The climate crisis, the economic crisis, the refugee crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic has called to the forefront the experience of contemporary beings which forces us to re-evaluate the place of the human in the current world, calling into question the crisis of the universal mode of man and human exceptionalism. Such a displacement in how we think about the human experience also forces us to re-think the city as a whole and what it wants to forget, in particular urban ruins. Is it still beneficial to think of urban ruins as dead, as just relics of a bygone age of national development, or just as modern flops that merge with the surrounding urban fabric? Or are they alive?
please consider submitting an abstract to the following roundtable at the NeMLA's 53rd annual convention in Baltimore, MD (U.S.) from March 10 to 13, 2022.
FORMAT: Panel. 3-4 participants, reading a formal paper of 15-20 minutes (2500-3000 words) as set by the chair, followed by Q&A.
In the past few years, we have seen a revision of historicism with events that include racial and social reckoning, the removal of perceived racially oppressive brands, body size inclusivity, unprecedented global pandemic loss of life, multiple global shutdowns, falsely contested elections, large scale falsehoods orchestrated through social media, and a general individualization of experience. New ways of living have emerged that include the wearing of face coverings, shopping online, curb and home delivery, new styles of clothing that are worn, more engagement with computers and social media, concerns of global warming, the race into outer-space, global vaccination, and governmental control.
Humanities Open Acess
Volume 10, Issue 3 (September 2021)
Humanities is an international, scholarly, peer-reviewed, open access journal for scholarly papers published quarterly online.
*Deadline Extended to 9/10*
Panel for The Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2022.
The conference will take place February 17-20, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a hybrid conference with virtual attendance available.
Southern Ecologies, Southern Capital:
The Making and Unmaking of the (Non)Human World
Ruge el Bosque: Ecopoetry and Political Ecologies in the Southern Cone
Call for papers for Special Issue of English Language Notes
Pandemic!: COVID-19 and Literary Studies
61.1 (April 2023)
Jason Gladstone, Nan Goodman, Karim Mattar, co-editors
University of Colorado Boulder
Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments
La Mirada, CA
April 7–9, 2022
“All theology is rooted in geography.”
—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness
I have 12 great essays for a volume called Mythological Equines in Film (Series: Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film), which is meant to be paired with Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature (Series: Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film), which is full with 21 essays.
In order to keep them approximately the same size, I am looking for 2-3 more essays to round out the film collection. Harry Potter and Narnia are well covered, but other topics are open.
The abstract deadline is Sept. 30, 2021. The deadline for essays will be February 1, 2022.
How to submit your proposal
Call for Submissions: The Journal of the Thoreau Society, The Concord Saunterer
Special Issue: Other than Thoreau: Nineteenth-Century African American Nature Writers
I thought of the fishes of the water, the fowls of the air, the wild beasts of the forests, all appeared to be free, to go where they pleased, and I was an unhappy slave.
Henry Bibb, Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave (1849)
NeMLA 2022: Baltimore, MD. March 10-13, 2022
CALL FOR PAPERS
SPECIAL ISSUE: SARE, Vol. 59, No. 1, July 2022
“EcoGothic Asia: Nature, Asia, and the Gothic Imagination”
Guest Editor: Associate Professor Li-hsin Hsu
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.
Resources for American Literary Study, a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2022 issues. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis.
Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.
Call for Papers
Spectator Special Issue: “Waste"
Volume 42.2 (Fall 2022)
Edited by: Eszter Zimanyi
Description of topic
Call for Papers:
POETRY AND THE GLOBAL CLIMATE CRISIS:
CREATIVE APPROACHES TO COMPLEX CHALLENGES
On July 4, 1826, Robert Owen delivered an oration that would go on to be known as the “Declaration of Mental Independence” in which he situated an ideology animating his experimental society in New Harmony, Indiana within an existing tradition of American liberty. Communal societies seek to reconstruct society in miniature, though in the 19th century several of these experiments ultimately aspired to reshape society on a grand scale.
We seek essays that explore 19th century American communitarian experiments as revisions, renewals, and reconstructions of existing institutions, cultures, and mores. Essays may explore:
tensions between the public and private in intentional communities
Call for Papers
Apocalyptica is an interdisciplinary, international, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University. The journal publishes incisive analyses and diverse perspectives regarding the end of worlds.
