative economy,” and “knowledge-based economy,” all reveal how education today functions as a dominant narrative framing technica

Poetry on Science/ 4/15/14

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
contact email: 
federh@ecu.edu

This is a call for poems about science for a creative panel at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts will take place in Dallas, Texas, October 9-12, 2014.

[UPDATE] MLA 2015: Editions as Sites of Memory for MLA 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Documentary Editing (ADE)
contact email: 
brandi.so@stonybrook.edu

How does an edition function as a site of memory?

Gender and Medieval Materialisms MLA2015

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
contact email: 
medmaterialism@gmail.com

Gender and Medieval Materialisms
Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship Sponsored Session
MLA 2015

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
white4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

MLA January 8-11, 2015 (Vancouver, British Columbia)

full name / name of organization: 
The William Carlos Williams Society
contact email: 
margaret.konkol@lmc.gatech.edu

The William Carlos Williams Society invites short papers for a roundtable on “Remembering Williams, Williams Remembering” to be held at the 2015 MLA.

Edited Collection on the Aesthetics and Politics of Hunger (15 June,2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Manisha Basu and Anastasia Ulanowicz
contact email: 
mbasu@illinois.edu, aulanow@ufl.edu

Within the past 50 years, practitioners of cultural studies and the humanities more generally have addressed the question of hunger in terms of the immediate, individual body.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014 (Abstracts due March 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Deadline for Submissions extended until March 30

[UPDATE-deadline extended] The Anthropocene and Deep-Time in Literary Studies | MLA 8-11 Jan. 2015, Vancouver

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Houser
contact email: 
houserh@mail.utexas.edu

Inviting proposals for papers on the importance of deep time, geology, and evolution for 20th- and 21st-century American literature and culture in the context of discussions of the Anthropocene.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA
Deadline: May 15, 2014

ENCLS/REELC 6th Biennial Congress: "Longing and Belonging"

full name / name of organization: 
European Network for Comparative Literature and Comparative Literature Association of Ireland
contact email: 
brigitte.lejuez@dcu.ie

The congress will take place in two places (2 days each) Dublin City University and National University of Ireland, Galway
Dates: 24-28 August 2015

Urban Studies (MPCA/ACA Oct. 3-5, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
URBAN STUDIES
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014

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

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity.

SALA proposal for non-guaranteed session at the 2015 MLA Convention

full name / name of organization: 
South Asian Literary Association
contact email: 
quazi@tarleton.edu

Canada and the US West Coast as Sites of Memory of intersections, parallels, and tensions for the South Asian Diaspora. Send 200-word abstracts and cv to quazi@tarleton.edu by March 15.

[Reminder] MLA 2015 "New Approaches to Science and Technology in Victorian Studies" (Vancouver, Canada Jan 8-11)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Kuskey
contact email: 
jkuskey@ucsc.edu

This panel on "New Approaches to Science and Technology in Victorian Studies" to be proposed for MLA 2015 (Vancouver, Canada Jan 8-11) will feature papers that bring new approaches to science and/or t

[UPDATED] The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Sydney
contact email: 
vanessa.smith@sydney.edu.au

UPDATED CALL FOR PAPERS

The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000
July 1-4 2014
University of Sydney

http://novelnetwork.org/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Expense and Expendability - June 20-21, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
expendableconference@gmail.com

2014 Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference – June 20-21, 2014

“Expense & Expendability”

Keynote: TBA

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