category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination [EXTENDED DEADLINE Feb. 25 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Blossom N. Fondo and Dr Adamu Pangmeshi
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com, pangmeshi@gmail.com

Commitment and Critique:
Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination [EXTENDED DEADLINE Feb. 25 2016]

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination [EXTENDED DEADLINE Feb. 25 2016]

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Blossom N. Fondo and Dr Adamu Pangmeshi
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com, pangmeshi@gmail.com

Commitment and Critique:
Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination [EXTENDED DEADLINE Feb. 25 2016]

Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D (Volume 1 Issue 2 March-April 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
JRSD
contact email: 
submission@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com

Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural

Nordic Irish Studies journal - general submissions (deadline: 31 March 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies, Dalarna University, Sweden
contact email: 
cza@du.se

Nordic Irish Studies is looking for submissions on any aspect within the field of Irish Studies for the 2016 regular issue (December 2016). Nordic Irish Studies is a peer-reviewed journal.

CFP Ecopoetics: Global Poetries and Ecologies, Deadline April 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Isabel Campos / Montana Tech of U of Montana
contact email: 
icampos@mtech.edu

This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a proposed anthology broadly focused on the entangled relationship between poetries and ecologies.

MLA 2017: William Carlos Williams and Democracy (Deadline March 7, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
William Carlos Williams Society
contact email: 
neri.sandoval@icould.com

This panel considers the numerous ways in which the work of William Carlos Williams engages with socio-economic and political formations in the United States.

[UPDATE; 2ND CFP] TIME: Third International Interdisciplinary Biennial Conference 28 August - 1 September 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English Studies & College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa, Pretoria, City of Tshwane
contact email: 
timeconf2016@unisa.ac.za

Third International Interdisciplinary Biennial Conference

University of South Africa (UNISA)
College of Human Sciences
Hosted by the Department of English Studies

Theme: Time

[UPDATE] British Comparative Literature Association XIV Triennial Conference 'Salvage'

full name / name of organization: 
British Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
bcla2016@wlv.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS

‘Salvage’

The Fourteenth Triennial Conference
of the
British Comparative Literature Association

MSA 18: Modernism's Planets (November 17-20, Pasadena, CA, USA)

full name / name of organization: 
Cóilín Parsons
contact email: 
coilin.parsons@georgetown.edu

CFP for MSA 18 (Pasadena, CA): Modernism’s Planets

Postcolonial Animality

full name / name of organization: 
Amit R. Baishya, Suvadip Sinha
contact email: 
arbaishya1@ou.edu; ssinha@umn.edu

From one perspective, postcolonial studies and animal studies should be natural allies as both interrogate the shifting limits of the human-animal binary.

MSA 18: Modernism's Planets (November 17-20, 2016, Pasadena CA)

full name / name of organization: 
Cóilín Parsons
contact email: 
coilin.parsons@georgetown.edu

CFP for MSA 18 (Pasadena, CA): Modernism’s Planets

UPDATE: The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Carolina Wilmington
contact email: 
iiui-uncw@uncw.edu

The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry
full name / name of organization:
University of North Carolina Wilmington
contact email:

Minding the Senses, Sensing the Mind, May 20-21, 2016

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

"I would I knew his mind." - (Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1.2.33)
"My own mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason (I.i)
“Where is my mind” – The Pixies

Writing Resistance (Guaranteed panel, MLA 2017, 5-8 January, Philadelphia, PA)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Transdisciplinary Connections between History and Literature
contact email: 
helmers@uwosh.edu

The Forum on Transdisciplinary Connections between History and Literature is soliciting papers on the topic of historical approaches to “writing resistance” or “writing rebellion”.

Literary History for the Anthropocene - MLA 2017 (Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
Ted Howell
contact email: 
ted.howell@temple.edu

In August of this year, based on the recommendation of the Anthropocene Working Group, geologists will vote to determine whether the Anthropocene should be considered an official geological epoch and

AAL Annual Conference: Literature and Technology

full name / name of organization: 
Western Sydney University
contact email: 
a.jamison@westernsydney.edu.au

11-13 July 2016, Western Sydney University

MLA 2017 Special Session: Troubadour Pessimism

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jason.bell@yale.edu

This MLA special session concerns the troubadour tradition across periods and geographies, with particular focus on pessimism as a philosophy, affect, and politics.

