This panel, which has been accepted for the 2019 ASLE biennial conference, seeks to respond to the following questions, among others: How do contemporary African novels inform us about the cultural formations and emerging global realities in the post-1960 world and help us reimagine African environments at the margins? In what ways postcolonial ecocritical engagements with African fictional narratives are crucial to open up the imaginative horizon of non-Western environmental epistemologies and ontologies? Why is the novel form significant in invoking both the place-based and the planetary sense of environmental imagination?
ecocriticism and environmental studies
Call for Papers
Call for Papers and Proposals
Art in the Anthropocene
Conference in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, 7 to 9 June 2019
The School for Creative Arts and the “Identities in Transformation” Steering Group invite you to participate in the conference “Art in the Anthropocene” at Trinity College Dublin from Friday 7 June to Sunday 9 June 2019. The conference is being organised in collaboration with the Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, and the Science Gallery’s exhibition on PLASTIC.
Planned Format: Traditional Panel (4 Presenters)
Postcolonial Studies Association Convention
University of Manchester
11–13 September 2019
Paper and panel proposals are invited from academics, scholars and postgraduates as well as community organisers and activists with interests in any area of postcolonial studies from any disciplinary, cross- or interdisciplinary perspective and practice.
The Special Topic of the 2019 Convention is Justice.
Proposals for panels and papers on this theme are particularly encouraged.
Toward Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction
7-9 November 2019, University of Lille (FRANCE)
Convened by: Thomas Dutoit (CECILLE), Sarah Jonckheere (CECILLE/IdA), and Laura Lainväe (EMMA)
Sarah Wood, co-editor and advisory board of OLR and Angelaki (UK)
Jesse Oak Taylor, University of Washington (USA)
Ursula K. Heise, UCLA (USA)
In 1974, in the shadow of the Vietnam War and amidst the economic and political retrenchments of post-1968, Ursula K. Le Guin published The Dispossessed. The novel’s radical innovation of the narrative utopia, with its unblinking acknowledgment of the form’s conceptual as well as practical limits, paradoxically revitalized and reactivated utopia’s uncompromising social vocation for an emphatically anti-utopian era.
Roundtable at 2019 Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference, 26-30 June, in Davis, California
The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2019 American Literature Association conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts on May 23-26, 2019. The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin," seeks short (seven- to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address an aspect of or strategy for teaching Chopin’s life or work. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks. The second panel seeks proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin’s life or work.
Reckoning with Consent and Contract in Times of Instability
Indiana University Bloomington | March 1-2, 2019
Extended Submission Deadline: January 17, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser
Associate Professor of American Studies, George Washington University
CFP: “Robert Frost and Animal Studies”
American Literature Association 30th Annual Conference in Boston, MA
May 23-26, 2019 at the Westin Copley Place
Sponsor: Robert Frost Society (session 1)
“We were lost piecemeal to the animals, / Like people thrown out to delay the wolves,” Robert Frost wrote famously in his poem “The White-Tailed Hornet” of the modern trend to investigate animality in humans. Robert Frost Society invites new essays on Robert Frost’s life and work which would engage some of the critical frameworks being developed today in animal studies.