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Haunted Shores: Aquatic Surfaces and Depths

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:28pm
Haunted Shores
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Date of conference: 07/04/2023-08/04/2023
(with recorded papers available from 03/04/2023)

 

“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.”
~ John Masefield

“[T]he ocean space is boundless yet oppressive, illuminated yet indiscernible, all surface yet all depth.” ~ Emily Alder

The Intersectionality of Colonialism, Imperialism, Capitalism, and Ecofascism with the Climate Crisis

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:25pm
Riham Ismail
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Panel proposed at the 2023 ASLE + AESS Conference: “Reclaiming the Commons”

July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon

Environmental disasters along with lack of resources and global recession are increasingly rendering many parts of the globe inhabitable and forcing the displacement of billions of people. While large corporations and the global north – directly responsible for the climate crisis– refuse to take responsibility for the ecological breakdown, a narrative casting the blame on vulnerable and marginalized communities has been reemerging. In their attempt to “reclaim the commons” the far right has been reframing the climate crisis through the lens of race while calling for environmental cleansing.

Sustainability in/as Collecting

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:22pm
2023 National PCAACA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Collecting and Collectibles Area of the Popular Culture Association invites papers on “Sustainability in/as Collecting” for the 2023 National PCAACA Conference. We would especially like to encourage submissions that contribute new directions and calls to the existing scholarship on “Collecting” and particularly address ecological continuity in the varied geographical, cultural, linguistic, and literary collectibles.

 

Possible topics for presentations include but are not limited to:

        

Betwixt and between: Questions of the liminal

updated: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 2:31pm
Johns Hopkins University Spanish Graduate Students
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

How does the liminal manifest in the Spanish-speaking world? To what does it respond in various contexts, spaces, and artistic expressions? From colonial wounds, through border disputes, gender expression, and artistic hybridization, the history of the Spanish-language sphere is one of diverse networks of communication. The idea of the liminal allows for the revision, evaluation, and deconstruction of these bordered spaces, to elaborate a site of dialogue and encounter. This conference proposes to be such a site.

 

Suggested themes include, but are not limited to:

Extended Call - Transitional Female Being: An Ecocritical Politics of Peri/Post/Menopause

updated: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 11:52pm
Nicole Anae, Ph.D. Central Queensland University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 18, 2022

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited collection Transitional Female Being: An Ecocritical Politics of Peri/Post/Menopause, due by December 18, 2022. This volume aims to make a significant contribution to communicating beyond the biological elements of menstruation and pregnancy, interests which determines the direction of much ecofeminist theory, toward seriously engaging with a fundamental discourse effectively silenced in ecofeminist thinking: Menopause.

ASLE + AESS 2023: (Non)fictional Representations of Labor in Reclaiming the Commons [New Deadline]

updated: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 1:54pm
Matt Morgenstern / Purdue University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 2, 2022

Environmental humanists are uniquely poised to consider how creative texts (including but not limited to novels, short stories, poems, films, theatre, visual art media, and podcasts) represent the imagined labor of reclaiming the commons in a variety of contexts. Though these representations may range from realist to fabulist, from actionable to impossible, EH teachers, writers, scholars, and activists can share these representations to inspire new, detailed methods for reclamation. Accordingly, this panel considers how various texts represent the labor of reclaiming the commons and how those representations can speak to real-world reclamation efforts.

Robert Frost at the American Literature Association 2023

updated: 
Monday, November 28, 2022 - 3:21pm
The Robert Frost Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

The Robert Frost Society invites papers for a roundtable and a panel at the 2023 American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, 2023 in Boston.

 

New Hampshire and Beyond: Robert Frost and His Successors (Roundtable)

Robert Frost's book New Hampshire turns 100 in 2023, and this roundtable contributes to a year-long exploration of and response to that groundbreaking volume, which won Frost the first of his four Pulitzer Prizes. The Frost Society welcomes 100- to 250-word proposals that reflect on the impact that the poems from New Hampshire had on Frost’s successors, and/or on how these poems anticipated some of the poet’s own later work.

 

Posthumanism: A Study in 21st-century Perspectives

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:42pm
Pinaki Roy and Tanima Dutta
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2023

"POSTHUMANISM: A STUDY IN TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY PERSPECTIVES"

JOINT-EDITORS: PINAKI ROY AND TANIMA DUTTA

The world and human civilisation are governed by rapid and gradual changes. In order to perceive and explore these changes - among other disciplines of literature and social sciences - posthumanism was developed very late in the 20th century as a literary-philosophical approach to interpreting these changes.

Study the South

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:26pm
Center for the Study of Southern Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2025

Study the South announces a general call for papers. Study the South is a peer-reviewed, multimedia, online journal, published and managed by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. Founded in 2014, Study the South (www.StudytheSouth.com) exists to encourage interdisciplinary academic thought and discourse on the American South, particularly through the lenses of social justice, history, anthropology, sociology, music, literature, documentary studies, gender studies, religion, geography, media studies, race studies, ethnicity, folklife, and visual art.

