ecocriticism and environmental studies

RSS feed

CFP: Exploration of Current Ecological Issues and Concerns in Graphic Narratives

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:08pm
Erciyes University, Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

 CFP: Exploration of Current Ecological Issues and Concerns in Graphic Narratives

Editors: Banu Akçeşme, Betül Ateşci Koçak, Kenan Koçak (Kayseri Erciyes University, Turkey)

Series Editor: Harriet Earle, Sheffield Hallam University, UK (Routledge Global Perspectives in Comics Studies)

Steinbeck Review Call for Submissions

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:58pm
Steinbeck Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

The Steinbeck Review is actively seeking submissions of scholarly and reflective essays on the life, work, and impact of writing by John Steinbeck

To submit a manuscript to the editorial office, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/steinbeck/ and create an author profile. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article for submission to the editorial office.

International Conference on Food Studies: "Culinary Evolutions"

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 1:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Food is a basic foundation of culture and society, it is vital to our health and well-being and it plays a significant role in our everyday creative engagement with nature. The shifts in activities surrounding food acquisition, preparation and consumption are not only essential for learning a culinary tradition but for examining a broader societal change.

This conference will explore food as a complex cultural product, an indicator of social, religious and political identity. It will focus on people's relationship with food and discuss how food choices are determined by historical period, region, class, gender, kinship and/or ethnicity.

How Things Will Go: Genre and Infrastructure in the Environmental Humanities (ASAP/13)

updated: 
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 5:48pm
Rebecca Oh, ASAP/13 (Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022

Genre and infrastructure are both structuring forms that shape how things will go. Generic narrative worlds shape emplotment, likely or unlikely events, types of characters, in/appropriate actions, and readerly expectations; genre organizes both narrative elements and the relations between them by creating frames and edges through which to interpret the world. Likewise, infrastructures organize things and the relations between them, whether by enabling or blocking the movement of people and objects. They constrain or facilitate uses and perceptions. This seminar will consider the affordances of genre for infrastructure and of infrastructure for genre, asking how these structuring forms are being taken up in the environmental humanities.

Children of Climate Crisis

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 8:41pm
Childhood and Youth Studies Caucus Sponsored Panel- ASA(American Studies Association) 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

How do children respond to a “roof on fire?” What can young people teach us about the future when the world is ending?

The Children and Youth Studies Caucus invites participants examining children’s experiences of and responses to climate change. Our discussion may address the following questions:

-What is the role of the child within climate change movements?

-How do young people articulate climate crisis, imagine and enact environmental change or simply survive a changing world?

-How are the young people of New Orleans and Louisiana addressing climate crisis and environmental disaster?

-Transnationally, what strategies of survival and change are children and young people enacting in their communities?

Environments and Communities: Interdisciplinary Conversations on de/Constructing Environment and Embodying Community

updated: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 1:34pm
32nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 16, 2022

As the world begins to come back together after years of social distancing, quarantine, and uncertainty, the English GraduateStudent Association’s 32nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University will be considering the relationship between environments and communities. Due to the continued presence of Covid, our conference this year will be conducted in a hybrid format. Our theme for this year's conference is“de/Constructing Environments and Embodying Communities.”The idea of environments and communities can be interpreted in a variety of interdisciplinary modes. Despite ongoing climate and public health crises, the renewal of shared spaces asks us to interrogate how our environments and communities are constructed.

Women in World(-)Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 8:57am
English and Comparative Literary Studies, The University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

Abstract deadline:

30th January 2022

Email to:

 womeninworldlitconference@gmail.com

Conference date: 

Wednesday 22nd June 2022.

Please note that this is a trans-inclusive event.

 

 

“A single but radically uneven world-system; a singular modernity, combined and uneven; and a literature that variously registers this combined unevenness in both its form and its content to reveal itself as, properly speaking, world-literature…”

Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:37am
Stefano Boselli and Sarah Lucie
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS 

Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance

Edited by Stefano Boselli and Sarah Lucie 

to be published by Routledge

Abstract proposals due by February 28, 2022

Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance is an intervention to reframe current theatre studies methodologies to attend to the broader spectrum of non-human actors and the crucial ways they exert agency in the theatre event. 

