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ecocriticism and environmental studies

Writing Race, Class, and Gender in the Anthropocene

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:52pm
ASLE Biennial Conference / UC Davis / June 26-30, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018

We are living in the Anthropocene, a geological epoch in which we wield power over the entire planet. But who, exactly, is the “we” in that sentence? As an imaginary, the Anthropocene allows “us” to understand “ourselves” as members of a species that is transforming “our” planet. As a material phenomenon, however, the Anthropocene divides “us” into disparate groups—whites and people of color, upper classes and working classes, men and women, citizens and refugees. How, in Bruno Latour’s terms, can we track the translations between nonhumans and humans? How, from Dipesh Chakrabarty’s perspective, can we straddle the thought rifts between the planetary and the global?

Infrastructural Texts, Textual Infrastructures

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:36am
NEMLA 2019 (Washington DC)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

What is the relationship of infrastructure to the social, the historical, and the literary, and how might different methodological approaches help us understand this relationship? In the introduction to their book Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructure, Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski have described "critical infrastructure studies" as a way to consider and historicize "infrastructures as large technical systems, urbanization campaigns, and sites of material culture...from bridges to power grids, from railways to sewer systems." When dreams of development, of globalization, of prosperity, or of imperial power take physical shape, they often take the form of large-scale construction projects.

CFP Spring 2019: "Rituals of Resistance: Keeping Our Hearts Whole and Strong".

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:10am
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

COREOPSIS: A JOURNAL OF MYTH & THEATREPeer reviewed journal of the Society for Ritual Arts CFP Spring 2019: "Rituals of Resistance: Keeping Our Hearts Whole and Strong". Call for Papers for Spring 2019 - Submission Period is Open.Somehow we know that only living beings can be responsible and experience freedom. What is it about living beings, and about human beings in particular, such that this is the case? And what does that imply to the way we organize our human enterprises?

Critique and the World Outside Us

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:05am
Ian Jensen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

In a recent interview, philosopher Christopher Preston (Montana) notes that we are presently at a crux wherein we are in danger of losing contact with what he refers to as “the world outside of us, the world outside our control” (“Reengineering Our World: A Cautionary Tale,” At first blush, Preston is a thinker out of time with this sentiment--the kind of loss he refers to has more in common with the “back to the land” ethos of what is often called second wave environmentalism than it does with current analyses in the environmental humanities, many of which argue that the present intuition of the fading of the “world outside of us” is little more than an ideological distortion.

2019 Call for Papers: Jeffers's Inevitable Place

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 1:59pm
Robinson Jeffers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 12, 2018

Jeffers’s Inevitable Place
2019 Robinson Jeffers Association Annual Meeting
February 15-17, 2019
Carmel Woman’s Club, Carmel, CA

Ecocritical essays wanted on Arthurian legend

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:19am
Dr. Tim Wenzell/Virginia Union University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Essays are invited from ecocritics, ecofeminists, ecopsychologists, Medievalists, and scholars for an anthology to be tentatively titled Eco D'Arthur: Green Camelot. The direction of current scholarhsip in ecocriticism focuses on science, ecology, and nature writing. More attention needs to be given to older literature, and in British literature, the medieval period. Though some attention has been given to Chaucer and to the period in general, there is relatively little ecocritical scholarship on Arthurian myth. This book- length work will analyze Arthurian myth through ecocritical/ecopsychological/ecofeminist perspectives. Indivudual essays might include:


Aesthetics of Gentrification

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 8:36am
SLOW LAB (University of Oregon, College of Design)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 26, 2018

Aesthetics of Gentrification: Art, Architecture, and Displacement


International Conference

University of Oregon in Portland

April 5-6, 2019

Keynote Speakers:

Pheng Cheah (University of California, Berkeley)

Ayona Datta (Kings College London)


Organized by the University of Oregon SLOW LAB, this interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars from across the humanities, social sciences, and art and design fields to explore the aesthetic dimensions of gentrification in the present era of accelerated urbanism.

NEMLA 2019 Panel: The Animal-Human Divide in Victorian Fiction

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:36pm
Shun Kiang / University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The quest for science and progress at the expense of ethical concerns of (animal) pain is laid bare in Chapter XIV, “Doctor Moreau Explains,” of H. G. Wells’s science fiction The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896). In this chapter, Edward Prendick, protagonist and narrator, discovers that the creatures he has previously encountered on the deserted island are not “animalized victims . . . animal-men," but what Moreau refers to as “humanized animals—triumphs of vivisection” instead. At this juncture, Prendick hears from Moreau “‘[his] colourless delight of . . . intellectual desires,’” which has led the doctor to experiment on different animals to gauge their malleability and submission to human will.

Call for book proposals in digital humanities, media and society, and environmental humanities

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:51pm
MacBain & Boyd Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

The academic press, MacBain & Boyd Publishers, is currently seeking book proposals and book-length manuscripts. Proposals may be for monographs, in-depth scholarly works, or anthologized collections in the below three fields of study or beyond. (Other areas of interest include political science, cultural studies, the broader arts and humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields.)

Digital Humanities

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following: