category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

2015 Futures of American Studies Institute: Questions Worth Asking

full name / name of organization: 
James E. Dobson / Dartmouth College
contact email: 
James.E.Dobson@Dartmouth.EDU

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE ANNOUNCES A ONE WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE

THE FUTURES OF AMERICAN STUDIES INSTITUTE: QUESTIONS WORTH ASKING

MONDAY, JUNE 22 — SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015

JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: A CRITICAL COMPANION [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Subashish Bhattacharjee and Mandika Sinha, University of North Bengal
contact email: 
subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com

“If the authentic test for a great novel is rereading, and the joys of yet further rereading, then Pride and Prejudice can rival any novel ever written.” — Harold Bloom One of the most popular w

Size and Scale in Literature and Culture -- Edited Essay Collection (abstracts due March 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Tavel Clarke, University of Calgary & David Wittenberg, University of Iowa
contact email: 
mcla@ucalgary.ca; david-wittenberg@uiowa.edu;

The topic of scale is currently of great interest to scholars and readers in a number of fields in the humanities and social sciences.

New Deadline: Imagining the Ideal Body: A Graduate Conference on the Politics and Poetics of Perfection.

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Society
contact email: 
UdeMEGC2015@gmail.com

Twelfth Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference
March 12 & 13, 2015
Imagining the Ideal Body: A Graduate Conference on the Politics and Poetics of Perfection.

CfP: Placing the Author: Literary Tourism in the Long Nineteenth Century

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester
contact email: 
placingtheauthor@gmail.com

The nineteenth century witnessed a surge of enthusiasm for visiting places associated with authors and their works, and a related interest in the preservation and consecration of authors’ houses.

[Update] Submission Date Extended To January 2, 2015: TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self (February 12-13, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
mardisgrasconference2015@gmail.com

Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations.

Teaching John Dos Passos (American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2015, Boston, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
John Dos Passos Society
contact email: 
jdpsociety@gmail.com or vbryan@clevelandstatecc.edu (Victoria Bryan, President)

For the American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2015, Boston, MA

Intersections of E.E. Cummings and John Dos Passos - Extended Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
The John Dos Passos Society and the E.E. Cummings Society, American Literature Association Conference, 2015
contact email: 
Victoria Bryan (vbryan@clevelandstatecc.edu) and Michael Webster (websterm@gvsu.edu)

For the American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2015, Boston, MA

[UPDATE] Elizabeth Bishop’s Questions of Travel: Fifty Years After, Sheffield, 25-27 June 2015 [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

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] Keynote Announcement for IU English - "Breaking Futures"

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

We are very excited to announce our 2015 keynote speaker, Dr. Jonathan Hsy of The George Washington University!

Call For Proposals: “Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time”

Modernism and the Anthropocene (edited collection, abstracts due 3/31/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Jon Hegglund (Washington State University) and John McIntyre (University of Prince Edward Island)
contact email: 
hegglund@wsu.edu or jmcintyre@upei.ca

We are seeking 500-word proposals for submissions to a collection of essays exploring the representation of the Anthropocene within modernist literature and culture.

More-than-Human Worlds of Violence: Section of the European International Studies Association's Annual Convention,23-6 Sept 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Audra Mitchell, University of York
contact email: 
audra.mitchell@york.ac.uk

Violence is almost always framed as a dynamic that arises between human subjects.

[UPDATE] Mentoring for Scholarly Publication at MLA Vancouver, 9–10 January 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Council of Editors of Learned Journals
contact email: 
gmacphee@wcupa.edu

This is an invaluable opportunity for MLA members—especially advanced doctoral candidates and junior faculty—to develop their work for publication by meeting with editors from some of the top jour

‘Animal and Natural Worlds, c. 500-1750: Medieval and Early Modern Interdisciplinary Ecologies’, 3 July 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cavell / Durham University
contact email: 
megan.cavell@durham.ac.uk

Organisers: Megan Cavell (Dept of English Studies), Sarah Semple (Dept of Archaeology) and Andy Wood (Dept of History)

[UPDATE] “Voyages” Conference - Spring 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English, CSUN
contact email: 
agse.csunorthridge@gmail.com

voy•age
/'voi-ij/
noun:
1. a long journey involving travel by sea or in space.
Synonyms: trip, expedition, excursion, tour

Pacific Asia Inquiry - Issue on Women, Gender, Children, and the Family (2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Kelley Bowman / University of Guam
contact email: 
ebowman@uguamlive.uog.edu

I Unibetsedat Guahan | The University of Guam

CALL FOR PAPERS: Pacific Asia Inquiry: Multidisciplinary Perspectives in the Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Volume 6, Fall 2015

Exploring Freedom

full name / name of organization: 
The Arachneed Journal
contact email: 
arnav.anjaria@gmail.com

The Arachneed Journal invites scholarly papers, commentaries, book reviews, interviews, multimedia presentation (audio visual) for its upcoming issue.

