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Bodies of Water in African American Fiction & Film

updated: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 2:52pm
Ama S. Wattley, Sharon A. Lewis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 5, 2021

We invite abstracts for a new book of original essays which explore the meaning and/or function of still or moving bodies of water -- lakes, rivers, the sea, gulfs, streams, ponds, canals -- in narratives by African Americans.

Geographical Imaginations in Indian Writings in English

updated: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 3:09pm
Seva Bharati Mahavidyalaya
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Call for Papers for an Edited Book

 

Title of the Book: Geographical Imaginations in Indian Writings in English

 

 

Queer Sahara | Queer Sonora

updated: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 2:36pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Queer Sahara | Queer Sonora

A Panel at the 53rd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention

March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland (although hybrid presentations are possible)

In this panel, we will consider shared connections across desert spaces in the queer imaginary, using the Sonoran Desert and the Sahara Desert as specific sites of comparison, reinvention, liberation, and self-definition. Rather than empty spaces or zones of death, these deserts and their vibrant ecosystems contain various well-established queer enclaves such as Palm Springs, California; Bisbee and Melrose (Phoenix), Arizona; and locales at the edge of the Sahara, such as Fes and Marrakesh, Morocco.

Kathleen Raine, poet of the past or of times to come? International Conference: A Homage to Kathleen Raine

updated: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 3:09am
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

 

Call for papers

Kathleen Raine, poet of the past or of times to come?

International Conference: A Homage to Kathleen Raine

 

 

Dear colleagues,

 

We are delighted to confirm that the international conference in Homage to Kathleen Raine will be held in person at the Sorbonne and at the research center of the Sorbonne Nouvelle on March 24 and 25, 2022. The call for papers (see below) has been extended to October 31, 2021. You will find all the necessary information on the conference website.

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (PCA)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:43pm
Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Popular Culture Association

Seattle April 13-16, 2022

Subject Area: Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes

Deadline: November 15, 2021

Scope of the paper topics accepted under this area:

*Deadline Extended (Oct 15): Dance as Site-ation: Adapting Literature, Film, Media, Place, and Performance (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 2:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Dancing, perhaps most famously of the Tik Tok variety, has helped many cope and adapt to the past year’s pandemic, making people feel connected in an almost choreographed way. Not only infiltrating certain web sites, site-specific dance—choreographed work inspired by a specific space or place—is becoming increasingly relevant, especially in environmental terms. Recent projects such as Karole Armitage’s “On the Nature of Things” or Jody Sperling’s “Polar Rhythms” have taken nature, and more specifically climate change and other environmental issues, as their source of inspiration. A transformative art, dance offers the possibility of intimate connection and even continuous metamorphosis.

Ruined Hope: Experiments in Negation, Nihilism, and Possibility (ACLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:49am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

The critical (re)turn to negation has provoked unprecedented attention to hope and hopelessness as key terms of contemporary living and dying. In her monograph on ecological crisis and political theology, Catherine Keller argues that hope must be decoupled from optimism. Where optimism and pessimism determine their outcomes in advance, hope takes root in uncertainty and remains there. The point of hope is, after all, that we cannot know how something will go.

Romantic Ecologies

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 4:12pm
German Society for English Romanticism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Romantic Ecologies

 

The 19th international conference of the
Gesellschaft für englische Romantik (Society for English Romanticism) will be hosted
by the Chair of English Literature of the University of Augsburg and held as a residential conference at ‘Haus Sankt Ulrich’ in Augsburg.

Augsburg, September 29 – October 2, 2022

Haus Sankt Ulrich

Tagungshotel der Diözese Augsburg

Kappelberg 1

D-86159 Augsburg

Mapping Political Ecologies across Latin America (NeMLA 2022 Panel)

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 4:08pm
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

In La naturaleza colonizada: Ecología política y minería en América Latina (2011), Héctor Alimonda highlights political-intellectual traditions in Latin America that, when elaborated within other geopolitical forms of knowledge, show us how “a long history of unequal, combined development and a global rupture of the society-nature metabolism increasingly penalizes Latin American nature and its communities” (22). Alimonda’s notion of political ecology in Latin America engages with traditions fundamentally dedicated to multifaceted practices of care—to the acknowledgment of and participation in sustainable economic, environmental, and political development and protection in face of regional, national, and international extractivist forces.

Edited Collection called Stratified Nature: Women’s Writing and Nature Past, Present, and Future (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 1:00pm
Marie Hendry/Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Stratified Nature: Women’s Writing and Nature Past, Present, and Future—Extended Deadline 

As we continue the study of the Anthropocene and society’s intersections with nature, this collection searches for essays on women’s writing, Anthropocene, and futurism. This anthology’s scope will be broad, with a focus on analysis of women writers, society, and nature in the past, present, and future. 

