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Call for contributions to volume on Myth and 21st cent. Environmentalism. Literary and Artistic Practices for Saving the Planet

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:46am
Esther Sanchez-Pardo / Universidad Complutense de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Myth and the environment have shared a rich common cultural history travelling as far back as the old times of storytelling and legend (Love 2003; O’Brian and White 2017, Schama 1996). From native American oral narrative where animals, humans and other beings interact, to Genesis in the Bible or the Darwinian theory of evolution, we can trace a rich array of elements which qualify as myth in different cultures. All of them, almost constantly have effects on the environment. From animals to “supernatural events,” the liminality of myth exhibits transition and transformation.

Venti Journal, Vol. 2, Iss. 1 "Inhale/Exhale" - Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:02pm
Venti Journal: Air, Experience, Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 22, 2021

Venti Journal | venti-journal.com 

Venti is an interdisciplinary online journal focused on the topic of air. We are currently seeking submissions for our fourth issue entitled "Inhale/Exhale."

Indigenous Environmental Artistic Practices Responding to Pollution: Comparative Research between Oceania and the Americas

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Second Call for Papers

 

International Conference

Université de Bretagne Occidentale – 4-5 November 2021

 

Indigenous Environmental Artistic Practices Responding to Pollution:

Comparative Research between Oceania and the Americas

 

Organised by Estelle Castro-Koshy, Senior Researcher, James Cook University

Géraldine Le Roux, Ass. Prof., UBO (France), James Cook University

Veganism: A Paradigm Shift?

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:23am
Vegan Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Description

The conference gathers researches working in different disciplines to discuss the possibility of a radical change – social, economic, legal, environmental and, underlying all these, conceptual and ethical – in the relationship between humans and other animals. The question in the title refers to the possibilities as well as the challenges, of radically re-configuring ways of thinking of and living with animals, in opposition to a dominant framework in which animals are taken primarily as resources for human benefit.

Moveable Type 2020-21: Ambience

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Moveable Type - Graduate, peer-reviewed journal of the English Department, University College London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 22, 2021

Academic CFP

‘I liked to read there. One drew the pale armchair to the window, and so the light fell over the shoulder upon the page.’(Woolf 1966)

 

Ecofictions for an Endangered World: The Legitimacy of Hope

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:09am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Ecofictions for an Endangered World: The Legitimacy of Hope

Call for Papers for a special section of HJEAS

Proposed for Spring 2022

The Impasse

updated: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 8:28am
Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

For the next volume of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers and established scholars alike to submit work that critically engages with the theme of impasse.

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Representations of Pandemic in Literature (International Conference)

updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 2:48pm
Ataturk University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

 

* DEADLINE EXTENSION *  Send your abstracts by 15 January 2021

Abstract proposals for 20-minute paper presentations are invited for a two-day virtual conference hosted by Ataturk University in Erzurum, Turkey. This international conference on pandemic and its representations in literature will be held on 26-27 March 2021.

Love and Dis-ease in Times of Pandemic

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:23pm
Fu Jen Journal of Foreign Languages: Linguistics, Literature, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Fu Jen Journal of Foreign Languages: Linguistics, Literature, and Culture, vol. 17 (FJJFL 2021)

Call for Papers, Feature Topic:

Love and Dis-ease in Times of Pandemic

What Matters Most

updated: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 2:07pm
Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal (Taylor & Francis)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021

"What Matters Most"—a special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal

Guest Editor: Helena Feder, federh@ecu.edu

 

Why do you do what you do? What matters most to your critical practice? And what matters most right now?

This special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal invites submissions of position papers on your (eco)materialist feminist practice/praxis in the context of:

 

the environmental humanities

the idea of the Anthropocene, Capitalocene, or ...

environmental thought/philosophy

race and nature

class and nature

sex/sexuality and nature

CFP Spring 2021 - General Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 3:28am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS – Spring 2021

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 31st Annual Mardi Gras Graduate Student Conference 'Uncertain Futures'

updated: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 5:17pm
Louisiana State University - English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 4, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED

 

31st Annual Online Mardi Gras Conference at LSU

“Uncertain Futures: Exploring Ambiguities, Hopes and Anxieties”

 

Dates: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 - Friday, February 12th, 2021

 

COVID-19 & Society: A Sociological Approach to Pandemic

updated: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 4:47pm
Usha Rana
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you and your colleagues towards a book chapter for COVID-19 & Society: A Sociological Approach to Pandemic to be published by Innovative Publication (India). Please submit your chapter(s) before December 20, 2020. There will be no publication charge for the contribution of book chapter(s).

Please submit your chapter in the attached template on  editorcovidbook@gmail.com.

(Submissions must be formatted as font size 11 point Times Roman with 1.5 line spacing & the APA referencing style)

 

Science, Culture, and Postcolonial Narratives

updated: 
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 9:22am
GAPS - Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien (Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Annual Conference of the German Association for Postcolonial Studies (GAPS), University of Oldenburg, 13-15 May 2021

Decay and Regeneration (Virtual Graduate Student Symposium)

updated: 
Friday, December 18, 2020 - 12:04pm
George Washington University English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 29, 2021

The theme of decay and regeneration captures our current global moment of political uncertainty, environmental catastrophe, public health crises, and mass protest. In the past few years, we have witnessed a once-in-a-century pandemic; global protests in response to police brutality; a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season; the largest wildfires in recorded Amazonian, American, and Australian history; the continued resurgence of fascist political ideologies; and the potential collapse of liberal democracy as we know it. 

