SF and Societal Vulnerability: Fragility, Collapse, and Transformation
Call for Papers
3rd International Environmental Humanities Conference: Ecocriticisms in the 21st Century
Cappadocia University (Mustafapaşa Campus, 50420 Ürgüp/Nevşehir,Turkey)
May 20-22, 2024
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
- Alexa Weik von Mossner (University of Klagenfurt) (Online)
- Serenella Iovino (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
EH-EH: ERNEST HEMINGWAY AND EUSKAL HERRIA
THE HEMINGWAY SOCIETY ANNOUNCES ITS CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 20TH INTERNATIONAL HEMINGWAY CONFERENCE TO BE HELD JULY 14-20 2024 IN SAN SEBASTIÁN AND BILBAO, SPAIN.
Participants are invited to get to know the people, places, cuisine, and culture of contemporary Euskal Herria—the Basque Country as it is called in the Basque language.
EH-EH: ERNEST HEMINGWAY AND EUSKAL HERRIA THE HEMINGWAY SOCIETY ANNOUNCES ITS CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 20TH INTERNATIONAL HEMINGWAY CONFERENCE TO BE HELD JULY 14-20 2024 IN SAN SEBASTIÁN AND BILBAO, SPAIN.
Participants are invited to get to know the people, places, cuisine, and culture of contemporary Euskal Herria—the Basque Country as it is called in the Basque language. From the colorful depictions of the Navarrese Pyrenees in Hemingway’s first commercial success, The Sun Also Rises, to the characters at the Basque bar in the posthumously published Islands in the Stream, the Basque Country and its people made a lasting mark on Ernest Hemingway’s life and work.
New Directions in Brut Studies
GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE 2024
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29 – FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024
DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
Critical Ecologies and Speculative Futures: Conceiving the Environment
Critical theory has questioned the conceptual limits of ideas like the Anthropocene, Capitalocene, and supremacy of human animals over nature. Ongoing global crises, such as climate change, divergent levels of modernization, and the search for bold and expedient solutions to accelerating environmental crises urge new frameworks to analyze an interdependent world.
Religion in the Global Age
The Religion in the Global Age panel at the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture seeks papers that address the conference theme of "The Irreplacable Human/-ities?" within the framework of the analytic, scientific, or critical study of religion. In this panel, preference is given to papers focussed on comparative studies or on specific religions in the Global Age not otherwise represented by existing ISRLC panels.
Violence surrounds us, sometimes visibly (in times of conflict and wars, directly or mediated through images), and sometimes invisibly, as part of a statistic. With the increasingly extremist rhetoric on parts of the US political spectrum, the so-called “culture wars,” violent hate crimes against LBTQ+ people have surged in recent years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pacific-Asians and Asian-Americans were targeted because of xenophobia and conspiracy theories. Similarly, the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 were met with violent responses from authorities. Additionally, mass and school shootings hit an all-time high for two years in a row between 2021 and 2022.
The keyword for the 2024 NeMLA convention is “surplus”—for critical and creative work that, in addition to the commonly associated meanings of profit and value, can be more broadly construed as excess or excessive, as surfeit, or what is leftover, or unwanted.
This panel invites submissions on literature and media from the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Papers can respond to a wide range of questions, including (but not limited to):
We would like to invite proposals for chapters for a forthcoming edited collection on animals, fashion, and colonialism. Our project investigates the way that colonialism was inscribed on the female body through animal fashions in the long nineteenth century and beyond. Contributions are welcome from a wide variety of fields, with interdisciplinary approaches preferred.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
Nature in Contemporary African American Literature
Literary Theory at CEA 2024
deadline for submissions:
November 1, 2023
full name / name of organization:
College English Association (CEA)
Call for Papers, Literary Theory at CEA 2024
March 21-23 | Atlanta, Georgia
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Literary Theory for our 53rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.
Gaston Bachelard asserts that "all really inhabited space bears the essence of the notion of home." How does one define "home"? Is it a materially constructed shelter, or a psychological space that holds one's memories, imaginations, and, essentially, a space that "protects the daydreamer" (The Poetics of Space, 5)? Furthermore, what does it mean to exist in a "body"? And what does it feel like to be "at home" in a body? How does one traverse these inhabited spaces, both in public and in private? Or, how are spatial boundaries reinstated when the home and the body is misaligned?
