category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

"Land and the American Dream" (Oct. 14-16, 2015, in Bucks County, PA)

full name / name of organization: 
The Precarious Alliance
contact email: 
michael.stamps@delval.edu

"Land and the American Dream": A Sustainability Symposium
Delaware Valley University
October 14–16, 2015
www.precariousalliance.org

Approaches to Shakespeare Criticism (RSA Boston 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Colin Macdonald (CUNY Grad Center) and Michael Plunkett (CUNY Grad Center)
contact email: 
cmacdonald@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Approaches to Shakespeare Criticism

a panel proposal for the RSA 2016 conference in Boston, 31 March-2 April

Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

Reminder: Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts May 29th]

full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina State University
contact email: 
globalspatialscale.collection@gmail.com

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

Medieval Natures: Sewanee Medieval Colloquium 2016: April 1-2

full name / name of organization: 
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
contact email: 
medievalcolloquium@sewanee.edu

This is an initial call for panels and threads for the Forty-Second Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: Medieval Natures

April 1-2, 2016
The University of the South, Sewanee, TN

CFP: "The Midwestern Moment: Essays in Early 20th c. Midwestern Regionalism"

full name / name of organization: 
Patricia Oman / Hastings College Press
contact email: 
hcpress@hastings.edu

Hastings College Press welcomes proposals for chapters for an edited volume focused on Midwestern regionalism during the first half of the twentieth century.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to May 27th for Southern Writers, Southern Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - University of Mississippi
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) (July 16-18, 2015) is a University of Mississippi Graduate conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles,

[Update] SCLA: "Positions" October 15-17, 2015,

full name / name of organization: 
SCLA
contact email: 
scla2015@mcneese.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 10

SLCA: "Positions" October 15-17, 2015 (New Orleans)
full name / name of organization:
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA)
contact email:

SAMLA 87 CFP: Nadine Gordimer: Honoring Her Legacy

full name / name of organization: 
Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State University
contact email: 
schatteman@gsu.edu

Gordimer is well known for her depiction of moral and racial issues, especially as related to life under apartheid in South Africa.

Last Chance to Book: 'Place-Based Arts: Brighton Writes'

full name / name of organization: 
University of Brighton
contact email: 
c21writings@brighton.ac.uk

Place-Based Arts: Brighton Writes
Friday 29 May 2015
Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade, Brighton UK.

25 Years of Affrilachian Resistance: Black Cultural Production in the Appalachian Region

full name / name of organization: 
Shauna Morgan Kirlew/SAMLA
contact email: 
shauna.kirlew@howard.edu

Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the Affrilachian Poets, a cadre of writers including Frank X Walker, Nikky Finney, Ricardo Nazario Colon, Mitchell L.H.

Romanticism and the South West

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol
contact email: 
mm8179@bristol.ac.uk

The University of Bristol invites delegates to participate in a one-day conference entitled Romanticism and the South West, a conference which seeks to re-asses the importance of the South West in Rom

MLA Options for Teaching Volume on Teaching Space, Place, and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally Jr.
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

Essay proposals are invited for Teaching Space, Place, and Literature, a volume in the MLA’s Options for Teaching series to be edited by Robert T. Tally, Jr.

H.D. panel, SAMLA Nov. 13-15, 2015, Durham, NC (abstracts due June 10)

full name / name of organization: 
The H.D. International Society
contact email: 
rawalsh@ncsu.edu

We invite paper proposals for the “H.D. and her Circle: New Directions” panel at this year’s South Atlantic MLA in Durham, NC, November 13-15, 2015.

Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London
contact email: 
ue_tom@hotmail.com

Heralded by The Telegraph as a ‘global phenomenon,’ BBC’s Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time.

Digital Domains & Humanistic Thresholds: Literary Study, Composition, & Communications, Oct. 9-10, '15,Hilbert Col., Hamburg NY

full name / name of organization: 
Charles A.S. Ernst, coord. / New York College English Association
contact email: 
cernst@hilbert.edu

Papers & panels on all aspects of digital humanities in Eng. studies/pedagogy--literature of all periods/genres; composition, incl. creative & professional writing; communication studies, incl. film.