 

Nuna pigitjangittavut, nunattinut pigijauvugut / La terre ne nous appartient pas. Nous appartenons à la terre. / The land does not belong to us. We belong to the land.

updated: 
Friday, December 18, 2020 - 11:46am
Indigenous Literary Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

A Virtual Gathering of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

June 1-3, 2021 

Hosted online at the University of Alberta, Treaty 6/Métis Nation Region 4

In a time when the majority of our interactions are happening in virtual spaces, ILSA seeks via its 2021 gathering to remember, affirm, and critically consider our embeddedness in particular landscapes, in diverse Indigenous territories, on land that--as Taqralik Partridge reminds us--“does not belong to us.” Instead, she asserts, “nunattinut pigijauvugut”:“We belong to the land.”

Resistance and Persistence: Possibilities of (Re)emergence

updated: 
Friday, December 18, 2020 - 11:33am
Department of English at Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 21, 2020

11th Annual Graduate English Conference at Binghamton University

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders 

Call For Papers 

*STAB2021 will be held on a virtual platform


 

 

                                                  Resistance and Persistence: Possibilities of (Re)emergence

 

Date of Conference: April 24, 2021

Keynote Speaker: Manu Karuka

 

Utopia on the Tabletop

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 7:32pm
Jo Lindsay Walton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Utopia on the Tabletop: CfS

“Quite the contrary, Skepticus. I believe that Utopia is intelligible, and I believe that game playing is what makes Utopia intelligible.”

— Bernard Suits, The Grasshopper: Games, Play, and Utopia


We invite abstracts of 200-500 words on the theme of utopia and tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs). Please also include either a 50-300 word bio, or a CV, or a link to your website. Send abstracts to j.c.walton@sussex.ac.uk by 1 February 2021 with “Submission” in the subject line. Chapters of 5,000-8,000 words will be due 1 September 2021.

Recuperating Joy: Symbiotic Connections, Optimisms, and Unproblematic Faves

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:45pm
Carleton English Graduate Student Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 13, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Recuperating Joy: Symbiotic Connections, Optimisms, and Unproblematic Faves

Department of English Graduate Virtual Conference

Carleton University

8-9 May 2021

 

“Take joy in your digressions. Because that is where the unexpected arises.”

-        Brian Massumi

 

Resistance and Resilience: Envisioning the Future

updated: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 1:44pm
Graduate Student Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Maryland, College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Resistance and Resilience: Envisioning the Future

Virtual Graduate Student Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

University of Maryland, College Park

March 5-6, 2021 via Zoom

How to Do Things with Worlds (Again) [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 10:21pm
Indiana University Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

Call for Papers

How to Do Things with Worlds

18th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington

Dates: TBA [but virtual]

Keynote: TBA


 

 

“A ‘world’ need not be a construction of a whole society. It may be a construction of a tiny portion of a particular society. It may be inhabited by just a few people. Some ‘worlds’ are bigger than others.”

  • Maria Lugones, “Playfulness, ‘World’-Travelling, and Loving Perception” (1987)

Food Futures: A Special Issue of SFS

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 2:36pm
Graeme Macdonald & Nora Castle, University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

This special issue of Science Fiction Studies examines food’s multiple registrations across the spectrum of historical and contemporary SF. As a core element of both the problems with and solutions to the climate crisis, the global food system is the nexus of an array of future-oriented concerns emerging around issues such as security, diet, foodways, technologies, population, habitats, consumer cultures, production techniques, energy regimes and much more. As a result of this focus the very concept of eating and food as baseline cultural material has arguably been placed under the sign of the future to a greater extent than hitherto experienced.

Avian Aesthetics: Birds and Humans in the Literary and Popular Imagination

updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 11:49am
Danette DiMarco and Tim Ruppert / Slippery Rock University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Jennifer Ackerman’s national bestseller The Genius of Birds (2016) highlights how birds and humans, while on seemingly different evolutionary paths, have coincided in interesting ways as both have risen to meet the challenges of nature (The Genius of Birds 12). Birds have consistently been alluded to in literature, dating back to the Greeks, and the proposed edited collection Avian Aesthetics seeks to deepen the awareness of the importance of birds in the literary and popular imagination while simultaneously focusing on how the human vision of birds has altered in an age of Animal Studies, species-ism, and climate change.

(Virtual Conference) Materialisms: Reconciliations in the Present

updated: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 3:04pm
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Materialisms: Reconciliations in the Present

Graduate Student Conference (Virtual)

April 16th-17th, 2021

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature

 

 

Keynote Speakers

Grant J. Silva 

EXTENDED DEADLINE- British Association for American Studies 2021 Digital Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:20am
British Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

***** EXTENDED DEADLINE*****

We are excited to announce details for the British Association for American Studies’ 66th Annual Convention — its first to be hosted entirely remotely. The conference is scheduled to take place from April 6-11, 2021. We hope that this digital format will allow participants from a wider geographic range to participate, as well as those normally prevented from participating due to budgetary constraints. 

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