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Bloomsbury's Environment and Society Book Series

updated: 
Sunday, July 21, 2024 - 11:45am
Bloomsbury Books
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Environment and Society, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Books, is seeking proposals covering a broad range of topics in environmental studies from the perspectives of the social sciences and humanities. Learn more about the 30 books already in the series on the publisher’s website: https://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/_/LEXES

Bloomsbury's Critical Plant Studies Book Series

updated: 
Sunday, July 21, 2024 - 11:45am
Bloomsbury Books
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Critical Plant Studies, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, calls us to re-examine in fundamental ways our understanding of and engagement with plants, drawing on diverse disciplinary perspectives. A sampling of topics appropriate for this series includes but is not limited to:

Decolonial Hope: Planetary Sustainability, Solidarity, and Transformation

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 11:55am
Journal of Postcolonial Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Journal of Postcolonial Writing

Special Issue on

Decolonial Hope: Planetary Sustainability, Solidarity, and Transformation

 

Link to the CFP on the journal's website: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/decolonial-hope-planet...

 

Special Issue Editor(s)

Goutam Karmakar, Durban University of Technology, South Africa

Call for chapters for the Art volume in the Routledge Series, "Oceans, Seas and Shorelines: Natural, Cultural Environmental Histories"

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 6:01am
Routledge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2024

* Deadline Extended Until 30 July * 

 

This book is intended to be the Art volume in the series Oceans, Seas and Shorelines: Natural, Cultural Environmental Histories edited by Viv Westbrook & Mark Nicholls, published by Routledge. 

As the introduction to the series reads,

Bridging Realms: Exploring Intersections in Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 12:25pm
New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities in collaboration with Department of History, Humanities and Society, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Call for Papers for 5th International e-Conference

Bridging Realms: Exploring Intersections in Humanities and Social Sciences

Conference Dates: 4th October – 05th October, 2024 (Friday & Saturday)

To be Organized by

New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

in collaboration with

Department of History, Humanities and Society, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Indigenous Ecocriticism: Paradigm Shifts in Environmental Literature * 56th NeMLA Convention

updated: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 9:12pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

The Environmental Humanities is currently experiencing an unprecedented influx of creative and critical works from writers of Indigenous literature. This literary revolution, closely linked to climate change and environmental discourse, is a contributing factor, and writers are at the forefront of this contemporary debate. This session offers a unique opportunity for presenters to contribute to a significant academic debate by exploring paradigm shifts in Indigenous environmental discourse. The works will delve into the intersection of gender, class, race, and the Anthropocene, offering a comprehensive understanding.

SEEKING: 1 chapter on race/postcolonialism -- Altered Animals: Posthumanism and Technology in 20th and 21st Century Discourse and Narratives

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:38pm
Monica Sousa (York University), Jerika Sanderson (University of Waterloo)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 9, 2024

We are seeking one (1) chapter contribution to Altered Animals: Posthumanism and Technology in 20th and 21st Century Discourse and Narratives (tentatively titled) to be published with Routledge as a part of their series "Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture." Specifically, we seek a chapter that addresses topics of race/postcolonialism in connection with the book's main scope. 

Abstract proposals of 300-500 words are due on August 9th. Please also include a biographical note including institutional affiliation (if any) of 150-200 words, and a bibliography with a minimum of 5 sources.

Borders / Dialectics / Civility

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:37pm
Association for Philosophy and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2024

The APL conference will take place from 20th-22nd August 2025 at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.

Gothic Progressive, Conservative Gothic, and Language of Land in Gothic Media

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:26pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

This panel seeks works investigating the tug between progressive and conservative ideals and influences on the Gothic genre, especially as they are expressed through the ways Nature and the environment are used and described.

 

NeMLA 2025: Posthumanistic (Im)possibilities: Navigating the (R)evolutions of the Anthropocene

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 10:26am
Sriyanka Basak, Rohini Chakraborty
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

A recent New York Times article, “Are We in the ‘Anthropocene,’ the Human Age? Nope, Scientists Say,” reported on the ongoing debate among scientists about classifying the Anthropocene as an epoch or an event. Regardless of its definitive place on the geologic time scale, the Anthropocene is a significant marker of history, signifying humans’ profound impact on the environment and the course of evolution. This raises critical questions about the nature of evolution in the Anthropocene. How do we define evolution in this age? The Anthropocene is characterized by human achievements and significant challenges, including wars and climate destruction. These crises force us to question: what kind of Anthropocene are we striving to preserve?

