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NeMLA 2024 CfP- Reassessing Resource Narratives: Ecocritical Perspectives on the Illusion of Surplus

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:02am
NeMLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Please consider submitting an abstract for the NeMLA session "Reassessing Resource Narratives: Ecocritical Perspectives on the Illusion of Surplus" (55th Annual NeMLA Convention March 7th in Boston, MA). The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2023. You can submit an abstract for this session here- https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20666

ConVersing/ConServing: Care, Creation, Communion

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 5:58am
Dr. Katharine Bubel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Call for Papers

Western Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature 2024

ConVersing/ConServing: Care, Creation, Communion

May 9-11, 2024

Trinity Western University

22500 University Drive

Langley, BC Canada V2Y 1Y1

Our keynote speaker:

Tree Lines: Arboreal Agency in the Creative Arts

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 5:27am
Stephen O'Neill, Maynooth University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 11, 2023

Book proposal: Edited collection 

Proposed Title: Tree Lines: Arboreal Agency in the Creative Arts

Edited by Dr Stephen O’Neill, Maynooth University, Ireland

Abstracts are invited for chapter proposals for the edited collection, Tree Lines: Arboreal Agency in the Creative Arts.

Description / Rationale:

Transgender Studies Quarterly 11.3: Trans* Ecologies

updated: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 7:04am
Guest editors: Erin L. Durban and Megan Moore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2023

TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly 11.3:

 Trans* Ecologies

 

Guest editors: Erin L. Durban and Megan Moore

 

Eva Hayward (2022) inquires, “Can trans mean anything to ecology? If so, what?” The guest editors of this issue of Transgender Studies Quarterly offer Hayward’s question as an invitation to artists, activists, and scholars to consider the possibilities of combining trans* analytics and undisciplined environmental and ecological thinking. The issue follows the Queer & Trans Ecologies Symposium that took place at the University of Minnesota in spring 2023.

 

This is Fine: Existentialism, Performance, Apocalypse

updated: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 7:02am
Free Exchange Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

The University of Calgary English Department’s Free Exchange Conference committee is excited to announce our annual conference will be taking place in person on August 25 and 26th, 2023! We invite applications from any graduate student to speak to this year’s theme, “This is Fine: Existentialism, Performance, Apocalypse.”

We invite applications that seek to engage with the theme in whatever sense feels appropriate to you. What does the future look like? What will happen to the earth? How do we make sense of our time? What does art do for us? How do we make meaningful art? How does climate change affect our art-making? How do we perform apocalypse? How do we perform care?

Due Date Extended! (6/15) CFP: Liberatory Legacy of bell hooks JITP Themed Issue

updated: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 6:54am
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

Themed Issue 23: 

The Liberatory Legacy of bell hooks: Pedagogies and Praxes that Heal and Disrupt

 

Issue Editors:

Nikki Fragala Barnes, University of Central Florida

Summer L. Hamilton, Pennsylvania State University

Asma Neblett, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Kush Patel, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Danica Savonick, SUNY Cortland

 

Extended deadline: (Un)Common Worlds III Human-Animal Conference

updated: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 6:50am
Finnish Society for Human-Animal Studies & University of Oulu
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 10, 2023

Due to several requests, we have decided to extend the call for papers of the (Un)Common Worlds III - Navigating and Inhabiting Biodiverse Anthropocenes Human-Animal Studies Conference until the 10th of June

Submit your abstract (max. 250 words) to uncommonworlds3@ykes.org (preferably as a word doc or a pdf file with the word “abstract” in the subject field of the e-mail). Remember to add a title for your presentation as well as your name and affiliation and contact information. Add to the abstract if the paper will be presented in-person or online.

“Air Pollution, Plastics, and Global Health”

updated: 
Friday, June 9, 2023 - 6:40am
Savannah Schaufler
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Workshop for Early Career Researchers

“Air Pollution, Plastics, and Global Health

Organized by Savannah Schaufler

 

Type: 

Workshop

Dates: 

November 28-29, 2023

Abstract Submission Deadline:

August 1, 2023

Venue:

Online via Zoom

Subject Fields: 

Environmental Humanities; Health Humanities; Discard Studies; Human Ecology; Anthropology; Sociology; Human Behavior; Art and Visual Studies; Race Studies

 

Deadline Extended: 17th Annual Globalization, Diversity, and Education (GDE) Conference: Kinship-in-action: Relationality and the Spaces We Occupy in Time of Ecological Precarity

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 2:56pm
Washington State University College of Education
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 12, 2023

17th Annual Globalization, Diversity, and Education (GDE) Conference

Kinship-in-action: 

Relationality and the Spaces We Occupy in Time of Ecological Precarity

September 14-16, 2023

Airway Heights, WA

 

Proposals have been extended until June 12th, 2023. Please submit a proposal if you are interested.