[UPDATE] Speculative Fiction – SAMLA - Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Wenger Bro / Middle Georgia State College
contact email: 
lisa.bro@mga.edu

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS: Humour and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Media Theory and Practice

full name / name of organization: 
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
contact email: 
editor.synoptique@gmail.com

With its insightful and quirky brand of humour, Issa Rae's popular web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011- 2013) has shown how alternative pathways for the production, circulation a

REMINDER: Due June 1: SAMLA Special Session: Hybrid Networks: Literature and Science in Early Modern England

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
contact email: 
walkerkn@email.unc.edu

This panel welcomes papers on the various social, intellectual, or textual networks among authors and consumers of early modern literature and science.

Image Matter: Art and Materiality (Manchester 6 November 2015, CfP: 1 August)

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Art Historians
contact email: 
ImageMatterAAH@gmail.com

Image Matter: Art and Materiality
AAH New Voices Conference
MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University
6 November 2015

Keynote: Professor Carol Mavor (University of Manchester)

Ecologies in Early Modern English Drama

full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America
contact email: 
mkaethle@uoguelph.ca

Recent theoretical approaches to early modern literature ranging from ecocriticism to cognitive science have applied the term ecology to discuss the collective relations of persons, beings, and things

Reading the Queer in Literature, Film, Culture and Theory [Journal Issue & Ed. Vol.]

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [http://theapollonian.in]
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com, subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com, mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
[http://theapollonian.in]
Vol. 2, Issue 2

Reading the Queer in Literature, Film, Culture and Theory
[Journal Issue & Ed. Vol.]

Philosophy and Poetry (Edited Volume) [Deadline 15 Aug. 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha (University of North Bengal, India)
contact email: 
subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com, mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

Philosophy and Poetry (Edited Volume)

Contemporary Poetics of Emergency- for "Poetics: (The Next) 25 Years Conference, April 9-10, 2016, the University at Buffalo

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Parrish/Rutgers University
contact email: 
melissa.parrish@rutgers.edu

Seeking papers for a seminar regarding the treatment of emergency, or crisis, in contemporary poetics, for "Poetics: (The Next) 25 Years Conference, April 9-10, 2016, to mark the program's 25th annive

The myths of yesterday and the myths of today. From Barthes to Maffesoli («Poli-Femo» special issue: deadline May 30th 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
IULM University, Milan, Italy
contact email: 
redazione.polifemo@iulm.it

The myths of yesterday and the myths of today.
From Barthes to Maffesoli.

[UPDATE] "Collaboration & Betrayal" (Deadline: June 1, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Durham, NC
contact email: 
Namita.Goswami@indstate.edu & tmw26@buffalo.edu

In its aesthetic and political senses, “collaboration” has a twofold, seemingly contradictory meaning.

International Conference on Ecopoetics “Dwellings of Enchantment: Writing and Reenchanting the Earth” - June 22nd - 25th 2016

full name / name of organization: 
CRESEM - University of Perpignan Via Domitia (France)
contact email: 
benemeillon@gmail.com

University of Perpignan Via Domitia, France

June 22nd-25th 2016

Guest Writers

Linda Hogan

Other writers to be confirmed

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Call for Papers: Indigenous Modernities - Deadline 15 July 2015

full name / name of organization: 
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
contact email: 
editors@alternative.ac.nz

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

Call for Papers: Indigenous Modernities

Deadline: 15 July 2015

In More's Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
contact email: 
journaleditor@sf-foundation.org

Call for Papers
In More’s Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction
Foundation #124 (summer 2016)

Foundation Essay Prize 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
contact email: 
journaleditor@sf-foundation.org

We are pleased to announce the return of our essay competition.

Studies in the Fantastic

full name / name of organization: 
University of Tampa Press
contact email: 
fantastic@ut.edu

The University of Tampa Press is pleased announce the relaunch of its journal Studies in the Fantastic. In the spirit of new beginnings, the journal invites submissions on the subject of reboots.

CFP: The Politics of Big Data

full name / name of organization: 
Claremont Graduate University
contact email: 
ned.weidner@cgu.edu

Call for Papers: The Politics of Big Data

[UPDATE] "Circum-Caribbean Poetics": 9/10/15

full name / name of organization: 
Jana Braziel and Nicasio Urbina, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
jana.braziel@uc.edu, nicasio.urbina@uc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Circum-Caribbean Poetics”

ACS Summer Institute, 7-12 Dec. 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Cultural Studies
contact email: 
acsinstitute2015@gmail.com

Please note that the third Association for Cultural Studies Institute will be held from 7-12 December 2015 at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Carleton University
contact email: 
andrew.mark.connolly@gmail.com

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series has just wrapped up a successful spring lineup featuring four fantastic, well attended lectures. We are now planning a second series for the fall.

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