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Practices of Hope

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:06am
About Place Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020


Practices of Hope

About Place Journal seeks poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, art, and hybrid forms (including video, digital storytelling, sound, performance documentation, etc.) for our themed issue, PRACTICES OF HOPE. We want to showcase creative practices as activist tools, ways of making change, as well as forms that can bring people together. How can creative practice allow us to feel and act differently? How can we invent new appreciation of and new embodiment practices for humans and other fellow creatures? What can ‘speculative’ or ‘non-realist’ forms mean, and how can we make them resonant for eco-arts?

Re-Imagining Space

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 3:44pm
Stony Brook University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 4, 2020

Stony Brook University
32nd Annual English Graduate Conference
February 28, 2020

Theorizing Corporeality in the Climate Change Era

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 3:42pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Theorizing about the body has never been more urgent than in our current era of climate change. Stacy Alaimo has compellingly argued that “potent ethical and political possibilities emerge from the literal contact zone between human corporeality and more-than-human nature.” In the decade or so since she first penned those words, these ethical and political possibilities have become even more urgent, and the borders of the contact zones themselves have become more blurred. Climate change has had increasingly intimate corporeal implications (especially in the Global South), and the widening gap between the rich and the poor has only exacerbated these matters, as has the global rise in right-wing extremism.


Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:17pm
CETAPS/ Facultuty od Social Sciences anf Humanities Nova University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The first Earth Day, celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970 by   millions of people and now mobilizing citizens and communities worldwide, represented the first massive expression of public concern with the ecological sustainability of our planet, launching the modern global environmentalist movement. As the world signals its 50th anniversary in 2020, the Symposium (Re)thinking Earth: From Representations of Nature to Climate Change Fiction, aims to bring together an intersection of plural perspectives and representations of the tropes of threatened nature and climate crisis, spread over time, place, formats and aesthetic models, under the collaborative interdisciplinary model of the environmental humanities.

Ecopedagogies for the Anthropocene (Edited Collection)

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:07pm
Ellen Bayer
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 13, 2020

Out of the Classroom and into the Wild: Ecopedagogies for the Anthropocene

We boast of our system of education, but why stop at schoolmasters and schoolhouses? We are all schoolmasters, and our schoolhouse is the universe. To attend chiefly to the desk or schoolhouse while we neglect the scenery in which it is placed is absurd. If we do not look out we shall find our schoolhouse standing in a cow-yard at last. ---Henry David Thoreau, “Huckleberries”

How to Do Things with Worlds

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:21am
Indiana University English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

How to Do Things with Worlds

Department of English, Indiana University Bloomington

 Conference Dates: April 10 & 11, 2020

Submission Deadline: December 16, 2019 [UPDATED]

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Plumly

Assistant Professor of German, Lawrence University


“A ‘world’ need not be a construction of a whole society. It may be a construction of a tiny portion of a particular society. It may be inhabited by just a few people. Some ‘worlds’ are bigger than others.”

- Maria Lugones, “Playfulness, ‘World’-Travelling, and Loving Perception” (1987)


Voices of Change: Presents, Pasts and Futures of Activism and Protest in Europe

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:48pm
14th Annual Conference of the Graduate Centre for Europe (GCfE) at the University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

GCfE 14th Annual ConferenceVoices of Change: Presents, Pasts and Futures of Activism and Protest in Europe21-22 May 2020, University of BirminghamCall for papers

In recent years, Europe has witnessed the rise of various protest movements: Extinction Rebellion, the Yellow Vests in France, “Stop the Coup” protest in the UK, to name but a few. These protests were fuelled by the deterioration of the social, political and environmental situation in Europe and the rest of the world, as well as by citizens’ increasing demands for social, political and environmental justice.

Change in Motion: Environment, Migration, and Mobilities

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:28pm
University of California, Berkeley, GHI Pacific Regional Office, Zolberg Institute on Mobility and Migration
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Academics, journalists, NGOs, and institutions of global governance increasingly speak of ‘environmental migrants’ and ‘climate refugees.’ But what separates an environmental migrant or climate refugee from another migrant, refugee, or asylum-seeker? If the focus is on the prefix, our primary legal framework for making sense of cross-border migration—the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol—does not acknowledge the effects of climate change as a legitimate ground for refugee status.

