category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

CFP: Unconventional Business for the 2015 OAH Annual Meeting

full name / name of organization: 
Rahima Schwenkbeck
contact email: 
rahima@gwu.edu

The theme of the 2015 Organization of American Historian Annual Meeting is "taboo." As such, I am looking to put together a panel on unconventional business in the US.

Postcolonial Environments: A One-day Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
University of Manchester
contact email: 
postcolonialenvironments@manchester.ac.uk

We are delighted to announce that registration for the upcoming Postcolonial Environments symposium is now open.

Texts and Contexts: A Critical Companion to World Literatures in English Abstract Deadline February 15 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Higher Teachers' Training College, The University of Maroua, Cameroon
contact email: 
textsandcontexts2014

Texts and Contexts
Critical Companion to World Literatures in English

Second Annual FANS Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association
contact email: 
FANSConference@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the First Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 7 and 8 June 2014.

CALL FOR BOOK REVIEWS

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (JoSH)
contact email: 
the.josh.editors@gmail.com

The Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (JoSH), published by the United States Military Academy at West Point, seeks scholarly works composed by undergraduate and graduate students, college facu

6th Global Conference: Hope in the 21st Century (March, 2014:Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
hope6@inter-disciplinary.net

6th Global Conference: Hope in the 21st Century

Friday 14th March – Sunday 16th March 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations

28 February 2014: "Sex in Context," Spring Issue of Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Sex in Context

Our Spring 2014 issue will feature a selection of papers devoted to “Sex in Context.” Papers submitted to “Sex in Context” should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

• How does a character’s sexuality influence his or her development?
• How does attaining sexual gratification motivate characters or play a role in the text?
• How might sex affect the text’s reception by historical or current audiences?
• What does sexuality mean in a particular text?
• How does the text define “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?
• What does the text say about cultural definitions of “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?

As always, we welcome papers from a variety of fields, provided they relate to our theme of “Sex in Context.” Please note that papers engaging with genders studies will be considered for our “Text in Context” section.

[UPDATE] British Women Writers Conference @ Binghamton University (SUNY): June 19-21, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference
contact email: 
bwwc2014@gmail.com

British Women Writers Conference @ Binghamton University (SUNY): June 19-21, 2014

‘Contemporary Literature, Culture and Cinema of Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan and Turkey’

full name / name of organization: 
Inquire Journal of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
inquire@ualberta.ca

Extended Deadline: January 10, 2014

Teaching College Literature (ongoing; new resource)

full name / name of organization: 
Renee Pigeon, Teaching College Literature (TCL)
contact email: 
rpigeon@csusb.edu

Have you taught a terrific literature class recently?

EXTENDED DEADLINE JAN 15TH. Making Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Making Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Culture Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
walkerkn@email.unc.edu

*Extended Deadline: Abstracts due January 15th, 2014 to uncgradconference@gmail.com.

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
United States Military Academy (USMA)
contact email: 
ww1@usma.edu

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference

"Literature, Memory, and the First World War"

Call for Papers
United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York, USA

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
The English Graduate Organization of Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
iupego2014conference@gmail.com

IUP EGO 2014 Annual Interdisciplinary Conference CFP
Enacting Change in a Polarized World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inequality

[UPDATE] MadLit 2014: "Texts and Violence" with keynote speaker Hillary Chute/ Feb 20-22

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
uwmadlit@gmail.com

Keynote speaker: Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women and Associate Editor of MetaMaus

Setting Out: Annual PhD Student Research Symposium, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Architectural Humanities Research Association (symposium organized by School of Architecture, University College, Dublin)
contact email: 
kevin.donovan@ucd.ie or laura.johnstone@ucdconnect.ie

The AHRA invites proposals from PhD candidates in architecture for contributions to its 11th Annual Student Research Symposium, which will be hosted by the School of Architecture, Landscape and the Bu

Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland 17th Biennial Conference: SPACE AND BOUNDARIES (9-11 May 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
ACSI and School of Humanities at National University of Ireland, Galway
contact email: 
Elizabeth.Tilley@nuigalway.ie, Riana.Odwyer@nuigalway.ie

This conference will address the notion of boundaries and space in all areas of Canadian Studies: literal, metaphorical, metaphysical. Possible topics might include:

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Dec. 30th Beacon: A Graduate Conference in the Humanities Feb. 28 - Mar. 2, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Massachusetts Boston
contact email: 
umass.boston.beacon@gmail.com

Beacon: A Graduate Conference in the Humanities

Interpreting Appropriation/Appropriate Interpretation

[UPDATE] 38th Annual PAC Conference, 27-29 March 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Philological Association of the Carolinas
contact email: 
Dr. Kirk Boyle (kboyle@unca.edu) and Dr. Kristin A. Kiely (kkiely@fmarion.edu)

The Philological Association of the Carolinas is pleased to announce that the due date for submissions to our annual conference has been extended to 15 January 2014.

