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Canadian Climate Narratives: Resilience and Planetary Thinking

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 10:20am
The Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 5, 2019


CFP: ALCQ-ACQL (Congress 2019, Vancouver)

Canadian Climate Narratives:  Resilience and Planetary Thinking  

(organized by Susie O’Brien and Heike Härting)


Non-Binary: Retheorizing Romantic Sexes and Genders

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:16pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 30, 2018

This panel seeks to retheorize social constructivists accounts of Romantic sex and gender circulating since the early 80s that continue to persist and insist—however unwittingly—on a binaristic or universalistic normativity (hetero- or otherwise). Moreover, all such accounts are often firmly anthropocentric, offering little flexibility to engage the nonhuman in all of its material forms. More recent New Materialist accounts of sexes and genders provide resources for moving forward from the confines of the discursive prison of sex and gender that retains within it, again however unwittingly or unwillingly, a binarism between the social and the material, the human and the nonhuman.

TRAUMA AND NIGHTMARE 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 2:14pm
University of Gdansk, University of Sao PAulo, InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019


Organizers / Scientific Committee


Professor Wojciech Owczarski -University of Gdańsk (Poland)

Professor Paulo Endo - University of São Paulo (Brazil)

InMind Support (Poland)



Trauma and Nightmare – call for papers


Corroding the Now: Poetry + Science|SF

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:38am
Royal Holloway, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 14, 2019

The world we inhabit is framed, driven, (re)produced, and conceptualised by and through science. Science as a mode of knowing contours the prevailing episteme, whilst technological innovation continues to remake work and leisure experience. At the same time, society is both reflected and in turn formed by science fiction (SF): as contributor to the nostalgia economy, as a dominant visual-commercial aesthetic, as a mimetic index of the present’s utopian and dystopian tendencies. The now is a time of extreme precarity. We face a raft of catastrophes – political, socioeconomic, and, most pressingly, ecological. And yet, even as our own survival comes into question, capitalism itself seems unassailable, primed to outlast ‘humanity.’


[UPDATED] -- Breaking Down the Walls: New Directions in Environmental Thinking for the Anthropocene

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 9:25pm
ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

This panel invites interdisciplinary thinkers to transcend standardized methodologies for teaching and learning about the environment.  The ASLE Biennial Conference (themed 'Paradise on Fire') will be held at University of California, Davis, from June 26-30, 2019.

Paradise is burning - or melting, flooding, or otherwise collapsing.  In actuality, these collapses are simultaneous, or convergent as Christian Parenti has termed it.  Or, as a recent article states, "when the Arctic melts, the West burns."

Call for Panelists, "Disidentifications with the Human," Association for Literature and the Environment (ASLE) 2019

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 1:48pm
Daniel Lanza Rivers, Miami University, Ohio
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Association for Literature and the Environment 2019 Conference, Paradise on Fire, U.C. Davis, June 26-30

Panel Organizers:  Lindsay Garcia (, College of William and Mary, and Daniel Lanza Rivers (, Miami University

Panel Title: "Disidentifications with the Human"

Planned Format:  Traditional Panel (4 Presenters)

Art in the Anthropocene

Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 12:37pm
Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Call for Papers

Call for Papers and Proposals


Art in the Anthropocene


Conference in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, 7 to 9 June 2019


The School for Creative Arts and the “Identities in Transformation” Steering Group invite you to participate in the conference “Art in the Anthropocene” at Trinity College Dublin from Friday 7 June to Sunday 9 June 2019. The conference is being organised in collaboration with the Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, and the Science Gallery’s exhibition on PLASTIC.

CFP: What is Technology? (2019)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 4:02am
Janet Wasko / University of Oregon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 21, 2018

APRIL 11–13, 2019

What is Technology? will examine interactions and transactions among (1) practical arts and tools, (2) techniques and processes, (3) moral knowledge and imagination, to navigate our everchanging media/life/universe. In a broad sense, technology can be understood as (4) methods of intelligent inquiry and problem-solving in all domains of human life. The conference-experience will enact a collaborative network of transdisciplinary research by cultivating communication as the heart of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics, and environments.

[NEW DEADLINE: March 1st] Toward Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 12:34pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Toward Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction

7-9 November 2019, University of Lille (FRANCE)

Convened by: Thomas Dutoit (CECILLE), Sarah Jonckheere (CECILLE/IdA), and Laura Lainväe (EMMA) 

Keynote speakers:

Sarah Wood, co-editor and advisory board of OLR and Angelaki (UK)

Jesse Oak Taylor, University of Washington (USA)

Ursula K. Heise, UCLA (USA)