The Humanities Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University will host “Imagining the Coast: a Public Symposium on the Humanities and the Sea” at Mystic Seaport and Enders Island, Mystic CT, Sept 14-16, 2018.The symposium will bring together regional scholars, authors, museums, historical societies, libraries and community members to discuss the importance of the coastline and seas to the region’s history, culture, ecology, and identity, including its global connections. Long Island Sound and the coast of Connecticut and its bordering states are the primary focus, but given the inherently global nature of maritime zones, our oceanic connections to other regions will also be considered.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Panel at Midwest MLA 2018
This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Kansas City, MO November 15th-18th. Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.
Science Fiction and Fantasy International Conference
Messengers from the Stars: Episode V – “Fragments of Humanity”
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
University Lisbon Centre for English Studies
November 29-30, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
We’d like to invite an art historian, comparatist, or interdisciplinary literary scholar in the field of the environmental humanities to contribute to our edited volume Romantic Legacies: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Contexts, to be published in the Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature series in 2019. The volume comprises two major national groupings: first, the major Romantic traditions that developed in Germany, Britain, France, and the US; and second, the influence and cross-pollination of these traditions in Russia, China, India, and Japan.
"Maroons and Indigenous Peoples: Towards a Sustainable Future"
June 20-24, 2018, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Charles Town International Maroon Conference welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in exploring this year's theme of sustainability. It will explore the ways Maroons and other Indigenous Peoples have evolved relationships with the environment that can provide resources for today's ecological challenges. Approaching "sustainability" in broad theoretical and cultural terms, the conference will consider the roles indigenous environments, peoples, histories, and cultures play in securing an ecologically sustainable future.
This CFP seeks work that examines the intersection of animal studies with contemporary ecopoetry from around the world. The human/nonhuman distinction entails an interdiction as much as establishes the safety of a boundary that maintains human hegemony in relation to other species. Yet, the animal can powerfully redirect attention toward the necessity of humility as well as deconstruct ideas of autonomy and superiority too often entangled with human self-understanding. This panel asks how the animal negates or reifies the human/nonhuman distinction, but also how the animal speaks, or is silenced, in contemporary ecopoetry. How does the animal appear as an ethical imperative in the age of the Anthropocene and of the Sixth Mass Extinction?
“Late London” Panel at the 2018 Jack London Society Symposium CFP