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Nationalism and Apocalypse, Now and Then

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:16am
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Madison Graduate Conference on English Language & Literature 2018


Nationalism and Apocalypse, Now and Then



February 23-24, 2018


The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI


Keynote Speaker: Prof. Colin Dayan, Vanderbilt University



Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 9:57am
Saint Louis University Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Conference to be held in Madrid on June 22-23, 2018

Since the discovery of DNA the metaphor of writing to the genetic makeup of living beings has been a tempting one to engage. As George and Muriel Beadle wrote in 1966 (and as Marcello Barbieri points to in his essay “What is Biosemiotics?”) “The deciphering of the genetic code has revealed our possession of a language much older than hieroglyphics, a language as old as life itself, a language that is the most living language of all—even if its letters are invisible and its words are buried in the cells of our bodies” (Beadle and Beadle 1966). 


Narrating and Constructing the Beach, Munich

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 9:16am
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Graduate School Language & Literature – Class of Literature)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018

CFP: Narrating and Constructing the Beach, Munich (Abstracts: 14 January, 2018)

International and interdisciplinary conference at the Amerikahaus Munich, 14 – 16 June, 2018

Keynote: Michael Taussig, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University


Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 8:55am
Kent State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017





“Intersectional Approaches to Survival: Legacies of Resistance”

APRIL 12-13, 2018


Keynote Speaker: Professor Linda James Myers


Ecocomposition at the Community College

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:16pm
Edited collection
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Contributions are invited to a proposed volume of essays on teaching ecocomposition at the community college level.  

Maritime Animals: Telling stories of animals at sea

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:15pm
Kaori Nagai
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Maritime Animals

Telling stories of animals at sea



Two-day international conference

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK



April 26-27, 2019


Keynote speakers

Thom van Dooren      

William Gervase Clarence-Smith



2018 English Graduate Student Union (EGSU) Interdisciplinary Conference

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 4:30pm
West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Professor Drew Daniel, Johns Hopkins University, "'Varieties of Untried Being': Materialism and the Threshold of Life"


Mutating Ecologies in Contemporary Art, II International Symposium

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 7:03am
University of Barcelona / MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 24, 2017

What role could philosophy play to the challenges posed by climate change, resource depletion and the diverse political and cultural crises our societies face in the 21st Century? How to identify the toxic effects of the logic of advance capitalism and neoliberal globalization in a cognitive, social and structural level? What kind of narratives, cartographies and figurations account for the fractures and contradictions of our times? How to reinvent subjectivity when trying to make it compatible with mutating universes of value? How can art, cultural becomings and institutional practice be thought in terms of environmental sustainability in the postnatural and posthuman, technologically-mediated era of the Anthropocene?

Jack London, the West, and the Environment: 2018 Jack London Society 14th Biennial Symposium

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:11pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

The 14th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, October 11–14, 2018. The general focus of the symposium will be Jack London, the West, and the Environment, and the organizers also welcome papers and panel submissions on any aspect of Jack London's life and work. Innovative formats such as roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists. Please email 200–300 word abstract proposals (noting any audio/visual requests) along with complete contact information to Kenneth K. Brandt at

Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:11pm
Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hosted at Yale University, the Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology reflects a desire to provide a space for students to engage in dynamic, interdisciplinary conversations across curricular boundaries, and strives to connect ethos with ethics, and ethics to applicable practicality. How do beliefs about the environment affect the use of and engagement with the natural world? As an international interdisciplinary conference, we host students researching Environmental Studies, Environmental Humanities, Forestry, Conservation, History, Historiography, Social Sciences, Food Studies, Philosophy, Ethics & Morals, Theology, Religious Studies, Animal Ethics, Law & Policy, and Business & Management, among others.