First Forum 2024 – Infrastructure and Abstraction

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2024 - 6:35pm
First Forum – Graduate Student Conference of the University of Southern California, Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 28, 2024

 

FIRST FORUM CONFERENCE 2024—CALL FOR PROPOSALS 

DIVISION OF CINEMA AND MEDIA STUDIES

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

SEPTEMBER 27TH AND 28TH

This year’s keynote presentation will be given by Dr. Mal Ahern (The University of Washington). The conference will also feature a virtual roundtable with Dr. Shannon Mattern (The University of Pennsylvania) and Dr. Nicole Starosielski (The University of California, Berkeley). 

Infrastructure and Abstraction

 

“The immaterial has become… immaterial.” 

– Lord Cutler Beckett, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

 

Transpacific Materialities

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2024 - 2:49pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2025, March 6-9, Philadelphia)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

How are Asian American and Pacific Islander bodies figured across different media—in contemporary novels, poetry, and visual arts? How do the transits and residues of US empire across the Pacific inform these representations? This panel investigates texts that center AAPI bodies and their varying materialities, wherein racialized bodies take on other-than-human forms (i.e., paper, digital, textual, watery, earthy, animal, etc.). The panel aims to explore how these embodiments are shaped by the residual and ongoing violences of US empire and/or war in the Pacific.

New Forms of Revolution in the Francophone World.

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:56pm
Atim Mackin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

NeMLA 56th Annual Convention

 

Philadelphia, PA, 6-9 March 2025

Primary Area / Secondary Area:

French and Francophone / Cultural Studies and Media Studies 

Chair:

Atim Mackin (Harvard University)

New Forms of Revolution in the Francophone World

 Revolutions have always been pivotal moments in the history of societies, but the forms they take are constantly evolving. This panel aims to explore the new forms of revolution within French and Francophone contexts. We seek contributions that question, analyze, and discuss the following aspects (among others):

Creatures of Habit: the Animal in Latin American Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:56pm
NeMLA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

From Aura’s surreal rabbit to rather unsettling Birds in the Mouth, animals have surfaced as important figures throughout Latin American literature, serving as powerful symbols, metaphors, and subjects of moral consideration. They have been depicted as divine beings, companions, victims, and agents of resistance, often challenging anthropocentric worldviews and inviting us to reconsider our place in the more-than-human world. This panel aims to explore the aesthetic, ethical, and political dimensions of animal representations in Latin American thought and culture.

 

We invite papers that engage with the philosophical and literary treatment of animals in Latin America. Topics may include:

Genres of the (Post)Human: Representing Evolution in Science/Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:56pm
MacKenzie Patterson Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

This panel is being organized as part of NeMLA 2025, centered around the theme of (R)Evolution.

Description:

In dialogue with theorists of (post)humanism, this panel seeks to examine how science fiction has historically been used to bolster erroneous and destructive "scientific" discourses, such as social Darwinism, and, conversely, how science fiction has been used toward revolutionary ends to imagine alternative formations of (post)humanity that defy socially constructed taxonomies and hierarchies.

Abstract: 

In-Betweenness: Atmosphere, Traces, Media

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:53pm
Screen Cultures - Northwestern University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2024

“In-betweenness” evades simple categorization, boundedness, and singularity, yet it brings to mind the space and moment of connection, the indeterminacy of transition, the passage between reception and meaning. For this conference, we invite contributions that engage with in-betweenness, articulating movement across boundaries and margins, lingering in liminal experiences related to disorientation, queerness, and representation. We seek papers that challenge and expand media’s historicity, conceptualizations, methodologies, and forms.

