This is a session sponsored by the International Layamon's Brut Society for the 54th International Congress on Medieval Stodies, Western Michigan University, May 9-12, 2019.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN/CLOSE DATE ON ACLA WEBSITE--ACLA.ORG: August 30-September 20, 2018
ANNUAL CONFERENCE LOCATION, DATE: March 7-10, 2019, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Renaissance Society of America (RSA) 2019 - Toronto
Panel - Renaissance Vegetarianism
The study of early modern food has blossomed in recent years. As scholars have parsed the politics of changing dining practices, the role of recipes in intellectual history, and the growing perception of food ethics as inextricable from social identity, dietary beliefs and habits have begun to be seen as central to early modern studies. One of the most striking dietary trends that spread across Europe in this period, however, remains underexamined: the rise of vegetarianism.
Reading and Writing the World: Perception and Identity in the Era of Climate Change
An International Conference organised by EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone) in collaboration with CECILLE (Centre d'Etudes en Civilisations, Langues et Lettres Étrangères)
5-6 April 2019
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France
Site Saint Charles
Thomas Dutoit, Université de Lille 3, France (confirmed)
Sarah Wood, University of Kent, UK (to be confirmed)
Writing in 1651 Thomas Hobbes famously described life in the state of nature as “nasty, brutish, and short.” While much of Hobbes’ work—and the larger field of political thought—has centered on reading the human side of that description, the phrase might also be taken to indicate elements of the lived natural world. Indeed, it is difficult to separate considerations of human life, law, and politics from the ecosystem that helps constitute them.
We seek papers to compose a session sponsored by the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University. The session will include 3 or 4 papers on the subject of “Animals and Materiality in the Arthurian Tradition” for the 2019 International Medieval Congress at Leeds. The Congress theme is “Materialities.”
CFP: NeMLA (ASLE Session): Race, Class, and Environment in 19th- and Early-20th-Century Literature (deadline 9/30/18; conference 3/21-24/19)
50th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2019
Race, Class, and Environment in 19th- and Early-20th-Century Literature (ASLE Session)
Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)
The Department of English
Diamond Harbour Women’s University
in Collaboration with
Centre for Victorian Studies (CVS), Jadavpur University
Will Organise a
One Day Symposium on 16th November, 2018
‘The world within I doubly prize…’: Reassessing Emily Brontë at 200
This panel will present at NEMLA 2019
March 21-24 in Washington DC
Climate change represents a profound conceptual problem. It is both locally and global manifested. It is both knowable by science as well as created by the technologies science has enabled. How do contemporary Anglophone novelists represent these realities? From Margaret Atwood to Nnedi Okorafor to Hanya Yanagihara many contemporary novelists see their novels as both locally specific as well as globally relevant.
Leslie Fiedler describes American fiction as “bewilderingly and embarrassingly, a gothic fiction… a literature of darkness and the grotesque in a land of light and affirmation” (Love and Death in the American Novel, 29). However, for settlers within the early colonies and citizens of the young republic, the wilderness of the supposed New World not only represented material promise, but also unknown danger. This panel proposes a move away from the more common “land of light and affirmation” reading of American nature towards an ecogothic approach.