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Young Adult Literature and Culture (In-Person panel)

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 2:43pm
Melanie A. Marotta / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2022 Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

This session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of Young Adult literature and/or culture. The panel is particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, " Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian.” How does space impact YA literature and/or culture? How is the Anthropocene represented in YA fantasy? Further, presentations that examine diverse voices in literature and media are encouraged. This panel welcomes submissions about young adult literature, film, television, etc. Feel free to submit an abstract pertaining to the conference theme or otherwise.

Venti Journal, Vol. 2, Iss. 3, "Wind"

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
Venti Journal: Air, Experience, Aesthetics | https://www.venti-journal.com/
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 13, 2022

Venti: Air, Experience, and Aesthetics invokes both the number ‘twenty’ and ‘the winds.’ Conceived in the year 2020, the journal is a forum for discussions centered on the year’s foregrounding of air, its related themes, and historical, interdisciplinary, and critical resonances. Ventiasks: how do we become aware of something invisible and of things that are always in the air — such as the air itself? Investigating this query in a series of thematic issues, Venti explores the indexical qualities of air and our awareness of it through effects and affects.

Wind 

Vladimir Nabokov: Writing Nature - Montreux 2023

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
French Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 16, 2022

The University of Lausanne, the French Vladimir Nabokov Society and the Jan Michalski Foundation are joining forces to organize the Sixth International Vladimir Nabokov Conference sponsored by the French Vladimir Nabokov Society. After the three conferences in Paris (2013, 2019, 2021), Biarritz (2016), Lille and Chapel Hill (2018), this conference will explore the rich relationship of Nabokov’s oeuvre to the natural world.

Sustainability Culture and the Sense of Belongingness to the Land, 2022 International Conference on Sustainability Culture

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Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
Theodoor Richard / National Chung Hsing University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Our Call for Papers focuses on an interdisciplinary study of sustainability culture and the Agroecological Transition. In our research at NCHU/IAC, we find that the same core question arises over and time again: how is it possible that even though we already have all the knowledge and technology required to live and farm sustainably, we do not seem to be able to fully achieve this? We postulate that the answers are found in how we form our culture and how we relate to the technology that gives us our comforts. Which values do we have, how do we think the world works, and do we really want to be sustainable, no matter what?

 

Climate in Crisis: Social Responses to and Social Causes of the Current Climate Crisis

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Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
Humber College Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2022

The call for proposals is now open for the eighth annual interdisciplinary conference held by Humber’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences in collaboration with the Toronto International Festival of Authors.

This year’s conference is titled “Climate in Crisis (Activism, Apathy and Responsibility: Social Responses to and Social Causes of the Current Climate Crisis).”

PAMLA Special Session: “Lost in La-la-land"

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Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:07pm
Shane Baker, University of California, Santa Cruz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2022

“Lost in La-la-land, or, W(a/o)ndering in the City”

International Conference "Immunity and Contagion: Philosophical and Biopolitical Approaches Toward the Pandemic"

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:14am
Lithuanian Culture Research Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Call for Papers: International Conference

Immunity and Contagion: Philosophical and Biopolitical Approaches Toward the Pandemic 

29-30 September 2022, Vilnius

  

The conference “Immunity and Contagion: Philosophical and Biopolitical Approaches toward the Pandemic” will seek to reconceptualize the notions of immunity and contagion and redefine the concept of biopolitics in the current crisis caused by the COVID-19. We invite scholars from different philosophical backgrounds to consider key questions that constitute and are constituted by the concepts of immunity and contagion.

PAMLA Special Session: “Lost in La-la-land"

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:14am
Shane Baker, University of California, Santa Cruz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

“Lost in La-la-land, or, W(a/o)ndering in the City”

The XXIV Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:14am
The Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 16, 2022

The XXIV Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference:

July 10-12, 2022

St. Catharine Motherhouse—Springfield, Kentucky

Expanding Black and Indigenous Ecologies: CFP for English Language Notes

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:11am
Bonnie Etherington and Delali Kumavie
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

This proposed special issue navigates the intersections of Black and Indigenous ecologies. Ecologies encompass natural and constructed environments, understories, and overstories that allow renewed attention to notions of mobility, modernity, protest, climate change, human and nonhuman relationality, and more. Ecologies shape and are shaped by macro as well as micro units of the community, the nation-state, and the global. Ecologies are also fundamental to the ways we approach and understand historical, social, political, and economic relationships around the world.

Thinking with the End(s) of Worlds

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:59am
Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Call for Papers Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica is an international, interdisciplinary, open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University. 

Editors: Robert Folger, Felicitas Loest and Jenny Stümer

Article length: 8,000-9,000 words

Deadline: Year-round – 15 July 2022 (for our next issue)

Contact: publications@capas.uni-heidelberg.de

Ecocriticism (co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:58am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, papers are sought for a session that investigates any aspect of ecocriticism, including (but not limited to) ecocritical theory, Indigenous ecocriticism, environmental ethics, environmental justice, colonial, postcolonial, and settler colonial ecologies, gender and ecology, literary representations of non-human being, and interdisciplinary investigations of literature and environmental science. This session gives particular consideration to papers that engage with the 2022 conference theme of "Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian."