Conference "Antropocene 4800. Letteratura, ambiente: ecocritica"

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:08pm
University of Florence, FORLILPSI Departement
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

In July 2022, some meteorologists renamed the most extreme of the heat waves with the name of "Apocalypse 4800", in reference to the exceptional temperatures recorded at high altitudes and the consequent rise of the freezing level at the summit of Monte Bianco (4800 meters). Net of a rhetoric rooted in a series of contradictory emotions – that place human subject between «fear and domination, veneration and control» (Scaffai 2016) towards nature – it is undeniable how the current climate crisis leads us to reflect on the precarious equilibrium of the Anthropocene (Crutzen 2002). But in becoming culturally dominant (Benedetti 2021), the Anthropocene raises further questions about the role of literature and storytelling in a broader sense.

Greening the Medical Humanities: The Environment and the Body in Conversation

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:05pm
PJMH: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 3, 2023

Call for Papers 2023:

Greening the Medical Humanities: The Environment and the Body in Conversation

 

The PJMH: The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities, based at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History is now accepting submissions for articles and book reviews for its seventh edition ‘Greening the Medical Humanities: The Environment and the Body in Conversation’. we welcome original articles and book reviews that engage with any aspect and interpretation of this theme.

CfP SLSAeu 2023: Models, Metaphors and Simulations. Epistemic Transformations in Literature, Science and the Arts

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:04pm
European Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSAeu)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

CfP SLSAeu 2023: Models, Metaphors and Simulations.

Epistemic Transformations in Literature, Science and the Arts

 

Conference of SLSAeu

European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts

and

ELINAS Research Center for Literature and Natural Science

                                                                     May, 18 – 21/2023

Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

PD Dr. Aura Heydenreich, Prof. Dr. Klaus Mecke

 

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Panels at American Literature Association 2023

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3:01pm
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

ALA 2023

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Society Call for Papers

The Freeman Society invites proposals on the following topics. Comparative approaches to Freeman and other authors are welcome.

Freeman, Animals, and the Nonhuman

(de)composition

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 2:58pm
Program in Comparative Literature, Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2022

The Rutgers Program in Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference: 

 

(de)composition

 

Keynotes:

Prof. Ana María Ochoa, Tulane University

Prof. Karen Redrobe, University of Pennsylvania

 

March 3, 2023

 

Call for Papers:

Way Out West: People, Places, and Politics beyond Boundaries

updated: 
Friday, November 18, 2022 - 12:46pm
Western Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

Artists and writers have long been deconstructing dominant notions of the American West. In 1957, jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins released Way Out West, a record that drew inspiration from California landscapes, TV Westerns, and overlooked Black cowboys. The album cover depicts Rollins outfitted as a gunfighter in desert surrounds, complete with cacti and a sun-bleached cattle skull. Where you might expect to find a big iron on his hip, he cradles his tenor sax. Today, artists like Orville Peck continue to revise, rewrite, and expand the boundaries of what we might consider the story of the West both in sound, style, and location—the South African-born crooner, now based out of Canada, has gained major success on the U.S.

"Dickens Under Glass", 28th Annual Charles Dickens Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 5:04pm
Charles Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Considering Rochester’s vibrant culture of museums and long association with photographic technologies pioneered by Kodak and Xerox, the theme of the 2023 Dickens Society Symposium will be “Dickens under Glass.” The organizers invite you to interpret this theme broadly.

BOTANY, SEXUALITY, (UN)COMMONALITY - Panel proposed at the 2023 ASLE + AESS Conference: “Reclaiming the Commons”

updated: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 4:56pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment - 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 9, 2022

Panel proposed at the 2023 ASLE + AESS Conference: “Reclaiming the Commons”

July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon

What are the possibilities—and limitations—of investigating commonalities between the plant and the human for discovering new forms of trans, nonbinary, and genderfluid sexualities? How might the study of vegetal forms of agency trouble the very notion of sexual subjectivity as something that originates inside an individual, rather than its environment? Given the role of botany as both a sexual and colonial science, how do postcolonial authors create new rhetorical relations to plant life to express not only queer sexual identities, but the specificities of postcolonial identity more broadly?

50 Years of La Storia: Elsa Morante Beyond History

updated: 
Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 6:05pm
Annali d'Italianistica
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 21, 2023

Please find below two calls for proposals for a special issue and a conference panel dedicated to Elsa Morante. Please notice that they have two different submission deadlines.

 

  1. CFP Annali d’italianistica 42 (2024) -  50 Years of La Storia: Elsa Morante Beyond History 

Wilson College Humanities Conference--The Animal Turn

updated: 
Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 6:03pm
Wendell Smith/Wilson College's M.A. in Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2023

 

 

Wilson College Humanities Conference

Theme: The Animal Turn

Saturday, February 25, 2023: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST
Held in the Brooks Complex of Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA
Sponsored by Wilson College’s M.A. in Humanities Program

Call for Chapter Abstracts: 'Staying Together: NatureCulture in a Changing World' (Lexington Books)

updated: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 3:01pm
Kaushani Mondal (University of North Bengal, India)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

Abstracts are invited for the book titled Staying Together: NatureCulture in a Changing World contracted by Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield. Contributors include: Caren Irr (Brandeis University), Alf Hornborg (Lund University), Dominic Boyer (Rice University), Subhankar Banerjee (The University of New Mexico), Scott Slovic (University of Idaho), Lenka Filipova (Freie Universitat, Berlin), Nikoleta Zampaki (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece), Micheal Northcott (University of Edinburgh & Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia) and others. The book will come out in 2023. 

