category: ecocriticism and environmental studies

'With their skins on them, and ... their souls in them': Towards a Vegan Theory. 31st May 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Oxford
contact email: 
oxfordveganstudies@gmail.com

Building on the increasing prominence of the 'animal turn' in the humanities in the last decade, and the recent publication of Laura Wright's 'The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in a

Producing Public Arts and Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory
contact email: 
revfigueiredo@gmail.com

In 1845, Rudolphe Töpffer published an essay about the aesthetic, rhetorical, and philosophical foundations of literature in prints (graphic novels) with a desire of making academic, intellectual, an

[Reminder] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

full name / name of organization: 
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
uwmadlit@gmail.com

Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary.

Special issue: Spatialities and Colonial Legacies/Locations in Postcolonial Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Bristol
contact email: 
madhu.krishnan@bristol.ac.uk

Special issue: Spatialities and Colonial Legacies/Locations in Postcolonial Literature

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
Blossom N.Fondo and Adamu Pangmeshi
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com, pangmeshi@gmail.com

It is an undeniable fact that indeed literature has moved from the realm of mere entertainment to one of commitment.

The Postcolonial Turn: Critical Essays on the postcolonial intervention in Literary Genres, approaches and criticism

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Maroua, Editors Prof. Edward O. Ako Dr Blossom N. Fondo, foreverblossom@gmail.com
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com

Postcolonial theory has been engaged in uncovering and castigating the legacies of the colonial contact on the colonized.

Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in her Time

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association (ALA) - Gilman Society
contact email: 
brandi.d.so@gmail.com

Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in Her Time

CFP: 42nd Annual Conference of the African Literature Association (April 6-9, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
African Literature Association
contact email: 
atlanta@ala2016.com

Emory University and Kennesaw State University
cordially invite you to submit your proposals for seminars, roundtables, and panels
at the
African Literature Association 2016 Conference

[UPDATE] CFP: Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold. Abstracts due 8 Jan 2016.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Una McCormack and Dr. Regina Yung Lee
contact email: 
rylee001@uw.edu; una.mccormack@anglia.ac.uk

Call for Papers:

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.

“Terrible Beauty” (April 15 -17, 2016) [Updated]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia
contact email: 
terriblebeauty2016@gmail.com

[UPDATE] CFP: Post45 Graduate Conference [Deadline Extended]

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
gradpost45@gmail.com

Post45 Graduate Student Conference
February 5 & 6, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Keynote Speech by Danielle Christmas

Special Issue: The Family in African Film and Media

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Cultural and Media Studies
contact email: 
adahan@mnstate.edu

The Journal of Cultural and Media Studies seeks papers for a themed issue on The Family in African Film and Media (film, television, video games, YouTube, social media, etc).

The Postcolonial Turn: Critical Essays on the postcolonial intervention in Literary Genres, approaches and criticism

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Maroua, Editors Prof. Edward O. Ako Dr Blossom N. Fondo, foreverblossom@gmail.com
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com

Postcolonial theory has been engaged in uncovering and castigating the legacies of the colonial contact on the colonized.

CFP: Resounding Voices: Women, Silence and the Production of Knowledge, Durham University

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University
contact email: 
resoundingvoicesdurham@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CONFERENCE, DURHAM UNIVERSITY, 8 MARCH 2016

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Rachael Wiseman

(Re)Conceptualizing Black Resistance

full name / name of organization: 
Du Bois Department Graduate Organization
contact email: 
eashford@umass.edu

University of Massachusetts Amherst
W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
Du Bois Department Graduate Organization

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Conference Date: April 1, 2016

New website "Why Social Theory?" Seeks Pedagogical Contributons

full name / name of organization: 
"Why Social Theory?"
contact email: 
whysocialtheory@hotmail.com

The Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky is excited to announce our forthcoming project, the website “Why Social Theory?”

IGA Postgraduate Community Calls For Bloggers!

full name / name of organization: 
The International Gothic Association
contact email: 
igapostgrads@gmail.com

The International Gothic Association (IGA) unites teachers, scholars, and students from around the world interested in Gothic fiction, drama, poetry, art, film, and other forms from the eighteenth cen

Charles Alobwed’Epie: New Critical Insights

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Alobwed’Epie: New Critical Insights
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com

A few decades ago, the mention of most Anglophone writers would have been met with ignorance for the most.

Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference "Environment, Place, and Power"

full name / name of organization: 
Northern Arizona University Graduate English Organization
contact email: 
Peaksconference@gmail.com

Conference Dates: February 24-25, 2016 Flagstaff, AZ
Submission Deadline: January 1, 2016

[Reminder] Boundaries and Intersections: Space, Time, Discipline (MadLit) – Proposals by 12/18/15; Conference 2/25/16-2/27/16

full name / name of organization: 
UW-Madison MadLit Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
uwmadlit@gmail.com

Boundaries and intersections -- two contrasting metaphors and yet not quite a binary.