Urban Ekphrasis (SCMLA Dallas, November 3-5, 2016) Abstracts due 2/20

full name / name of organization: 
Proposed Special Session, South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
anne.keefe@unt.edu

This panel will explore the interaction between verbal and visual in urban spaces. Papers focusing on interart exchange between the literary and visual arts in and/or about the city are invited.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended - New Materialisms and Economies of Excess: An International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Emory University
contact email: 
comparative.lit@emory.edu

New Materialisms and Economies of Excess: An International Conference

September 29 – October 1, 2016
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

MLA 2017 "Poetry and Ecology"

full name / name of organization: 
Isabel Campos / Montana Tech of U of Montana (Deadline March 10, 2016)
contact email: 
icampos@mtech.edu

This is a call for abstracts for a proposed session “Poetry and Ecology.” The deadline is March 10, 2016. The proposals are due on 1 April 2016.

MediAbility: Transforming Disability in the Media

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Critical Animal Studies
contact email: 
mediaanddisability@gmail.com

MediAbility: Transforming Disability in the Media

"Global Asynchronies: National Time and Transnational Dissent" MLA Special Session (Philadelphia, 5-8 January 2017)

full name / name of organization: 
Juan Meneses / University of North Carolina, Charlotte
contact email: 
juan.meneses@uncc.edu

This non-guaranteed, MLA special seeks papers that examine how literary and audiovisual works articulate dissent by operating at different national tempos, challenging the global synchronicity that do

MLA 2017 Special Session: Monster Studies: Literature, Culture, and Theory (Deadline 3/10/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Koenig-Woodyard / University of Toronto
contact email: 
chris.koenig.woodyard@utoronto.ca

This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session on “Monster Studies” for the MLA in Philadelphia, 5-8 January, 2017.

Utopian/Dystopian Narratives in French and Francophone Women’s Writing -- SAMLA 88 (November 4-6, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association/Women in French (Affiliated Group)
contact email: 
ama0002@auburn.edu

SAMLA 88 (November 4-6, 2016) at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL

Utopian/Dystopian Narratives in French and Francophone Women’s Writing

Representing Ethnic Conflicts in Contemporary Literatures and Films - DEADLINE 2 March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Sreyoshi Sarkar - MLA Annual Convention 2017
contact email: 
sreyoshi@gwu.edu

This MLA special session panel invites papers that study the representations of ethnic conflicts in contemporary literatures, and films.

[REMINDER] Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ágota Márton / University of Oxford
contact email: 
agota.marton@ell.ox.ac.uk

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

‘When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.’
(Henry David Thoreau)

Theories that Shape Worlds: Teaching Literary and Cultural Theory through Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA (Salt Lake City, UT October 6-8, 2016
contact email: 
deludens@dwu.edu

With Ursula K. Le Guin's departure from "hard science fiction" in the 1960s, worlds began to be created that examined the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of our own societies.

Norm and Anomaly in Literature, Culture, and Language 19-20 September 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Franciszek Karpiński Institute for Regional Culture and Literary Research, Siedlce POLAND
contact email: 
normanomaly2016@gmail.com

Norm and anomaly have long constituted a binary opposition whose boundaries are becoming increasingly blurry and open to scrutiny. What precisely does the ‘norm’ mean?

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal - call for articles - open issue

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Lodz
contact email: 
gcss.art.journal@gmail.com

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories (A/R/T Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal that has been created with a view to providing a forum for analyzing and discussing issues of immediate relevance for contempora

Mobile Communities, October 14, 2016 (Abstract Deadline: May 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
contact email: 
tuftsgradhumanitiesconference@gmail.com

Movement and stasis. Routes to and from home. Boundaries and belonging. Local places and global spaces. The possibilities for and barriers to mobility shape the way that communities, cultures, and individuals communicate with one another. Mobility influences interconnectivity across time and space as well as the formation of hierarchies of domination and subordination.

Due March 2016: Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) Binghamton University

full name / name of organization: 
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) Binghamton University
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

“Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders” is an interdisciplinary graduate conference dedicated to exploring the changing contours of the field of American Studies.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature: (Last date for Submission: 25th feb 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh
contact email: 
scholasticdav@gmail.com

"The Scholastic Forum"

Teaching Western American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Randi Tanglen and Brady Harrison
contact email: 
teachingwesternliterature@gmail.com

We invite submissions for a proposed collection of essays on teaching western American literature.

[update] John Steinbeck as an International Writer

full name / name of organization: 
Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, San Jose State University
contact email: 
nicholas.taylor@sjsu.edu

Update: Proposal deadline extended to March 15, 2016.

Conference Description:

American Literature Before 1900- SCMLA November 3-5, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jkorsmo1@gsu.edu

The South Central Modern Language Society's regular session for American Literature Before 1900 invites submissions for the 2016 annual conference to be held November 3-5 in Dallas, Texas.

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