Dreaming Stars (Re)Interpreting Celestial Stories in Contemporary Indigenous Literatures and Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 12:18pm
Marie-Eve Bradette and Caroline Nepton-Hotte
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2023

Guest Editors: Caroline Nepton Hotte and Marie-Eve Bradette

« Il y a longtemps, fort longtemps, le monde tel que nous le connaissons aujourd’hui n’était qu’un vaste océan. Il était peu habité, sauf par quelques animaux aquatiques. À cette époque, les ancêtres des Wendat vivaient plutôt au-dessus, dans un autre monde : le Monde-Ciel. »

Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui, La femme venue du ciel. Mythe wendat de la création

 

III International Postgraduate Seminar in English Literature and Linguistics (IPSELL)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 12:03pm
University of Granada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

The III International Postgraduate Seminar in English Literature and Linguistics (IPSELL) organised by the Master’s in English Literature and Linguistics of the University of Granada aims to provide a forum where postgraduate students/researchers can present the results of their current research projects (preferably MA dissertation or early PhD work). This event intends to allow master’s and early career research students to share their research interests with national and international young scholars and get acquainted with the critical visions and methodological approaches that will be leading academic research in the years to come.

Fashioning the Asian Century -- Attention scholars of Southeast Asian fashion!

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 12:02pm
Amanda Sikarskie / University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

The authors for this edited collection on Fashioning the Asian Century are mostly set, but we still need one or two essays on Southeast Asia generally, or Thailand or Vietnam specifically. We could also use another essay on a topic relating to Chinese, Japanese, or Korean fashion. Please note that we already have several inquiries relating to fashion in India.

If you're interested, please send a 150 word abstract and short bio to the editor, Dr. Amanda Sikarskie, asikarsk@umich.edu, by June 30, 2023. (The editor is working with Bloomsbury.) 

Fashioning the Asian Century 

Virtual Conference: Literature and the Anthropocene in EFL Education

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 6:42am
Malin Lidstrom Brock / Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023

English as a foreign language (EFL) education provides valuable opportunities to introduce global and intercultural perspectives on the challenges of the Anthropocene. One way to engage EFL learners critically with the Anthropocene and make its complexity more accessible, immediate, and meaningful to them is through literary studies. Literature has the power to challenge established ideas, inspire change, and offer fresh perspectives on real-world problems associated with the Anthropocene.

Calvino for the Next Millennium: New Perspectives

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:27am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

2023 marks one-hundred years since Italo Calvino’s birth in 1923. Even before his death in 1985, he was considered a classic of 20th century literature; his career spans various crucial historical moments, from the Resistance to the Years of Lead, and encompasses various genres and modes of writing, from Neorealism to postmodernism.

RSA 2024 Chicago: Reading Lanyer Anew

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:25am
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 14, 2023

Two volumes published in the late nineties—Susanne Wood’s notable monograph Lanyer: A Renaissance Woman Poet and Marshall Grossman’s edited collection Aemilia Lanyer: Gender, Genre, and the Canon—have largely shaped the trajectory of Lanyer scholarship. Following their lead, scholars in the past two decades have charted how Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum navigates intricate issues of gender, genre, patronage, courtly politics, religion, and poetic authority. This panel aims to expand this fruitful work by exploring new avenues for scholarship that consider Lanyer’s engagement with other contexts and discourses.

The Materiality of Excess

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 4:24am
NEMLA 2024 CFP
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

What does "too much" feel like? 

The slimy or gelatinous texture elicits a sense of disgust in some, while others experience pleasure and luxuriousness. Excess can also manifest as waste and pollution: the plastic gyre in the ocean's center; the sticky, musky sensation on one's skin amidst smog. The materiality of excess can also be defined by the marginalized, commodified bodies that become sites of extraction as their labor, organs, and corporeal bodies enter global capital circulation. This session invites papers exploring the materiality of excess – its affect, texture, aesthetics, and politics – to engage with the realm of otherness. 

Possible areas of investigation may include, but are not limited to:

Interweaving Anthropology, Science, and Narrative: Postanthropocentric Mappings in the era of Climate Crises.

updated: 
Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 1:06pm
Dr Saswat Samay Das / Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Call for Papers

CEP International Conference

Interweaving Anthropology, Science, and Narrative: Postanthropocentric Mappings in the era of Climate Crises.

