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Resonance: Axiologies of Distributed Perception

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:21pm
University of Dundee
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 20, 2020

Call for Contributions to an Edited Collection

Edited by Natasha Lushetich & Iain Campbell  

 

Beyond Borders: Empires, Bodies, Science Fictions

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:38am
London Science Fiction Research Community
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

CFP – Beyond Borders: Empires, Bodies, Science Fictions

11th-12th September 2020

Keynote Speakers: Dr Nadine El-Enany and Florence Okoye

 

A border, like race, is a cruel fiction
Maintained by constant policing, violence
Always threatening a new map.

from Wendy Trevino, 'Brazilian is Not a Race'

 

As a result of the ongoing crisis this conference will have to take place online, with the possibility of some optional in-person elements. We think now more than ever is a time to question the role of borders in our lives and so we want to proceed with this conversation. If you have any questions or concerns about this please feel free to get in touch. 

12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 11:33am
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The 12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 18-19, 2020 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The 2020 conference theme, “Losing Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring the ways in which Louisiana’s cultures, environment, languages, and peoples are facing threats to their survival on a variety of fronts. What dangers do these threats pose to people, culture, and the environment? What solutions might be implemented to counter these threats? How can Louisiana pull back from the brink of disaster?

Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate-Challenged World

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:10pm
Rebecca Young
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

 

Essays or K-12 lesson/unit plans analyzing how literature frames a specific environmental concern are invited from educators around the world. Contributions will be organized in an instructional follow-up resource to Confronting Climate Crises through Education: Reading Our Way Forward (2018). Intended to support educators’ implementation of literature-based interdisciplinary climate instruction, the project is titled Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate-Challenged World. The collection will be published by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 

Updated CfP: Children's Literature and Climate Change

updated: 
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 10:13am
Lara Saguisag, CUNY-College of Staten Island
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS (updated May 2020)

 

Children’s Literature and Climate Change

Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn

 

Guest Editors:

Marek Oziewicz, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York

 

Erasure and the Environment Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:20pm
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Extended Deadline: 1st June 2020

 

Erasure and the Environment Conference

Loughborough University, 17-18th September 2020

Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent) 

CFP, fall 2021 Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research: Undergraduate Research and Climate Change

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 12:24pm
Elizabeth Foxwell / Council on Undergraduate Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 27, 2020

Climate change is the existential crisis of this century, affecting biodiversity, ecosystems, and all aspects of human life. This is a topic of enormous breadth, complexity, and particular urgency with respect to knowledge, innovation, collaboration, advocacy, and activism. The fall 2021 issue of the peer-reviewed Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) will explore the broad and impactful work of undergraduate research in the context of climate change. Are there particular models of collaborative research vital for this work? Are there particular challenges associated with the interdisciplinary demands of the interrelated impacts of climate change?

Earth(ly) Matters

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 6:18am
Sheffield Hallam University Postgrad Research Students' Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 12, 2020

It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.

– Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble

9th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture “Risk and Safety” June 2021

updated: 
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 5:05pm
University of Białystok (Poland) and Çankaya University (Turkey)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We must sadly confirm the rescheduling of the 9th International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture and Crossroads III Conference due to the ongoing COVID-19 developments. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests and community very seriously.

Having spent the past few months preparing for the conference we are genuinely upset and disappointed not to be able to host you at this time. We want to thank you for your interest in our event and we fully intend to host it in June 2021. Your registration will automatically be applied to the rescheduled event. We will get back to you with more information on specific dates in the nearest future.

Need chapter on veganism and critical race studies asap

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:04pm
Laura Wright
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

I am editing the Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies, which is currently under contract with the press. Handbooks are typically 30-35 chapters, with chapters being roughly 6000 words (footnotes and works cited inclusive). They aim to provide a cutting edge, comprehensive assessment of the field and will be an essential reference title and benchmark publication for the subject.

Due to a late withdrawal by a contributor, I am seeking proposals for a final needed chapter examining race and veganism that reflects knowledge of the field of Vegan Studies, Critical Race Studies, and that builds on extant work in these disciplines. The essay should provide a broad overview of the issues and tensions that have shaped the discourse on veganism and race. 

Gothic Nature III: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:04pm
Got
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 12, 2020

NB: We are acutely aware that this CFP coincides with extremely uncertain times re COVID-19. Of course, it is currently unknown when gatherings of people will be able to resume as normal. We have every intention of holding this event in October, but first and foremost must prioritise the safety of our attendees. If necessary, we will either postpone the conference or host it virtually.

Wired China: Digital Media and Online Culture

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:24pm
University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Digital technologies have in the last decade profoundly changed China’s cultural landscape. Messaging apps such as WeChat and Chinese-language podcasts have become important platforms for critical debate, whilst the rising popularity of online platforms for fiction writing, video sharing, shopping, movie ratings and gaming reflect new practices of media consumption and reception. State surveillance and censorship play an important role in China’s wired culture, but web-based cultural activities do not only take place in the shadows of a repressive state but also reflect profound social and cultural transformations, technological developments as well as innovative engagements with traditional aesthetics.