You Are Here: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Place, Space, and Embodiment

full name / name of organization: 
Creighton University Department of English
contact email: 
youarehereconference@gmail.com

At the root of every critical discussion, from politics to religion to student affairs, is a discussion of space, place, and location — where am I? Where can I go? Who else is here? Who cares?

Border Crossings, February 12, 2016; CFP Deadline November 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
GWU English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
lizmoser@gwu.edu, amontroso@gwu.edu

2015 has been a year of global crisis.

[UPDATE] Undergraduate papers in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Valley Humanities Review
contact email: 
contact-vhr@lvc.edu

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2016 Issue.

Cross-Disciplinary Phenomenology: A Readiness for the Questionable (24 June 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
The School of English, University of Kent supported by Oxford Phenomenology Network
contact email: 
phenomenology@kent.ac.uk

Phenomenology has inspired countless pieces of art, literature and music, and has influenced disciplines as diverse as theology, cognitive science, anthropology, ecology, architecture and nursing.

[UPDATE] Natures 2016: Habitats and Hazards (11/30/15;2/19/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Natures 2016: the 8th annual interdisciplinary environmental humanities conference
contact email: 
lgerigui@lasierra.edu,chicks@lasierra.edu

We seek papers that explore the theme of “HABITATS AND HAZARDS” as applied to any of the texts (WRITTEN, VISUAL, MUSICAL, OR EMBODIED) of humanities studies: for example,
• THE HAZARDOUS SPACES OF ART OR LITERATURE
• DEPICTIONS OF POLLUTION OR WASTELAND
• DOMESTIC/URBAN/RURAL/WILD HABITATS
• STAGING/IMAGINING HISTORICAL SETTINGS
• LITERAL AND/OR FIGURATIVE TOXICITY

250 Word ABSTRACTS DUE by NOVEMBER 30, 2015 to http://lasierra.edu/english/natures/abstract-submission-form/
Conference location: La Sierra University (Riverside, CA USA)
Conference date: February 19, 2016 (8am to 5pm)

PLENARY SPEAKER:
DR. ELIZABETH HECKENDORN COOK (University of California, Santa Barbara) will provide two presentations:

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: 01/18/2016: The Weird and the Southern Imaginary

full name / name of organization: 
Travis Rozier / Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz; Bob Hodges / University of Washington
contact email: 
jamesrzr138@gmail.com; bhodge4@gmail.com

Deadline extension: Our first round netted some excellent submissions, but we are extending the deadline for proposals to January 18, 2016.

[UPDATE] Keynote Announcement for IU English - "Digesting Discourses" #iuic16

full name / name of organization: 
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

We are very excited to announce our 2016 keynote speaker, Dr. Roopali Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Media Studies at Queens College!

Framing the Self(ie): Heterogeneity of Identities in (non)spaces

full name / name of organization: 
Romance Langues and Literature Grad Students Association
contact email: 
ubromance@gmail.com

Identity is a complex, multi-faceted, often fragmented negotiation of social subjects and actors, yet it remains a central motif of human existence.

"Realizing the Unreal: Victorian Speculative fiction in Context" - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 30TH NOVEMBER

full name / name of organization: 
The Confidential Clerk: Journal of the Centre for Victorian Studies
contact email: 
cvs.journal@gmail.com

The Confidential Clerk (ISSN 2454-6100), an open-access, peer-reviewed journal of the Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University, seeks contributions for its 2015/16 issue, ‘Realizing the Unr

The Heart of the Gila: Wilderness and Water in the West--June 8-11, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
contact email: 
Michaelann.Nelson@wnmu.edu

Call for Papers

The Heart of the Gila:
Wilderness and Water in the West

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
2016 Off-Year Symposium, June 8-11, 2016

Translation/Transnation: Languages, Geographies, Genders

full name / name of organization: 
Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Program
contact email: 
TechCompLit@gmail.com

Central to the Latin word translatio is the notion of ‘carrying across’ or crossing boundaries.

Representations of the Ordinary in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods

full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
contact email: 
representingtheordinary@gmail.com

"Representations of the Ordinary in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods"

http://sites.duke.edu/representationsoftheordinary/

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CFP - The Timeless Toni Morrison

full name / name of organization: 
University of Maroua, Cameroun, and University of Zielona Góra, Poland.Editors. Blossom N. Fondo Ph.D. and Agnieszka Łobodziec Ph.D.
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com and aga_uz@tlen.pl

In celebration of Toni Morrison’s 85th birthday in 2016, we invite contributions for a collection of essays that will be published with the cooperation of the University of Maroua, Cameroun, and Uni

[UPDATE] CFP: Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold. Abstracts due 8 Jan 2016.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Una McCormack and Dr. Regina Yung Lee
contact email: 
rylee001@uw.edu; una.mccormack@anglia.ac.uk

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.

CFP: Crime and Criminality in Literature Conference - April 1-2, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Carolina Graduate Literature Society
contact email: 
uscgradlitsociety@gmail.com

The Carolina Graduate Literature Society is thrilled to announce the third annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

Crime and Criminality

April 1-2, 2015

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