C19 Podcast: Call for Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:51pm
C19 Podcast
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

The C19 Podcast invites proposals from individuals and collaborators of all ranks for single podcast episodes that offer creative, story-driven analysis of topical events that spark connections to nineteenth-century America. We are especially interested in episodes that help make both the nineteenth-century and the specific disciplinary knowledge of our scholarly community legible and exciting to a wide audience.  As our podcast grows, we seek to expand its potential to engage diverse publics in the civic and cultural life of the past.

CFP for ASLE 2025 Conference: Collective Atmospheres

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:50pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 3, 2025

ASLE 2025 Biennial ConferenceCollective Atmospheres: Air, Intimacy, and Inequality

July 8-11, 2025
University of Maryland, College Park,
ancestral lands of the Piscataway People

 

Call for Proposals

ICMS 2025: Postpandemic discourse in literature and art (Virtual panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:49pm
Lorenz Hindrichsen (Copenhagen International School)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

The Second Plague Pandemic inflicted unimaginable hurt and triggered multiple crises (demographic, spiritual, political, socio-economic), whose impact informed new artistic and literary modes of expression such as the danse macabre or the carnivalesque. 

This panel examines how writers and artists processed pandemic experiences, both in terms of actual outbreaks and long-term repercussions (such as peasant revolts or multi-generational trauma). Where do we find traces of ‘long plague’ (analogous to ‘long Covid’), and what form do they take? How do pandemic experiences affect collective memory and shared narratives? And what theoretical frameworks might be helpful for studying (post)pandemic discourse in literature and art?

Shoreline Shakespeares: 6th ASA Conference (Iloilo, 12/4-6/2024; Deadline 8/31/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:47pm
Asian Shakespeare Association (ASA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

CFP: Shoreline Shakespeares:
6th Conference of the Asian Shakespeare Association (Iloilo, 4-6 December 2024)

A shoreline is a dynamic border, being created, erased, and reshaped by the eternal dance of tide and time. It separates yet connects ecosystems, identities, and civilizations. Shorelines set boundaries but also open gateways to different experiences and perspectives. The shoreline serves as a focal point for exploration, transition, and adaptation. “Shoreline Shakespeares” welcomes papers that examine the literal and metaphorical meanings of the shoreline in Shakespeare and his afterlife. Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

Call for Contributors - Forgotten Spaces: Ecocriticism, Social Justice, and the U.S. South

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:47pm
Katie Simon (Georgia College) and Catherine Bowlin (Elon University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

The U.S. South is often a forgotten space within ecocritical discussions, yet it provides fruitful ground for thinking about environmental issues. In 2019, in the first edited collection of essays on the topic, Zachary Vernon notes that focusing attention on this bioregion might help “provide a way out of the limitations of thinking too locally or too globally,” and it might inspire a group of stakeholders to come to the table as well (7). One problem with ecocritical approaches is the long history of representing the U.S. South as an “internal other in the national imagination: colonized, subordinate, primitive, developmentally arrested, or even regressive” (Watson 254).

Critical Theory at the Endgame (Special Issue Apocalyptica)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:44pm
Apocalyptica / Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2024

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.

Journal Editors: Robert Folger, Felicitas Loest, and Jenny Stümer

Special Issue editor: Bruna Della Torre

Article length: 8,000 - 9,000 words

Deadline: Year-round – 1 November, 2024 (for our next issue)

Contact: publications@capas.uni-heidelberg.de

Creative Writers / SAMLA 2024: Fragmented Writing in the 21st Century

updated: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 8:03am
Julie Boutwell-Peterson / University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2024

* Please note: This Creative Writing panel will be part of the SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, Nov. 15-17, 2024.

Literature and More-Than-Human Encounters in India: A 2-day workshop on Human-Wildlife Conflict in Indian Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 11:08am
INDIAN ANIMAL STUDIES COLLECTIVE
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

The increasing prevalence of human-wildlife conflict (HWC) in India has become a critical environmental and social issue. As human populations expand and encroach on natural habitats, interactions between humans and wildlife have escalated, often resulting in tragic outcomes for both. Discourses surrounding HWC are often deeply anthropocentric, framing wildlife primarily as predators and emphasizing human losses, such as crop and livestock damage, typically tied to economic activity. This perspective predominantly highlights negative interactions, with scant attention given to positive encounters or the broader ecological and cultural benefits of coexistence.

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