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"This is You Beyond You": Representing the Present through Speculative Futures [ACLA SEMINAR]

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Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 10:53am
ACLA 2023 Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

"This is You Beyond You": Representing the Present through Speculative Futures

Seminar proposal for ACLA's annual meeting

https://www.acla.org/you-beyond-you-representing-present-through-specula...

 

"This is you beyond you. After and with the consequences of fracking past peak oil. After and with the defunding of the humanities. ... After the end of the world. After the ways we have been knowing the world" -- Pauline Gumbs, M Archive

“Tell me,” he says, “have you ever heard of something called a moon?” -- NK Jemisin, The Fifth Season

Travel and Literature at CEA 2023 (March 30-April 1)

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:12am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 52nd annual conference, March 30-April 1, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas. Submit your 250-500 word abstract at https://www.conftool.pro/cea2023.  

Call for Contributions Edited Volume "Women Who Write Animals"

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Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:57pm
Lorraine Kerslake / University of Alicante
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 23, 2022

Contributions are sought for a volume that seeks to rethink and recover the history and future of English-speaking female authors who wrote about animals (as scientists, popularizers, storytellers, novelists and poets) from the late eighteenth to the early twenty-first century. We seek to explore the question of how female writers conceive nature and represent animals from a feminist perspective by examining their role in the reconstruction of nature and looking at how they represent non-human animals and their/our relationship with them. The collection aims to pay tribute to what Anglophone female writers did in the name of nature and local wildlife by recovering their contributions and reviewing history.

The “Safe Animal” Sensibility - ACLA 2023

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Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:51pm
Jiwon Rim and Yea Jung Park
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This panel invites discussions on the contemporary politics of the “safe animal” in literature and media—in all the registers and valences of “safe.” An overworked but underexplored cultural trope, safe animals are constantly in demand across various forms of popular media: animal memes and pet-related small talk are the safest conversation starters, “cute” cat pictures always promise to comfort, and ample cultural scaffolding is in place to help us stick to animals that are safe. For example, the website Does the Dog Die, a crowdsourced platform for “emotional spoilers” about movies and other popular media, promises to protect viewers from “upsetting” material including the death of animals.

ACLA 2023 seminar: Imperial Mobilities: 20 and 21st-Century “Auto-fictions”

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Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:28pm
Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Theorists like Henri Lefebvre (1968), Guy Debord (1981), and John Urry (2004) have long drawn attention to the shifting social and cultural significance of the automobile. In the US, Paul Gilroy argues,“Cars emerged as a potent presence in the newly imperial nation’s potent fantasies of metropolitan order, commerce, and reform” (Gilroy 2010, 33).

ASLE Conference Proposed Roundtable: Regionalism and Ecohorror

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Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:23pm
Carter Soles, SUNY Brockport & Stacey Anh Baran, UC Davis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 2, 2022

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

July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon

On the topic of regional literature, authors Sherrie A. Inness and Diana Royer write, “[W]e find our subjectivities profoundly influenced by our locatedness” (6) – that our personal relationships with land and place are inherently connected to the discourses of socio-cultural conflicts and tensions which emerge from these defined regional spaces. Through the lens of ecohorror, we aim to examine literary and visual representations of regional identity-making as they intersect with (and are informed by) the uncertainties and fears specific to their locality.

Cybernetic Poetics and New Approaches to Understanding Literature

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Monday, October 17, 2022 - 10:37pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

2023 ACLA CFP: Cybernetic Poetics and New Approaches to Understanding Literature

We are organizing a seminar called “Cybernetic Poetics and New Approaches to Understanding Literature” for the 2023 American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting, which will take place in Chicago March 16-19, 2023. If you are interested in joining us, we will need an abstract (around 25o words) with title submitted to our seminar via the ACLA online portal by October 31, 2022. Please feel free to reach out to the organizers with questions!