Buddhism and American Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:28am
Maxine Hong Kingston & George Saunders Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

There have been several recent studies of literary writing as something that crosses between secular artistry and religious practice, for example Kyle Garton-Gundling’s Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present and Avram Alpert’s  A Partial Enlightenment: What Modern Literature and Buddhism Can Teach Us About Living Well Without Perfection. The writers who are discussed in relation to Buddhism and other religions spreading from Asia to the West has increased since the Beats were the “usual suspects,” but it was surprising that Buddhism was rarely mentioned in the recent obituaries of bell hooks.

Nature: Animal, Moral, Technological

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
Association for Philosophy and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 3, 2022

When, in his Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1802), William Wordsworth insisted that an “overbalance of pleasure” entails the “circumstance of meter,” he confirmed a philosophical assumption far older than Kant's theory of the sublime. The pervasive assumption—which, today, can be tracked in an on-going 

“affective turn” (necessarily entangled in matters of form and style)—is that the artificial makes possible an understanding of the natural. 

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Poetics and Extraction

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:17am
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

In “Tarhands: A Messy Manifesto,” Métis scholar Warren Cariou rewrites William Carlos Williams’ poem “This Is Just to Say” into a time capsule to be opened in a hundred years:

 

This is just to say

We’ve burned up all the oil

and poisoned the air

you were probably hoping to breathe.

Forgive us.

It was delicious

the way it burned

so bright and

so fast.

 

Conference on Posthumanism and the Ecological Crisis 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:16am
Brainware University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

The 1st Conference on Posthumanism and the Ecological Crisis organized by the Department of English & Literary Studies, Brainware University will be held on January 29, 2022. The objective is to motivate and assist esteemed faculty members, research scholars, and students from various institutions in sharing their work through presentations and publication of their state-of-the-art research.

DEADLINE EXTENDED!: Comhfhios Boston College Graduate Student Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:15am
Irish Studies Program at Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Deadline extended!

 

Comhfhios Boston College is an interdisciplinary Irish Studies Conference. This year's theme is "Other Irelands" and the conference will take place in Chestnut Hill, MA on February 25-26, 2022. See full cfp below: 

 

The Irish Studies Graduate Students of Boston College, in conjunction with the Irish Studies Program, are pleased to be hosting the fifth annual Comhfhios Boston College conference. Comhfhios (pronounced “co-is”) meaning “knowledge together,” or “open to all knowledge,” invites emerging scholars in all Irish Studies fields to gather again in Boston. 

Intersections and the Anthropocene: Sustainability, Ethics, and Gender

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:57am
Catherine Thomas / Georgia Gwinnett College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Call for Papers 

Intersections and the Anthropocene: Sustainability, Ethics, and Gender 

Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, Georgia 

March 31-April 1, 2022 

 

Review of submissions begins December 15th and ends February 15th. 

 

"What might eco-deconstruction be?"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:57am
Oxford Literary Review (45.1)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Oxford Literary Review 45.1, July 2023. "What might Eco-deconstruction be?”

 

It is not I who deconstruct; rather, something I called ‘deconstruction’ happens to the experience of a world, a culture,

a philosophic tradition: ‘it’ deconstructs, ça ne va pas, there is something that budges, that is in the

process of being dislocated, disjointed, disadjoined, and of which I begin to be aware. Something is

‘deconstructing’ and it has to be answered for.” (Jacques Derrida, in A Taste for the Secret (2001).

 

"What might eco-deconstruction be?"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:57am
Oxford Literary Review (45.1)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Oxford Literary Review 45.1, July 2023. "What might Eco-deconstruction be?”

 

It is not I who deconstruct; rather, something I called ‘deconstruction’ happens to the experience of a world, a culture,

a philosophic tradition: ‘it’ deconstructs, ça ne va pas, there is something that budges, that is in the

process of being dislocated, disjointed, disadjoined, and of which I begin to be aware. Something is

‘deconstructing’ and it has to be answered for.” (Jacques Derrida, in A Taste for the Secret (2001).

 

(ACLA 2022) The Elemental and The Formless

updated: 
Monday, January 3, 2022 - 11:47am
Oliver Aas (Cornell University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

This seminar departs from the idea that we need a clearer understanding of elemental forms—traditional and non-traditional—that are in different stages of becoming formless (loss, disappearance, transmutation etc.). On the one hand, we build up on the critical genealogy of the formless (l’informe), a concept once popularized by Bataille in the surrealist journal Documents (1929-30) and later taken up by Bataille’s readers, most famously by Rosalind Krauss & Yves-Alain Bois (1997) and Georges Didi-Huberman (1995). While, on the other hand, we also welcome proposals that conceptualize the formless through different disciplinary vantage points and bring it to bear on the question of elemental forms.