“The Future of Trauma and Memory Studies" April 11 & 12, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
contact email: 
Jkyoung2@illinois.edu

“The Future of Trauma and Memory Studies: Challenging Interpretive and Theoretical Boundaries”

Graduate Student Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

April 11-12, 2014

What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English / 14-17 July 2014 / Lincoln, UK / Deadline: 1st February 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Martin Paul Eve, University of Lincoln
contact email: 
meve@lincoln.ac.uk

What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English
3rd Biennial International Conference
14-17 July 2014, University of Lincoln, UK

CALL FOR PAPERS

After Glissant: Caribbean Aesthetics and the Politics of Relation (1/15/14) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Maguire
contact email: 
e-maguire@northwestern.edu

Discourse – Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture

Interventions in English Studies: Finding Our Places

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Dayton
contact email: 
cfp.udayton@gmail.com

“When I cannot see words curling like rings of smoke round me I am in darkness ­I am nothing.” -Virginia Woolf, The Waves

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (Print ISSN 2277-3967) (Online ISSN:

full name / name of organization: 
Interactions Forum, Pune, India (http://www.interactionsforum.com/new-academia)
contact email: 
newacademia.if@gmail.com

Special Issue on Research Methods in Literature
Vol III Issue II Jan 14 (Submit papers before 15 January 2014)
Impact Factor: 0.39

Transmission: An International Hari Kunzru Conference, 20th June 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Surrey
contact email: 
transmissionconference2014@gmail.com

Friday 20th June 2014
University of Surrey
Response and Q&A: Hari Kunzru

CFP: Sound and Silence

full name / name of organization: 
HARTS & Minds postgraduate journal
contact email: 
editors@harts-minds.co.uk

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates or early career researchers on the subject of Sound and/or Silence for the fourth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for students o

3rd Global Conference: Sins, Vices and Virtues (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
sins3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference: Sins, Vices and Virtues

Friday 25th July – Sunday 27th July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations

"Working Through Environmental Unlikeness: Ecology and Nature in the Humanities." April 5th, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University English Conference: St. John's University English Dept.
contact email: 
sju.grad.conference2014@gmail.com

“Working through Environmental Unlikeness: Ecology and Nature in the Humanities”
St. John’s University Graduate English Conference: April 5th, 2014

“The Literature of American Real Estate” - ALA 2014, May 22-25

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
lmansouri@berkeley.edu

American literature begins with real estate. Columbus’s and da Vaca’s travelogues, Harriot’s and Smith’s advertisements to prospective colonists, and the Puritans’ disquisitions on God’s promises to their “plantations” all constructed America’s vast, unexplored land as future property.

IROCSJournals: Call For Paper- 12-31-2013

full name / name of organization: 
International Research Organization of Computer Science
contact email: 
press@irocsjournals.org

You will receive a comprehensive and fair peer review within just three weeks from submission.

CFP Gender and the Posthuman: Genealogies, Evolutions, Visions - Deadline for abstract proposal: January 31, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Double-Peer Reviewed International Journal "La Camera Blu", University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
contact email: 
posthuman.gender@gmail.com

The specific focus of this issue is the relation between gender and the posthuman in a comprehensive and inclusive way.

UPDATE Ireland and Ecocriticism

full name / name of organization: 
University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
contact email: 
maureen.oconnor@ucc.ie

The deadline for paper and panel proposals is 31 January 2014.

A workshop with Dr Christine Cusick has been added to the conference offerings.

Please find more details and the full CFP at:

Isms: An Exploration of the Invisible Barriers of Classification (March 22nd) Extended Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi
contact email: 
sigmataudeltaiotachi@gmail.com

We welcome work that aims to dissect various “isms” of the past, present, and even future, in order to examine their individual parts. How are these constructs created and propagated?

“Alter-geographies” UCLA Dept of Comparative Literature 2014 Annual Graduate Conference Friday and Saturday, February 21& 22

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
ucla.complit.conf@gmail.com

Poet Mahmoud Darwish observed that “the geographical part of History is stronger than the historical part of geography.” We ignore space at our peril.

Isms: An Exploration of the Invisible Barriers of Classification

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi
contact email: 
sigmataudeltaiotachi@gmail.com

We welcome work that aims to dissect various “isms” of the past, present, and even future, in order to examine their individual parts. How are these constructs created and propagated?

[UPDATE] CFP: Interdisciplinary Approaches to (Re)examining Southern Canonical Texts Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature Biennial Conference Arlington, Virginia, March 27-29, 2014
contact email: 
heatherfox@mail.usf.edu

As southern literary studies continue to expand beyond regional borders, it is important to examine not only contemporary southern texts but also to (re)envision the significance of canonical texts.

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