Rethinking Timescapes in the Gulf South

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Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:22am
Eric Anderson
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

ASLE 2023—July 9-12, 2023—Portland, Oregon This panel sets out to frame the Gulf South as a space in which the forces of settler colonial plantations and their petrochemical afterlives have made linear time's inadequacy especially apparent. We are interested in work that takes up the ways writers, artists, and performers in the Gulf South develop methods of resistance to settler colonialism in the Plantationocene by interrupting or disputing linear time.

Reclaiming Militarized Lands

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Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:15am
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

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

ACLA: Environment as Comparative Method

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Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:10am
American Comparative Literature Association 2023 Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Organizer: Christine Okoth (christine.a.okoth@kcl.ac.uk)

Co-Organizer: Trisha Remetir (trisha.remetir@ucr.edu)

We are seeking participants for a seminar for the 2023 American Comparative Literature Association Meeting, which will take place at the Sheraton Grand in Chicago, Illinois, March 16-19, 2023.

In ACLA seminars, participants share drafts of their work with seminar panelists prior to the conference. The seminar meets over multiple days to discuss their pre-circulated drafts.

The Ecocritical First Person

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:09am
American Society for the Study of Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

This CFP is for a guaranteed panel sponsored by the Thoreau Society
2023 ASLE + AESS Conference: “Reclaiming the Commons”
July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon

Borders of New Earth: Blue Ecocriticism, Geophilosophy and Decoloniality

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Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:42pm
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Very few attempts have been made so far to decolonize the expanse of Blue Humanities, yet it stands as an ensemble of creative renewals. With Ian Buchanan’s ‘Must we eat Fish’ we get to encounter the topography of such renewals. With his essay Buchanan effects a relation between ‘the foundational non-humanity of our being’ and oceans while Probyn, whose standpoint he critiques, seeks a persistence of exploitative humanist relationality with the same in the guise of “amplifying the level of felt relatedness to it”.

American Literature Association 2023 Cormac McCarthy Sessions

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 1:02pm
American Literature Association/Cormac McCarthy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

American Literature Association Annual Conference

Boston, MA

May 25-28, 2023

The Cormac McCarthy Society will sponsor three sessions at the American Literature Association Annual Conference in 2023.

 Topics Open.

Papers on The Passenger and Stella Maris are especially welcome 

Please submit proposals with one-page abstracts to Steven Frye, California State University, Bakersfield, at sfrye@csub.edu

Multispecies Entanglements in Literatures of the Global South: ACLA 2023

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Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:47pm
Thakshala Tissera/University of Massachusetts Amherst and Sreyashi Ray/University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

This panel aims to bring together the theoretical, methodological and political concerns of literary animal studies and postcolonial studies. As theoretical frameworks, the intersection of the two is not always free of contention. For instance, certain seminal postcolonial texts such as Frantz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth have been noted to affirm a strongly humanist position in advancing the political project of reclaiming the humanity of the racialized, colonized subject. Nevertheless, the last decade has seen the growth of a significant body of work in literary studies and other disciplines that considers multispecies entanglements from postcolonial perspectives.

Caribbean Literature, Art, and Environmental Activism

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Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:46pm
Journal of West Indian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Writers, filmmakers, musicians, and other arts performers have taken a leading role in protesting governmental failure and corporate responsibility for environmental destruction and disaster across the Caribbean. In the 2000s, Caribbean writers, filmmakers, visual and other artists have spoken truth to power in Puerto Rico and Dominica after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, in the struggle to preserve Jamaica’s Cockpit country from bauxite mining, and against extractive industries, tourism, and other environmentally destructive forms of development. In fact, writers and artists have been documenting, illuminating, and protesting environmental destruction since Caribbean cultural traditions emerged.

 

Energy Humanities and the Eighteenth Century

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Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 8:21pm
ASECS: American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 24, 2022

It is common for studies in the Energy Humanities to identify the “late eighteenth century” as a backstory to the cultures, industries, and sciences of coal that emerged in the nineteenth century. This panel is interested in questioning that periodization with more complex genealogies or alternate imaginaries of energy throughout the eighteenth century.

