At the dawn of ‘ecocriticism’ as a discipline of study within the Humanities, Glotfelty and Fromm (1996), in the first general reader in the matter, defined it as the critical practice that examines the relationship between literary and cultural studies and the natural world. In general terms, during the past two decades, ecocriticism has denounced the anthropocentric and instrumental appropriation of nature that has for so long legitimized human exploitation of the nonhuman world.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
Art After Galtung: Structural Violence and the Arts of the Global South
A roundtable proposed for the Association for the Study of Arts of the Present Conference: October 17-20, 2018 (New Orleans, LA)
Date: December 13-15, 2018
Venue: Centennial Hall, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel)
Midwest Modern Languages Association
November 15–18, 2018 in Kansas City, MO
This year's "Animals in Literature and Film" panel at the Midwest Modern Languages Association's annual meeting (November 15–18, 2018 in Kansas City, MO) invites papers engaging the conference's theme of "Consuming Cultures," specifically how the consumption or non-consumption of animals by animals (both human and non-human) has shaped our moral, symbolic, and traditional relationships with what we call "food."
The Humanities Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University will host “Imagining the Coast: a Public Symposium on the Humanities and the Sea” at Mystic Seaport and Enders Island, Mystic CT, Sept 14-16, 2018.The symposium will bring together regional scholars, authors, museums, historical societies, libraries and community members to discuss the importance of the coastline and seas to the region’s history, culture, ecology, and identity, including its global connections. Long Island Sound and the coast of Connecticut and its bordering states are the primary focus, but given the inherently global nature of maritime zones, our oceanic connections to other regions will also be considered.
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Panel at Midwest MLA 2018
This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Kansas City, MO November 15th-18th. Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.
Science Fiction and Fantasy International Conference
Messengers from the Stars: Episode V – “Fragments of Humanity”
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
University Lisbon Centre for English Studies
November 29-30, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
We’d like to invite an art historian, comparatist, or interdisciplinary literary scholar in the field of the environmental humanities to contribute to our edited volume Romantic Legacies: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Contexts, to be published in the Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature series in 2019. The volume comprises two major national groupings: first, the major Romantic traditions that developed in Germany, Britain, France, and the US; and second, the influence and cross-pollination of these traditions in Russia, China, India, and Japan.
"Maroons and Indigenous Peoples: Towards a Sustainable Future"
June 20-24, 2018, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Charles Town International Maroon Conference welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in exploring this year's theme of sustainability. It will explore the ways Maroons and other Indigenous Peoples have evolved relationships with the environment that can provide resources for today's ecological challenges. Approaching "sustainability" in broad theoretical and cultural terms, the conference will consider the roles indigenous environments, peoples, histories, and cultures play in securing an ecologically sustainable future.