13- 14 June 2024
“‘Without water we are nothing’: Poetics and Politics of Water in Anglophone Postcolonial Literatures (20th-21st Centuries)”
Keynote Speaker: Farhana Sultana (Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, Syracuse University)
The international conference “‘Without water we are nothing’: Poetics and Politics of Water in Anglophone Postcolonial Literatures (20th-21st Centuries)” will be organised by the University of Lille (CECILLE) on 13- 14 June 2024 . This interdisciplinary conference invites papers that will address the poetic and political stakes of water in 20th and 21st-Century Anglophone literatures.
CALL FOR PAPERS: ACLA 2024: Texts in Motion: Walking and Literature
ContactZone, Journal of the Italian Association for the Study of Science Fiction and the Fantastic (AISFF), is accepting abstract submissions for a special issue dedicated to dystopias.
The opposite of utopia, dystopia presents a negative vision of the future, often apocalyptic. This special issue wants to juxtapose different dystopian horizons, tackling the construction of the future from different perspectives along the trajectories of gender, class, ecology, religion and so forth.
Contributions can feature any literature (including graphic novels) or media production (film, TV series, games) from any nation or culture.
Call for papers
Exploring the Contours of Wellness and Health
In the wake of the international conference “Exploring the Contours of Wellness and Health”, held at Sorbonne University on the 23st, 24th and 25th of March 2023, the HDEA research team invites article submissions on the conference theme for an edited volume on the history and representation(s) of wellness and/or health.
55th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 7-10, 2024
Surplus and Environmental Justice in Literature and the Arts (ASLE Session)
Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)
6TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM LANGUAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION (LINCS)
Organized by the University of Latvia (Latvia)
in association with
Le Mans University (France)
CALL FOR CHAPTERS. The humanitarian Crisis in the 21st century: challenges of liberal democracies to deal with the humanitarian crisis
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Maximiliano E. Korstanje- University of Palermo, Argentina
Christina Akrivopoulou – Hellenic Open University, Greece – Editor in Chief of Int. Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies.
Oceans, Seas and Shorelines: a natural and cultural environmental history
A volume of multi-disciplinary essays
(Under contract with Routledge)
Deadline for submissions of abstracts:
15th November 2023
full name / name of organization:
Mark Nicholls, St. John’s College, Cambridge
Vivienne Westbrook, University of Western Australia
Is the 20 c. inheritance of literary criticism in its various modes of strong, ‘suspicious’, deep reading woefully inadequate for reckoning with the current and impending environmental crises, as many have claimed?
Critics declare that these crises demand entirely new concepts and ways of doing things, for example borrowing from the sciences and social sciences. But the practice of criticism, as opposed to its programmatic statements, remains remarkably consistent. This observation leads us to ask what kinds of environmental thinking established practices of criticism already perform. In other words, which concepts and methods that are not explicitly environmental are good for thinking environmentally?
Ambiguous and paradoxical, the concept of hospitality has been extensively explored in its social, political, and ethical dimensions. In his cycle of seminars on hospitality (1995-97), Jacques Derrida reconstructs hospitality’s conceptual history, highlights its complexities and contradictions, and underlines the imbrication between hospitality and hostility. Building on Derrida’s reflections, works such as Rosello’s Postcolonial Hospitality: The Immigrant as Guest (2001), McNulty’s The Hostess: Hospitality, Femininity, and the Expropriation of Identity (2006), and Baker’s Hospitality and World Politics (2013) have considered the global, transnational, and gender aspects of hospitality.
A One-Day International Conference
“Global Plant Humanities: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Botanical Life”
The Department of English, Sadhan Chandra Mahavidyalaya in collaboration with the School of Arts & Social Sciences, Southern Cross University, Australia
Date of Conference: 12-12-2023 Mode: Hybrid
CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of Mississippi Quarterly
“Hurricane Katrina at 20: Rethinking the Literary and Cultural Legacies of the Storm”
Guest Editors, Courtney George and Judith Livingston (Columbus State University)
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast with catastrophic results for the surrounding communities, which are still recovering today. Almost immediately, journalists, artists, and scholars began producing significant work about Katrina—work that has continued, especially as we begin to view the disaster and its circumstances in the context of our current social justice and climate-related struggles.
Images of Apocalypse and Postapocalypse in Contemporary Theatre, Drama, Film, and Media
University of Lodz, Poland Department of English Drama, Theatre, and Film University of Lodz Posthumanities Research Centre
24-25 November 2023, University of Bucharest
The Annual Conference of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures
We're excited to announce that the call for papers is now open for the upcoming 2024 conference "Divine Disasters: Exploring Distressed Landscapes in Literature and Theology".
We are seeking chapters for an edited book on the work of Alan Garner.
Described by Philip Pullman as ‘the most important British writer of fantasy since Tolkien’, Garner's importance and popularity deserve focussed critical attention.