Environmental Justice Pedagogies: Performance and Activism in the Humanities

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Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 6:18pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

54th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 23-26, 2023

University of Buffalo

Niagara Falls, NY

 

Environmental Justice Pedagogies: Performance and Activism in the Humanities; ASLE Session

Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)

 

Video games and environmental imaginaries of the Anthropocene - American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2023

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 11:30am
Kaitlin Moore
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) - Chicago, Illinois, March 16-19, 2023

Video games and environmental imaginaries of the Anthropocene

From cold, creeping survival in the Canadian tundra to neon-cathode dreams of a geoengineered utopia, from the weed-choked ruins of far distant future cities to the shattered landscapes caught under the shadow of nuclear annihilation, numerous video game titles across multiple platforms have in recent years contended with the political ecologies, environmental implications, and apocalyptic manifestations of the Anthropocene.

Civilizing Animals @ ACLA 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:30am
Keridiana Chez
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

      In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the botanist declares to the utopia-planning narrator: “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.” Yet humanity’s civilizations have often been in tension with nonhuman animals: the dog-loving botanist imagines friendly, amenable pet animals bred and reared to emotionally service human needs while the utopianist envisions packs of mangy, diseased strays terrorizing a metropolis.

Postcolonial Ecospheres: Principles, Policies & Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:29am
Goutam Majhi, Sadhan Chandra Mahavidyalaya
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 7, 2022

A One-Day International Interdisciplinary Conference

on

Postcolonial Ecospheres: Principles, Policies & Politics

Conducted by

Department of English, Sadhan Chandra Mahavidyalaya

 

(Date of Conference- 15 November, 2022 (Tuesday))

 

Concept Note:

Literature and Place-based Pedagogy (Roundtable), NeMLA

updated: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 7:15am
Dr. Jamie Carr, Niagara University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Universities increasingly recognize the value of connecting students to local communities to promote concepts of care: volunteerism, problem-solving, stewardship. What role does literature play in place-based community engagement? How does reading or writing ‘literatures of place’ (regional or environmental literature, travel or nature writing, ecopoetry) connect students to a place and contribute to place-based solutions?

Literary Druid - Regular Issue

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 10:24am
Maheswari Publishers (The publishing unit of PANDIAN EDUCATIONAL TRUST- TN32D0026797)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

Literary Druid is a journal that destinies to foster research and creative writing in English. It welcomes all nationals to contribute for learning and research purposes. The perspective of Literary Druid is to create a niche platform for academicians and patrons to share their intellect to enrich the English language and Literature. I welcome all to learn and share.

IMPACTS--The 30th Anniversary Issue of Configurations

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Friday, September 30, 2022 - 10:17am
Configurations Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Call for Papers: Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology

IMPACT: The 30th Anniversary Issue 

Representations and Visions of the Future in Modernist Literature

updated: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 5:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) - 54th Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Several examples of literature produced from the late Victorian age narrate great concerns about the future and the destiny of humanity, concerns that would be significantly exacerbated in the twentieth century by the First World War, soon followed by the Second, the unspeakable savagery of Nazis, the nuclear detonations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and, last but not least, by the terror of a nuclear apocalypse during the long Cold War. Modernism appears thus as a cultural movement that, as Vincent Sherry maintains, “works most indicatively within an imaginative concept of time interrupted”, of a time that presents itself basically as provisional and utterly deprived of a future.

CFP 2nd International Conference on Rhythm and Art (Buenos Aires, 11-12 May 2023)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 12:45pm
NOVA University of Lisbon (Portugal), National University of Arts (Argentina), National University of the Center of the Province of Buenos Aires (Argentina), General Direction of Artistic Education in Ministry of Culture - CA Buenos Aires (Argentina)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Presentation of papers according to thematic axes. We invite researchers and artists interested in reflecting on the encounters and disagreements between rhythm and art, in the following guidelines:

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