20/20 Vision: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:10pm
University of Saskatchewan
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020


20/20 Vision: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada

August 20-22, 2020

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada


Victorian Encounters and Environments

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:50pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

'Victorian Encounters and Environments'

Victorian Popular Fiction Association, Twelfth Annual Conference 

15th – 17th July, 2020, University of Greenwich 


Keynote Speakers:

Dr Jessica Cox (Brunel University) 

Prof Alexis Easley (University of St Thomas) 

Prof John Spiers (Institute of English Studies) 


Reading Group: ‘Close Encounters of the Third Sex’,  hosted by Mollie Clarke and Helena Esser 

Roundtable: Teaching Victorian Sensation Fiction, hosted by Chris Louttit 

Roundtable and series launch: Key Popular Women Writers  


Call for Papers 

Jack London Society Panels at the American Literature Association 31st Annual Conference May 21-24, 2020

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:49pm
The Jack London Society and the American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society panels at the American Literature Association 31th Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2020, Manchester Grand Hyatt, One Market Place, San Diego, CA. Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth Brandt at by January 25, 2020. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs. We also welcomeproposals for innovative formats including roundtable discussion groups and panels featuring more speakers and briefer papers.


Poetics of the More-Than-Human World

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 11:43am
Dispatches Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

CFP: Poetics of the More -than-Human World: a call for poems, hybrid work, and brief manifestos on ecopoetics, for a special issue of Dispatches( be released inSpring 2020. We are also interested in reviews of relevant work, critical appraisals, and audio-video work, but query first to This issue will lead to a print anthology.


Humanities Special Issue "Anthropocene Nonhumanities"

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 1:32pm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The mark of humans may now be read in all earthly things, from the strata of the lithosphere to the upper reaches of the stratosphere. The Anthropocene, as many have proposed we call this too human geological and climatological era, calls for a radical reconsideration of the nonhuman world and humanity’s place within it. Human-induced climate change and the sixth extinction have irreparably harmed nonhuman populations and ecosystems, yet humans must also reckon with the destructive climatic forces for which we are in large part responsible. The nonhuman is at once more vulnerable and more destructive than at any time within human history.

Call for Book Chapters: The Old Green New Deal: Environment and Social Justice in U.S. Literary Culture

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:28pm
Steven Rosendale, Northern Arizona University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019



The Old Green New Deal:  Social Justice and Environment in U.S. Literature and Culture

in the Lexington Books series: Environment and Society (series ed. Douglas Vakoch)


Editor: Steven Rosendale (Northern Arizona University)


CFP: Book Reviews for Gothic Nature Journal: New Directions in Ecohorror and EcoGothic

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:11am
Gothic Nature Journal: New Directions in Ecohorror and EcoGothic
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019

CFP: Book Reviews for Gothic Nature Journal: New Directions in Ecohorror and EcoGothic


Calling all Gothic Naturalists for recommendations for books to review!


What would you like to see reviewed in our next issue of Gothic Nature? What recent criticism or literary fiction are you aware of from the last year or so relating to any element at all of Gothic Nature? Or perhaps you have published something yourself on these themes? (Ecohorror, EcoGothic, Animal Studies, Anthropocene Gothic, etc.)


We're currently sourcing free review copies of various books from publishers and all recommendations are most welcome!


X Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture - ECOCULTURE

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:48pm
Universidade Católica Portuguesa/The Lisbon Consortium
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

X Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture  


Lisbon, July 6-11, 2020  

Deadline for submissions: February 20, 2020  

Revenant Special Issue: Apocalyptic Waste

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:12pm
Revenant Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call for Papers: Special issue of Revenant (

Apocalyptic Waste: Studies in Environmental Threat and Nightmare Spaces

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: January 31st 2020

Contact E-mail:

Guest Editors: Matt Crofts and Layla Hendow, University of Hull.

[UPDATE] Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (PCA/ACA 2020 4/15-4/18)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 3:59pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (PCA/ACA 2020 4/15-4/18)deadline for submissions: November 24, 2019full name / name of organization: Pop Culture/American Culture Associationcontact email:

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)

Call for Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers




2020– Philadelphia – 4/15-4/18

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to

Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science 2020

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:12am
TTT2020 Organizing Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

TTT2020: Call for papers, posters and artist-talks
Deadline for proposals: March 31, 2020

The fourth international conference "Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science" will take place November 26–28, 2020, in Austria, hosted by the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Including theoretical and art practice presentations, TTT2020 continues to focus (a) on questions about the nature of the forbidden and aesthetics of liminality as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science, and (b) on the opening of spaces for creative transformation in the merging of science and art.

Petrocultures 2020: Transformations

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:49am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

26-29 August 2020

Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Stavanger, Norway


What is the Human: Concepts and Controversies

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:42am
SUNY Binghamton Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

In the wake of environmental catastrophe, developing knowledge on animal and artificial intelligences, and the living legacy of coloniality, we are once again faced with these eternally recurring questions: What is the human? What is beyond the human? What are the consequences of shifting conceptualizations of the human? Many schools of thought examining eco-criticism, posthumanism, post-colonialism, and more now confront these previously established boundaries, interrogating the ways in which our construction of ‘the human’ and consciousness has left us blind to other agencies and existences in the world.


Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:34am
Dpt. of Comparative Literature, The Graduate Center - CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Graduate Center at the City University of New York
Comparative Literature Conference
24 April 2020