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED - 13th Annual AAAD Studies Conference, "Roots, Limbs, and Leaves"

updated: 
Friday, November 4, 2022 - 1:24pm
African African American and Diaspora Studies Center at James Madison University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

13th Annual African, African American, and Diaspora Studies (AAAD) Interdisciplinary Conference

Hosted by James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

February 14-17, 2023

Deadline EXTENDED: November 15, 2022

The African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Center at James Madison University invites proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference, to be held from Tuesday, February 14 to Friday, February 17, 2023.  The conference brings together scholars and archivists from a wide variety of overlapping and intersecting fields. This year’s theme is “Roots, Limbs, and Leaves.”

LAST CALL – EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR A SPECIAL NUMBER OF REVISTA CANARIA DE ESTUDIOS INGLESES (Spring 2023)

updated: 
Friday, November 4, 2022 - 10:48am
Research project "Literature and Globalization 2 (LYG2): Communities of Waste"
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (RCEI) seeks two more submissions for a special issue on “Toxic Tales: Narratives of Waste in Post-Industrial North America,” guest-edited by Elsa del Campo Ramírez (Universidad Nebrija) and Sara Villamarín-Freire (Universidade da Coruña), to be published in spring 2023. 

Articles are expected to be 6,000-7,000 words in length and should be submitted by November 30th. Questions and submissions should be sent to Sara (sara.vfreire@udc.es) or Elsa (ecampo@nebrija.es).

 

The Ecology of Erasure

updated: 
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 11:49am
Louisiana State University - English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

The LSU English Graduate Student Association presents the 22rd annual Mardi Gras Conference: The Ecology of Erasure

February 15-17, 2023 | LSU Women’s Center | Hybrid Format

Political Animals- reclaiming the politics beyond humans ASLE conference

updated: 
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 11:43am
Jai Apate/ UC Davis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2022

"Hence it is evident that the state is a creation of nature, and that man is by nature a political animal."  This statement of of Aristotle is often interpreted as nonhumans not being concerned with politics and that politics is a prerogative of humans only. Political associations in a human society are often restricted to humans. However, contemporary research in ethology suggests that nonhuman communities and their associations are highly political. Similarly, the sixth mass extinction and the climate crisis have compelled humans to acknowledge that non-humans have always been a part of their political discourse and actions.  We invite papers that discuss humans and non-humans in political discourses and narratives.

FRAME 36.1 “Dying Wor(l)ds”

updated: 
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 11:38am
FRAME, Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

In “Land Sickness”, Nikolaj Schultz describes how he goes on vacation to “detach from the material consequences of [his] existence,” but upon arrival on a French island, he is once more faced with the material reality of existence, as the island’s coastline is eroding, caused by rising sea levels and the pressure of foreign tourism. He writes: “Neither Pareto, Marx or Bourdieu died in vain, but none of them offer a language sufficient to articulate the geo-social struggle for territory that unfolds on the island. I myself lack a language to understand what is happening.” How indeed, does one think and write about the world that is disappearing under our feet? 

Edith Wharton and Weather: Culture, Climate, and Change

updated: 
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 11:38am
American Literature Association Conference 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 5, 2023

American Literature Association

34th Annual Conference

May 25-28, 2023

The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Edith Wharton and Weather: Culture, Climate, and Change

 

There’s a lot of weather in Edith Wharton’s writing: storms, snow, heat, and wind. Among other questions, proposals might consider the following:

 

Ingenium2023 LAS VEGAS

updated: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 12:41pm
IngeniumCreatives
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Event:    Ingenium2023 LAS VEGAS

Hosted on the campus of the University of Nevada--Las Vegas (UNLV)

in the Student Union Ballrooms

May 22-25, 2023

 

Produced by:   IngeniumCreatives    

Contact:   cathy.allen@unlv.edu

 

Submission Deadline:    January 28, 2023

Submission Proposal link:  Ingenium 2023 Proposal Form

Human-Plant Entanglement: Thinking with Plants in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 10:58am
Ratul Nandi
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The human and plant relationship stretches back to the earliest of times, arguably 20,000 years ago when the prehistoric hunter-gatherers had not quite learned to domesticate the wild vegetal species that grew around them. Learning to domesticate the plants for their own use was a decisive moment that changed humans into an agricultural unit and left the promise of a quantum leap in human history. Indeed, for the last twenty millennia, humans and plants have co-evolved in such diverse but intimate ways that the history of one would be unthinkable without the history of the other.

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