The New Humanism: Directions, Interrogations, State-of-the-Art

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:10pm
In Spatele Blocului
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

In recent years, we could witness the rise of the ethical in the field of Humanities. Be it Ethics studies proper, Bio-ethics, Animal studies, Feminism, Postcolonialism or Ecocriticism, most popular trends in the Humanities have to do with the ethical, with what could be dubbed “the New Humanism”. In the fourth issue of the online journal In Spatele Blocului (Romanian)/Behind the Block (www.inspateleblocului.ro), we accept papers and art that have to do with any of these topics or other themes related to the study of the ethical and humanism. We welcome short articles, essays, poetry, prose, drama and visual art.

WASTELANDS-34th European Association for American Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:14pm
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 10, 2021

WASTELANDS

34TH EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES CONFERENCE

UNED, Madrid 6-8 April 2022

The year 2022 marks the centenary of the publication of T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land. The title of the conference alludes to Eliot’s work and the main themes in it, expanding the idea of the wasteland to the study of the United States. Hence, the overarching theme of the conference is open to all kinds of reflections around the concept of “wasteland” and waste. EAAS 2022 invites proposals that address the concept of waste in U.S. culture, history, and politics.

Proposals may address (but are not restricted to) the following topics:

 WASTELANDS IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

The Jack London Society Symposium, December 9–12, 2021, Sonoma, CA

updated: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 6:51pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

[Proposal and Registration Deadlines Extended]

The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California.

The organizers of the 2021 Jack London Society Symposium encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome conventional 20-minute paper presentations and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists.

GCWG 2022 Conference

updated: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 11:48am
Global Conference on Women and Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities seeks abstracts for the forthcoming

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held in person and online, March 17-19, 2022

Our theme is:

Community, Care, and Crisis

Forgotten Genocides

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:51am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The tern Genocide was coined by Raphael Lemkin in 1944, in a context heavily influenced by the events of the Jewish Holocaust. The parameters of Genocide, and its legal consequences were gathered in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide that recognizes that the following are factors that take place in a genocide:

-Killing members of the group

-Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group

-Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring physical destruction in whole or in part

-Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group

-Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group

Texas women conservationists

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:47am
Texas Woman’s University Pioneering Women: Leaders and Trailblazers book series
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022

Celebrating the role of women in Texas conservation, we are compiling an edited collection of essays composed by and about Texas women conservationists. Essay topics will include but are not limited to historic explorations of Texas women in the field of conservation; trailblazing Texas women in contemporary conservation; BIPOC women in Texas conservation; conservation as a field in Texas academia; inspiring future generations of Texas women conservationists; career potentials for women in the Texas field of conservation; and Texas women conservationists’ personal reflections.

The Association for Philosophy and Literature 2022 Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:47am
Association for Philosophy and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Association for Philosophy and Literature (APL)

 

with

 

MacEwan University

 

26 MAY – 29 May 2022

 

Nature

 Animal, Moral, Technological

 

Call for Papers

Deep Time, Slow Time, Fast Time

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:03pm
Pennsylvania English
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Pennsylvania English

Volume 43

Deep Time, Slow Time, Fast Time

Abstracts due by November 1, 2021 to mtwill@iup.edu

Essays due by January 15, 2022 to mtwill@iup.edu

Excursions Journal 12.1: 'Home'

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:09am
Excursions Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Home.

Defining the Human in Environmental Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 3:38pm
Venice International University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS:

 

Defining the Human in Environmental Humanities

 

Venice International University

 

Re-Storying the World for Multispecies Survival

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:14pm
Synthesis: an anglophone journal of comparative literary studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Synthesis (15. 2022)

Re-Storying the World for Multispecies Survival

Special Issue Editor: Mayako Murai

 

NeMLA - You Dissolve Me in a Storm: The Ecotheology of Climate Change

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 11:17am
Matthew Mersky/ Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In Horkheimer and Adorno’s dialectic of Enlightenment, the spiritual and mimetic relation towards nature in early myth society increasingly gives way to nature’s disenchantment: the process by which a holistic and qualitative nature is systematically reduced and fragmented into the purely “rational” material of natural science and, ultimately, industrial, carbon-based society. But as Horkheimer as Adorno make clear, enlightenment, what promised liberate us from the irrational, becomes an even more irrational force than the nature it supposedly subdued, giving rise to catastrophes—genocide, nuclear fallout, global warming—that dwarf the violence nature originally wrought.

“)one’s eye / / perceives”: New Approaches to E. E. Cummings (deadline extended)

updated: 
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 12:39pm
The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 49th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 24-26, 2022, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). Recent criticism of the works of Cummings has gone beyond his well-documented engagement with modernist aesthetic and poetic innovations. From Cummings’ visual and temporal poetics, to iconic meta-sonnets and rhythmic portraiture, to iconicity and ecology, and even to disability studies, the iconoclasm of Cummings in art and language presents a multi-dimensional i/eye that perceives and receives.

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