Call for Submissions for the 7th Annual Toronto Group Conference (Mar 14, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
The Toronto Group
contact email: 
torontogroupconference@gmail.com

Call for Submissions for the 7th Annual Toronto Group Conference

Consequences of "the Fall": Growth and Decline in Medieval and Early Modern Literary Culture; April 10-11, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- English Department
contact email: 
uncenglishgradconference@gmail.com

Consequences of "the Fall": Growth and Decline in Medieval and Early Modern Literary Culture

Flows: Material, Energy, Narrative in the Ecological Humanities (German Studies Association) - Deadline: January 15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
GSA Environmental Studies Network
contact email: 
scott.moranda@cortland.edu

Flows: Material, Energy, Narrative in the Ecological Humanities (Sponsored by the GSA Environmental Studies Network)

'In Our Time' Postgraduate Symposium, University of Malta, March 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of Malta
contact email: 
inourtime2015@um.edu.mt

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, i

Fallen Animals: an interdisciplinary perspective 19th-20th March 2015, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

full name / name of organization: 
Zohar Hadromi-Allouche and Aina Larkin, University of Aberdeen
contact email: 
zohar@abdn.ac.uk, a.larkin@abdn.ac.uk

Following the success of the Fall Narratives project in 2014, this workshop will explore the theme of fallen animals.

UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE Study Day on Order and Disorder in April 21st, 2015, at the ISSH of Jendouba, Tunisia.

full name / name of organization: 
ISSH of Jendouba, Tunisia.
contact email: 
at sou.benarfa@gmail.com

The department of English at the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, University of Jendouba, invites you to participate in its study day on Order and Disorder.

CFP: After the Good Life - Issue 20, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts (Deadline 2 March 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
contact email: 
editors@forumjournal.org

In Cruel Optimism (2011), Lauren Berlant asks why we stay “attached to conventional good-life fantasies – say of enduring reciprocity in couples, families, political systems, institutions, markets

[UPDATE] NASSR 2015 - Special Session on "Animal Poetics"

full name / name of organization: 
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
contact email: 
nassr15@umanitoba.ca

This panel on the relationship between animals and romantic poetry will elicit new perspectives on how animal rights and science bear on poetic form and genre.

Special Session: Animal Poetics

full name / name of organization: 
NASSR 2015 - North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
contact email: 
julie.camarda@gmail.com

This panel on the relationship between animals and romantic poetry will elicit new perspectives on how animal rights and science bear on poetic form and genre.

[UPDATE] Contemporary American Poetry and Science Panel for ALA 2015 (Boston, May 21-24)

full name / name of organization: 
Tana Jean Welch / Florida State University College of Medicine
contact email: 
tana.welch@med.fsu.edu

Quantum Metaphors and Fractal Verse: Intersections in Contemporary American Poetry and Science

Conference on Community Writing, October 16-17, 2015, Boulder, CO -- [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Veronica House / Program for Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado Boulder
contact email: 
veronica.house@colorado.edu

Happy holidays, colleagues,

Is "submit a proposal to the Conference on Community Writing in Boulder, CO next October 16-17, 2015" on your holiday to do list? I hope so!

Subjectivity in an Object World

full name / name of organization: 
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

Publication: St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)

Beauty in the Beast: Gender, Animals, Animality (Abstracts due May 15th, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Forum - An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
contact email: 
ohremd@gmail.com

Throughout the last decade or so the formerly rather “exotic” field of “Human-Animal Studies” (sometimes simply “Animal Studies”) has grown immensely and produced an amount of exciting and

20th-Century Women Writers and the Natural World

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Fillman, Lehigh University
contact email: 
rff212@lehigh.edu

CFP for a proposed-panel for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2015 Conference to be held November 4-8, 2015, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[UPDATE] UTSA Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium on “Social Healing” Submissions due January 9 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate English Organization at the University of Texas--San Antonio
contact email: 
UTSAGEOSymposium14@gmail.com

What does social healing look like in its most effective manifestations? How are we responding to the violence(s) and systemic oppression(s) that pervade our communities?

The New Williams: Special Issue CFP [FEB 1 Abstract Deadline]

full name / name of organization: 
William Carlos Williams Review
contact email: 
thenewwilliams2015@gmail.com

Within the next few years, Williams Carlos Williams’s early works such as Al Que Quiere (1917), Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920), Sour Grapes (1921),

Call for Papers for Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume, "Critically Mediterranean: Aesthetics, Theory, Hermeneutics, Culture"

full name / name of organization: 
Yasser Elhariry (Dartmouth College) & Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (Tulane University)
contact email: 
yasser.elhariry@dartmouth.edu

Call for Papers for Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume

Critically Mediterranean: Aesthetics, Theory, Hermeneutics, Culture
co-edited by Yasser Elhariry (Dartmouth College)
& Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (Tulane University)

We are seeking further contributions to extend the coverage of the volume. Detailed abstracts (500 words) are due by January 15, 2015 to Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (etamalet@tulane.edu) and Yasser Elhariry (yasser.elhariry@dartmouth.edu). Contributors will be notified of acceptance by February 1, 2015. Completed manuscripts (6,000 words) are due by June 1, 2015. Manuscripts will be rigorously edited prior to submission to the press. Although final placement of the volume will be contingent on the outcome of the press’ peer-review process, Brian Catlos and Sharon Kinoshita, the editors of Palgrave Macmillan’s new Mediterranean Studies series, have expressed interest in the volume.

Changes in Fashion in the Middle Ages - Abstracts due Feb. 2, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
UC Santa Barbara Medieval Studies Program
contact email: 
UCSBMedievalConference2015@gmail.com

University of California, Santa Barbara

Center for Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Call for Papers: “Changes in Fashion in the Middle Ages”

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