Event dates: 1st to 3rd November 2023 

Place: Department of Humanities and Social  Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

Extended Abstract Deadline: 30 September, 2023

 

This conference organised by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur in association with University of Oldenburg, Germany and IMIS Bhubaneswar, India can be attended both through online and offline mode.

REMINDER: CFP International Conference "The Factual Animal: Audiovisual Representations of Real Other-than-Human Animals"

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:26am
International Conference, Universitat de Valencia; Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2023

The research group CULIVIAN (“Culturas Literarias y Visuales del Animal” / “Animals in Literary and Visual Cultures”) is hosting the international conference “The Factual Animal: Audiovisual Representations of Real Other-than-Human Animals.” The conference will be held face-to-face at the Facultat de Filologia, Traducció i Comunicació at the Universitat de València (Spain) on November 29 – December 1, 2023. The conference is organized as part of the CIGE/2021/100 research project, funded by the Conselleria d’Innovació, Universitats i Societat Digital, and is additionally sponsored by the Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya at the Universitat de València, and the Friends of Thoreau Program at the Instituto Franklin

Science and Fiction: Democracy, Narrative, and the Natural Sciences

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:26am
MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

In conjunction with the conference theme of “Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy,” this year’s Science and Literature permanent session invites papers which engage a related theme of “Democracy, Narrative, and the Natural Sciences.” In particular, it invites papers attentive to the scientific discourses moving through fictional texts as they reveal narrative and/or political commitments to democracy, equity, and justice. Submissions might engage but will hopefully not be limited by the following suggestions:

· Agricultural uplift in the works of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois

· Botanical and geographical metaphors for liberation in Black women’s nature poetry

Unsettling The Coloniality of Knowledge: Toward More-Than-Human Approaches to Epistemological and Environmental Justice

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:24am
Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Conference 2023 Honolulu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2023

Most academic disciplines today remain entrenched in a lack of epistemic trust. The theories and methods through which knowledge production is validated are still determined at the centers of global academic production, while some epistemologies, counted as 'peripheral', are prevented from disseminating beyond their national borders. Non-Western epistemologies are stunted by hegemony and the pervasiveness of anthropocentric Western thought and are thus not central in the shaping of academic fields.

Energy Humanities - PAMLA Special Session

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 6:23am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Panel for Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association in Portland, OR. October 26 – 29 2023.

Southeast Asian Performance and Ecology

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:50am
Catherine Diamond
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

 

A new volume edited by Kirstin Pauka, Dennis Gupa, and Catherine Diamond will address the particular contributions made by Southeast Asian live performances of theatre, dance, puppetry, and performance art to further a healthy engagement with nature.

CFP Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance: Hope in a Posthuman Landscape

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:50am
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Co-Chairs:
Stefano Boselli, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (stefano.boselli[at]unlv.edu)
Sarah Lucie, New York University (slucie[at]gradcenter.cuny.edu)

This year’s ASTR conference theme of Hope is compelling, and our session will be focused on what hope means in a posthuman framework. This may be an opportunity to workshop an idea for an article or book, in a friendly group of like-minded scholars.

This online session will be scheduled during the first week of December and proposal submissions should go through the ASTR website:

 

Reading Violence and Trauma in Asia and the World: Call for Contributions

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:47am
Yiru Lim
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2023

Title: Reading Violence and Trauma in Asia and the World

Series: Routledge Literary Studies in Social Justice

Expected Completion date: 31 May 2024

Expected Publication date: Second half of 2024

 

The 2023 Jack London Society 16th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:40am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

 

Call for Papers: The 2023 Jack London Society 16th Biennial Symposium: October 5-8, 2023, The Huntington Library in San Marino, California

 

The Necropolitics of Environmental Decline

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 11:06am
Special Issue- Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

Call for Papers 

The Necropolitics of Environmental Decline 

A Special Issue of Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power 

ASLE-UKI Biennial Conference

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 9:59am
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK and Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

The 2023 conference for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK and Ireland (ASLE-UKI) will be hosted by the Literature and Science Hub at the University of Liverpool. ASLE-UKI welcomes participation from scholars, readers, and creative practitioners interested in the relationships between literatures, environments and cultures – past, present, or future from anywhere in the world.

Diaspora, Food, and Memory

updated: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 12:11pm
Zoe Antoinette Eddy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

This interdisciplinary volume seeks to bring multiple fields together in order to investigate diaspora, food, and memory. 

This volume takes a multi-field approach to answer the following three questions:

 

  1. How do diasporic communities use food to navigate a relationship with their homeland? 

  1. In what ways do diasporic foodways sustain and/or rupture cultural legacies?

  1. What are the relationships between food and cultural memory?

 

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