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
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:
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:
TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly 11.3:
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.
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?
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Themed Issue 23:
The Liberatory Legacy of bell hooks: Pedagogies and Praxes that Heal and Disrupt
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Workshop for Early Career Researchers
“Air Pollution, Plastics, and Global Health”
Organized by Savannah Schaufler
November 28-29, 2023
Abstract Submission Deadline:
August 1, 2023
Online via Zoom
Environmental Humanities; Health Humanities; Discard Studies; Human Ecology; Anthropology; Sociology; Human Behavior; Art and Visual Studies; Race Studies
17th Annual Globalization, Diversity, and Education (GDE) Conference
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.
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
16 and 17 November 2023 / Aix-Marseille University
(Site St Charles, Turbulence Building, 3 place Victor Hugo, Marseille; or by Zoom)
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.
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, email@example.com, by June 30, 2023. (The editor is working with Bloomsbury.)
Fashioning the Asian Century
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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
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.
Panel for Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association in Portland, OR. October 26 – 29 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.
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:
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
Call for Papers: The 2023 Jack London Society 16th Biennial Symposium: October 5-8, 2023, The Huntington Library in San Marino, California
Call for Papers
The Necropolitics of Environmental Decline
A Special Issue of Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power
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.
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:
How do diasporic communities use food to navigate a relationship with their homeland?
In what ways do diasporic foodways sustain and/or rupture cultural legacies?
What are the relationships between food and cultural memory?