2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Allison Hawthorne Deming and Lauret Savoy’s The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World. The essays that Deming and Savoy collect in this important anthology all seek to expand traditional understandings of nature writing and environmental thought by reflecting on “how identity and place, human history and ‘natural’ history, power and silence, and social injustice and environmental degradation are fundamentally linked” (10).
Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies
Special Issue: ‘Rethinking the Species Divide: Disability and Animality in Literature and Culture’
Guest Editors: Liz Shek-Noble and Chelsea Temple Jones
SF: Activism and Resistance
9-11 September 2021, online
Keynote Speakers: Grace Dillon, Radha D’Souza
Guest Creators: Jeannette Ng, Rivers Solomon, Neon Yang
Trauma when remains unresolved can end up causing more harm than one can imagine. Trauma can be caused by the most insignificant of incidents that happen in a person’s life. But how far have we come in understanding the trope of trauma? How do we talk about it with proper sensitivity? How much do we push before a past trauma breaks us again? In these trying times when solidarity and care are the only ways to make the world a more humane space to sustain within, how shall we treat the trauma of our loved ones and fellow human beings? How do we realize that the shame associated with trauma is but extreme societal conditioning? How do we unlearn the social stigma related to trauma? How does trauma force us to alter our memories as a defense mechanism?
CALL FOR PAPERS
Life Narratives: Prismatic World of the Author and Beyond
Submissions are invited for "Hunger & Thirst: Narrating Environmental Crisis through Food and Water," a panel session at the 2022 NEMLA conference. NEMLA will meet in Baltimore, MD on March 10-13, 2022.
CALL FOR CHAPTERS /CFP for Edited Volume
Animal Heroes, Villains and Others: the Narrative Functions of Strange and Familiar Creatures in Film and Television
Deadline for Submission of Proposals: July 15, 2021
Name: Dr. Karin Beeler and Dr. Stan Beeler
A special issue of The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies
edited by Jane Hwang Degenhardt and Benjamin VanWagoner
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD - 10-13 March, 2022
Panel - Poetics of Infrastructure
Panel: Race, Place, and Migration in Afro-Latinx Literature and Visual Art
This panel invites papers focused on the analysis of Afro-Latinx migratory dynamics as represented in Latin American art (films, plastic and visual art, live performances, and so on) and literature (such as novels, poems, plays, comics, visual poetry). Papers on the Caribbean, Centro America, South America, and Brazil are welcomed.
NeMLA 2022 (March 10-13, 2022, Baltimore)
Session Title: Walking in the Empire
Session Organizer: Vivian Kao, Lawrence Technological University
Over the last twenty years there has been a significant increase in the literary production and critical analysis of environmental matters in Latin American literature. Scholars have established the relation between ecocritical and decolonial studies (French, 2005; DeLoughrey, 2005; Taylor Kane, 2010; Barbas-Rhoden; Heffes, 2013) but there is still need for further exploration of the relation between ecocriticism and gender studies in the region. This panel seeks to explore how Latin American women artists narrate the intersectional nature of environmental matters and to what extent art can effect change in attitudes and behaviours.
We are seeking submissions by Māori, Indigenous Australian, Torres Strait Islander, and First Nations scholars for an edited collection on plants in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand children’s and Young Adult literature. We would like to centre Indigenous Australian and Māori perspectives, and are encouraging submissions or expressions of interest from academics, writers, and postgraduate students.
If you have any questions or ideas about potential chapters you’d like to discuss, please contact us. We’re happy to discuss any ideas you may have.
Call for papers for Special Issue on Environmental Ethics (Continuous Publication Model - August 2021)
(All reviewed and accepted papers will be published free)
In Song of the Shank, Jeff Allen explores his characters’ sense of “placelessness...empty distance...like retracted thoughts, half-told secrets.” What defines a writer’s underlying map of “urban space?” Urbanity as a focus offers history, but how do cities’ secret histories, deep ecologies, and furtive sounds offer a shape to urban narrative? What memory resides in cities’ erased/lingering boundaries, vacant lots, and disintegrating concrete? This roundtable explores how writers and other artists have utilized particular cities’ cores, edges, and points of transit as means to rethink the shape, shift, and stasis of urban space. We welcome papers on the full range of literary forms, but also welcome examinations of visual and sonic expression
Expressions of interest are sought for contributions to a planned 2022 special issue of Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) devoted to the topic of ‘The Home’. We anticipate publishing wide-ranging sets of ideas that capture the current and emerging challenges and opportunities for feminist thinkers examining aspects of the home and housing more generally.
We welcome contributions from scholars in any discipline, including architecture, built environment, design, sociology, social policy, geography, politics, anthropology, cultural studies, film, and literature.
Call for papers for July - December Issue.
(All reviewed and accepted papers will be published free)
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Defining the Human in Environmental Humanities
Venice International University
CFP NeMLA 2022 Baltimore March 10-13, 2022 Uses and Misuses of Care in a Critical Posthumanist Framework
Paper proposals of around 300 words should be submitted, along with a short bio, to the panel coordinator(s), to the conference organizing committee (email@example.com), and to the AISNA Secretary, Anna De Biasio (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 27, 2021. Acceptance will be notified by July 5, 2021. Panels exceeding four participants will be split into two sessions.
For any general query about the conference, please contact the organizing committee (email@example.com)
N.B.: We hope that we will be able to meet in L’Aquila for the 2021 AISNA conference.
Extended Call for Papers: Erasure and the Environment Conference
Loughborough University, 16-17th September 2021
Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)
I International Postgraduate Seminar in English Literature and Linguistics (IPSELL) October 1, 2021
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, University of Granada, Spain
CALL FOR PAPERS
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2021.
Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/login
Social Justice, Speciesism, and Food Studies: The Next Frontier
The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Tenth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies which will be held on 24–25 September, 2021.
We are very pleased to announce that our confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Emerita Janice Kulyk Keefer (University of Guelph, Canada) and Professor Zorica Đergović-Joksimović (University of Novi Sad, Serbia).
HJEAS Books, New Series
The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) will launch a series of books to be published by Debrecen University Press beginning in 2022 that will reflect scholarship in the areas covered by the Journal, which include but are not limited to the literature, film, art, history, and religion of the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. All books will be published as Open Access ebooks and as printed using Print on Demand. They will be kept in print.
PROPOSALS for either RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS are welcome.
Germany and Beyond
Bad Wörishofen, Germany
9-10 July 2022
(readings, tour 11 July)
An international conference organised by the
Katherine Mansfield Society
Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality
and Tourist and Spa Bureau
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Messengers from the Stars: Episode VI
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
November 25-26, 2021
Nature and Overnature in SF and Fantasy Discourses
Science Fiction and Fantasy are lasting fields of inquiring into today’s world. They have become privileged means to question issues of aesthetic, ethical, political, social, economic, environmental and historical nature with high impact on contemporary societies. They have promoted hot-button issues and rich critical debates in literature as well as in cinema, TV, and videogames among other media.