Gender in Crisis. COVID-19 and its Impact (Special Issue)

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:43pm
Gender Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

According to the most recent gender report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse” (COVID-19: A Gender Lens). The COVID-19 crisis has affected and continues to affect every aspect of our lives, raising anxieties, limiting spaces, and intensifying tension and conflict in different areas.

Written on the Body: Narrative (Re)constructions of Violence(s)

updated: 
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 12:49pm
Nordic Summer University, study circle 4
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Call for Traces

July 26–August 2, 2020

Location: World Wide Web/Local initiatives

The Nordic Summer University 2020 will take place in an adjusted format because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Invitation and Theme:

Workshop: Insect Entanglements (now ONLINE)

updated: 
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 6:10am
Eline D. Tabak, University of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Online Workshop: Insect Entanglements 

deadline for submissions: April 30, 2020

Faculty of Arts, University of Bristol, 19 June 2020

 

Insects are everywhere, our (human) lives entangled with them, and yet we know surprisingly little about them. In the introduction to Insectopedia, Hugh Raffles writes the following:

Call for Essays: Ralph Waldo Emerson

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:38pm
Jericho Williams / Spartanburg Methodist College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020

 

Critical Insights: Ralph Waldo Emerson (2021)

 

This is a call for essay proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on Ralph Waldo Emerson. This volume will be published in Spring 2021 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection: https://www.salempress.com/ci_authors.

Designed for high school and undergraduate students, this collection will provide a comprehensive introduction to Ralph Waldo Emerson.  

The format of each volume includes:

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel at the University of Louisville

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:36pm
International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its twenty-first consecutive panel at the University of Louisville’s Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, scheduled for February 18-21, 2021.  We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf’s work. A specific panel theme may be decided upon depending on the proposals received. Previous IVWS panels have met with great enthusiasm at Louisville, and we look forward to another successful session.

Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Environmental Studies Reopened [EXTENDED DEADLINE - 6/1/2020]

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:35pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Environmental Studies

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on environmental studies and science fiction to be released in the summer of 2020, and has extended the submission deadline to Monday, June 1st. We have received a number of excellent submissions, which are currently under review, but we have decided to seek a few additional high-quality pieces for consideration as well.

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel at University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

updated: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 8:36am
International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its twenty-first consecutive panel at the University of Louisville’s Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, scheduled for February 18-21, 2021.  We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf’s work. A specific panel theme may be decided upon depending on the proposals received. Previous IVWS panels have met with great enthusiasm at Louisville, and we look forward to another successful session.

Gothic Nature III: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic

updated: 
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:43am
Gothic Nature Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 6, 2020

NB: We are acutely aware that this CFP coincides with extremely uncertain times re COVID-19. Of course, it is currently unknown when gatherings of people will be able to resume as normal. We have every intention of holding this event in October, but first and foremost must prioritise the safety of our attendees. If necessary, we will either postpone the conference or host it virtually.

The Current Stakes of Social, Racial and Environmental Justice in the Americas

updated: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 10:22am
La Rochelle Université, FRANCE
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 22, 2020

International conference – Call for papers

14-15 May, 2020 – La Rochelle University / CRHIA

La Rochelle, France

 

English version:

 

The Current Stakes of Social, Racial and Environmental Justice

in the Americas

 

Chapter Proposals for "Coronavirus, Climate Crisis, and Eco-anxiety: Psychology of Pandemics, Global Heating, and Planetary Hope"

updated: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 1:46am
Douglas Vakoch, PhD / California Institute of Integral Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 10, 2020

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book called Coronavirus, Climate Crisis, and Eco-anxiety: Psychology of Pandemics, Global Heating, and Planetary Hope. Chapter proposals should explore the psychological dimensions of the threats to human health and survival posed by pandemics such as the coronavirus, as well as by the accelerating global climate emergency. To cover the global scope of these threats, we seek contributions from around the world. Confirmed contributions include:

Contemporary Literature and the Environmental Imagination

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:36am
Ghent University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Contemporary Literature and the Environmental Imagination

International Conference
Ghent University, Belgium, 7-9 December 2020

 

Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Gabriele Dürbeck (University of Vechta) and Professor Kate Rigby (Bath Spa University)

Confirmed writers: Gisèle Bienne and Francesca Melandri

 

Deadline Extended to April 30: Animals in Literature and Film CFP (MMLA; November 5–8, 2020; Milwaukee, WI)

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION: APRIL 30 

Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel) 

Midwest Modern Languages Association 

November 5–8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI 

“Ecological Communities: Animal Neighbors in Literature and Film” 

This year’s “Animals in Literature and Film” panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association’s annual meeting (November 5–8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” specifically how works of literature or film cultivate or impair ecological communities, broadly defined. 

Humanities on the Brink: Energy, Environment, Emergency

updated: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 3:10pm
Bart Welling, Jacob Goessling, and Jordan B. Kinder / Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Call for Papers, Submission Deadline EXTENDED TO APRIL 8/2020. 

Humanities on the Brink: Energy, Environment, Emergency

A Nearly Carbon-Neutral (NCN) online symposium sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and hosted by the University of California, Santa Barbara

July 10-31, 2020

Is it time to panic yet?

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