We are seeking submissions that actively explore the apocalypse as a forceful figure of thought in order to grapple with the historical experiences, present confrontations, and future possibilities of (up)ending worlds.
Article length: 8,000-9,000 words
Deadline: 15 November 2021
This seminar will share and exchange perspectives on and experiences of multicentering / multicentricity in creative research practices. Our seminar will explore ways in which multicentricity, rhizomatics, and intra-action inform creative research practices, and how these strategies aid in reinventing the relationships between the elements involved.
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD.
Submit abstracts at the NeMLA portal:
The Michigan Hemingway Conference will be held in Bay View, MI, on Oct 1-3 2021. These scholarships provide opportunities for scholars of all ages to come and present papers on Hemingway's Michigan fiction.
For conference information, please go to: https://michiganhemingwaysociety.org/index.html
#1: The Sparrow Stoneback Memorial Award
Eligibility: Must be
a) enrolled in a graduate program and engaged in Hemingway Studies; or
b) non-tenured English Department faculty in Lecturer or Adjunct position; or
c) independent scholar with record of engagement in Hemingway Studies.
What is ecological discourse? How do feminist principles inform one’s environmental awareness? The session commences with a lecture that revolves around some of the tenets of ecocriticism and introduces participants to the ecofeminist worldview. Our intention is to create ecodiscourse as a powerful commentary against transnational (industrial) policies and political grids that sanction ecological deterioration and human exploitation. In the workshop, participants are asked to formulate their unique approach to specific literary excerpts, develop critical judgments and formulate comparative approaches to ecocide.
Intertexts: A Journal of Comparative and Theoretical Reflection
Special Issue: Comparative Critical Approaches to the Anthropocene
Guest Editors: Adeline Johns-Putra (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) and Xianmin Shen (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
Intertexts invites papers for a special issue on Comparative Critical Approaches to the Anthropocene.
CFP NeMLA 2022 Baltimore March 10-13, 2022 Uses and Misuses of Care in a Critical Posthumanist Framework
University of Granada, Spain, 9-10 June 2022
Venti Journal | venti-journal.com
Venti is an interdisciplinary online journal focused on the topic of air. We are currently seeking submissions for our fifth issue entitled "Senses."
In his foreword to World Report on Violence and Health, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002, Nelson Mandela states that “the twentieth century will be remembered as a century marked by violence” (Krug et.al., 2002, “Foreword”). Now we are nearly at the end of the first quarter of the twenty-first century, but violence still permeates in our lives at various levels. Various forms of violence occurring at levels of interpersonal, self-directed, collective, state, warfare, child and youth violence, intimate partner violence, environmental violence, and animal violence lay bare the complexity and pervasiveness of the phenomenon, yet it also brings along the necessity to discuss violence from multiple perspectives.
Cities Under Stress: Urban Discourses of Crisis, Resilience, Resistance, and Renewal
The Third International Conference of the Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS)
We invite proposals for contributions at the third international conference of ALUS, scheduled to take place at the University of California, Santa Barbara on 17–19 February 2022. Following earlier successful meetings in Tampere, Finland (2017) and Limerick, Ireland (2019), and sessions at the Modern Language Association Convention (MLA) in both 2020 and 2021, ALUS now organizes its first event in North America.
Below is an updated list of texts available for review in The Journal for the Study of Radicalism. Reviewers must be professors, independent scholars, or professionals who hold a PhD or terminal degree in their field. Advanced graduate students are also encouraged to reply.
Email the Book Review Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to review a text listed below. We also welcome and encourage ideas on other texts related to radicalism.
Papers are sought for a book collection on any aspect of epistemological representations with a focus on ecocritical, environmental, ethic and literary approaches. The book explores both oral and written representations of the land and nature throughout the Ibero-American world.
Exploitation of nature
Apocalyptic narratives of nature: fiction and non-fiction
Anxiety and the natural world
Minority groups and their representation as natural resources
De/colonization of nature
Globalization/modernization toll on nature
Travel and nature
Anthropocene vs nature