*FINAL REMINDER* Special issue of Hélice: Speculative Landscapes

updated: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 7:30am
Hélice: Critical Thinking on Speculative Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report concludes, our planet’s landscapes are rapidly undergoing drastic short-term transformative changes due to anthropogenic factors. The wholesale thawing of Arctic permafrost stands to exacerbate planetary warming to runaway levels (p. 1270); droughts in arid areas are massively exacerbated by agricultural activity (p. 1984); greenhouse gas emissions disrupt natural weather systems so greatly that new microclimates emerge (p. 3514); ocean acidification threatens the viability of aquatic ecosystems (p. 1200); biodiversity is in rapid decline around the globe (p. 211); sea level rise will reclaim vast areas of low-lying land (p.

Deadline Extended--Cultivating Dynamic Environments (Hybrid Graduate Conference)

updated: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 1:38pm
Duquesne University English Graduate Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Duquesne University English Graduate Organization’s Hybrid Graduate Conference: 

Cultivating Dynamic Environments, April 8-9th, 2022, Pittsburgh, PA

Deadline for submissions: January 31st, 2022                    Contact email: environments@duq.edu

 

Infrastructure and Aesthetics in the Global South (ASLE 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 11:08am
Rebecca Oh / ASLE 2022 (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 11, 2022

This session seeks papers that attend to the affordances of infrastructure for aesthetics and of aesthetics for infrastructure in postcolonial/global South literature. We aim to explore infrastructure's own aesthetic capacities, the ways in which built forms and their materials produce specific aesthetic effects and social uses, or the ways in which infrastructure makes aesthetic perception available to social practice. In turn we are interested in the way aesthetic qualities like form, genre, reception, plot, narrative, or medium are themselves infrastructural and shape encounters with infrastructure.

**New Deadline** HYBRID CONFERENCE: Planetary Drifts—Methodology, Technology, and the Creative Imagination in the Age of Planetary Transformation

updated: 
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - 1:42pm
Research Center for Planetary Literary and Cultural Studies, Université de Montréal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Call for Papers

International Conference

Université de Montréal/ Research Center for Planetary Literary and Cultural Studies (CELCP)

April 21-23, 2022  

Planetary Drifts—Methodology, Technology, and the Creative Imagination in the Age of Planetary Transformation

Organizing Committee : Heike Härting, Simon Harel, Monica Popescu, Imen Boughattas

Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces - Workshop #2

updated: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 7:58pm
The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities (The Education University of Hong Kong), EMMA (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) and La Maison Française d’Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A partnership between The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities (The Education University of Hong Kong), EMMA (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3)

and La Maison Française d’Oxford

 

Venue: University Paul Valery Montpellier 3, France

Dates: September 29 to October 2, 2021

Language: English

Deadline for submitting proposals: 15 June 2021

Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2021

 

Project co-convenors:

Shifting Grounds:Changing Models of Nature in the Former Soviet Sphere

updated: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 1:55pm
Brian Yang/ University of Illinois at Urbana-Chmpaign
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Slavic Graduate Students Association (SGSA) in conjunction with the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign invites submissions of presentation proposals from scholars across disciplines to this year’s conference, titled “Shifting Grounds: Changing Models of Nature in the Former Soviet Sphere.” This interdisciplinary conference is intended to explore the movement of disparate models of nature as they circulate through and coalesce into larger ideas about Post-Soviet and Eurasian existence.

Virtual 7th Biennial Conference of the Forum of the International Association for Word and Music Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:27pm
Forum of the International Association for Word and Music Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

For its Virtual 7th Biennial Conference hosted by Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, on 24-26 February 2022, the Forum of the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMAF) invites contributions, including 20-minute conference papers, performances and presentations in alternative formats, on the theme of Words, Music, and Environment, as well as submissions for general panels on current word and music research. 

University of Toronto Graduate English Conference: Exhaust(ion)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:39pm
University of Toronto Graduate English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

In the conclusion to Complaint! (2021), Sara Ahmed suggests that “even going through an exhausting of processes can have creative potential.” As much as exhaust signals finality, then, it also acquiesces to a sort of futurity and, in Ahmed’s understanding, even hopefulness: what can develop after we have exhausted all possibilities?

As a verb, “to exhaust” signals depletion and overconsumption as well as fatigue and overexertion. We have exhausted, and we are exhausted; threats of environmental and economic

Pages