 

Middle English Environments

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:57am
Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Middle English Literary Environments

2022-2023 Illinois Medieval Association Symposium

Online and Free

Session Organizer: Michael W. Hollis-George, Millikin University

Session Date: 30 September 2022

Deadline for paper proposals: 1 July 2022

Eco-Concepts: Critical Reflections in Emerging Ecocritical Theory and Ecological Thought

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 4:40pm
Editors: Cenk Tan, İsmail Serdar Altaç
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Please find call for chapters for our forthcoming book: ECO-CONCEPTS: Critical Reflections in Emerging Ecocritical Theory and Ecological Thought which is to be published by Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) in 2023.

C.D. Wright in Context

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Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 7:52pm
Contemporaries at Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

C.D. Wright in Context—A Contemporaries at Post45 Cluster

International Conference on Ecocriticism and Environmental Studies

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Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:15pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Multiple environmental crises are increasingly inescapable at both transnational and local levels and the role of the humanities in addition to technology and politics is more and more recognized as central for exploring and finding solutions. Representations of nature’s agency have become central to many studies conducted in literature, culture studies, philosophy, history, sociology or political science. This conference aims to explore the relationship between the physical environment and text in its broader meaning as well as analyse the social concerns raised by environmental crises.

Conference panels will be related, but not limited, to:

Reading Spatially: Summer School for PhD Researchers (Tampere, Finland, 20-22 June 2022)

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Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:15pm
Tampere University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

This summer school, aimed at PhD researchers with a spatially oriented project in fields such as literary and cultural studies, film and visual culture studies, or cultural geography, asks what it means to read spatially – or to read for space – in practice. Recent decades have seen an explosion of spatially oriented approaches to the analysis of literary texts and other forms of cultural production. Ranging from literary geography and cultural cartography to geocriticism, geopoetics, material ecocriticism, and new forms of spatial phenomenology, these approaches offer exciting avenues for thinking about the many dimensions of real and imagined space.

SAMLA African American Literature Panel

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Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:14pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 25, 2022

This traditional session welcomes submission on any aspect of African American Literature that attends to how black writers use literature to bring out discussion on climate injustice. With the conference theme of "change," readers of African American Literature often miss the criticism of climatic injustice that is present in much literary work, especially of 20th Century Black writers. From Zora Hurston, to Richard Wright, to Jean Toomer, etc., there are many instances of a critique of climatic injustices that are often either misread or simply glossed over. This panel aims to reconsider black writers as the leading figures in both ecocriticism and ecofeminism.

PAMLA 2022 Asian Lit & Culture Session--cfp

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:11pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association/ David Hazard
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

The 119th annual PAMLA Conference will be held in Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel between Friday, November 11 and Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Hawthorne and nature, Hawthorne and the environment

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Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:04pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 2022

 A special issue on eco-Hawthorne, or, more generally, on Hawthorne and nature is planned for spring, 2023. Please see the CFP below.  Queries are welcome.Proposals are due Aug. 8, 2022; essays are due January 15, 2023.Thank you.Monika Elbert,  
Editor, Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, and Prof. of English, Montclair State University  

Call for Papers:  Hawthorne and the Environment, Hawthorne and Nature

 Hawthorne and the Environment, Hawthorne and Nature (Special issue, NHR, spring, 2023)

Gardeners of the Galaxies: How Imaginary Worlds Teach Us to Care for This One

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Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:03pm
Sørina Higgins
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Gardeners of the Galaxies: How Imaginary Worlds Teach Us to Care for This One will be an academic, peer-reviewed collection of interdisciplinary essays, co-edited by Dr. Brenton Dickieson and Dr. Sørina Higgins. This volume will explore literature, film, the visual arts, and other creative works (especially Cli-Fi, genre fiction, and speculative lit) that imagine, invent, and embody environmental concerns.

SAMLA 94 ASLE Affiliated Session - The Plantationocene Past, Present, and Future

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Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:03pm
SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

While the term “Anthropocene” is frequently used to describe the current geological era of human-created and accelerated climate change, multiple other terms have emerged as scholars expand their understanding of the interconnectedness of human endeavors and their consequences. A useful alternative is “Plantationocene,” which emphasizes the economization of life and places the foundations of global climate change within the intertwined plantation systems of the preceding centuries, including how they continue to be reproduced in new, nefarious ways in the present day. This session seeks presentations that take any aspect of the plantation and its enduring legacies as a starting point for interrogating literature.

Thresholds 51: Heat

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Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:03pm
MIT Architecture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

 
Call for Submissions 
Thresholds 51: Heat
Edited by Hampton Smith and Zachariah DeGiulio
 
​​Thresholds, the annual peer-reviewed journal produced by the MIT Department of Architecture and published by MIT Press is now accepting submissions to be published Spring 2023.

(CFP: PAMLA 2022) Animal Studies and Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 11:16pm
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

The 119th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2022) will be held at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, CA from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Destinations and Departures: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, April 29, 2022 - 8:56am
The Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

DEADLINE EXTENDED

The Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English Presents

Destinations and Departures

An Online Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

August 11-13, 2022, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

It’s a dangerous business, […] going out of your door, […] You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.

—J.R.R. Tolkien

Gardening to Remember, Gardening to Forget Gardening as Memory Work in Contemporary Fiction

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Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 1:42pm
Dr. Deniz Gundogan Ibrisim, Sabanci University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Gardening is generally considered as an affective-material labor whereby, plants, soil, matter, and objects are transformed—through practices of care, love, and attention—into new well-planned landscapes, vegetation, and a good harvest.  Even though early writing, in Latin and Greek was more concerned with agriculture than gardening, writing about gardens has a long history in France and England, an tends to be rhetorical — in an attempt to tie the beauty and harmony found in great landscapes to higher artistic pursuits.

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