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.
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Venti is an interdisciplinary online journal focused on the topic of air. We are currently seeking submissions for our fourth issue entitled "Inhale/Exhale."
Second Call for Papers
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
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.
‘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)
CFP: Feminism(s) and American Land: Examining Early Feminist Ecologies Through Legacies of White Extractivism (SSAWW 2021- Deadline 1.24.2021)
Ecofictions for an Endangered World: The Legitimacy of Hope
Call for Papers for a special section of HJEAS
Proposed for Spring 2022
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.
* 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.
ChLA Non-Guaranteed Session
Anima Mundi: Finding our Shared Ecological Experience in Non-environmental Children’s Literature
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"—a special issue of Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal
Guest Editor: Helena Feder, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ...
race and nature
class and nature
sex/sexuality and nature
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.
31st Annual Online Mardi Gras Conference at LSU
“Uncertain Futures: Exploring Ambiguities, Hopes and Anxieties”
Dates: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 - Friday, February 12th, 2021
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 email@example.com.
(Submissions must be formatted as font size 11 point Times Roman with 1.5 line spacing & the APA referencing style)
Annual Conference of the German Association for Postcolonial Studies (GAPS), University of Oldenburg, 13-15 May 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.
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.”
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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 February 2021 with “Submission” in the subject line. Chapters of 5,000-8,000 words will be due 1 September 2021.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Recuperating Joy: Symbiotic Connections, Optimisms, and Unproblematic Faves
Department of English Graduate Virtual Conference
8-9 May 2021
“Take joy in your digressions. Because that is where the unexpected arises.”
- Brian Massumi
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
Call for Papers
How to Do Things with Worlds
18th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington
Dates: TBA [but virtual]
“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)
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.
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.
The sixteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will be held in a virtual, safe format on May 20-21, 2021.
Materialisms: Reconciliations in the Present
Graduate Student Conference (Virtual)
April 16th-17th, 2021
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
Grant J. Silva
***** 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.