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SPIRITUAL PRACTICES, ARTS, AND COMMUNAL RESILIENCE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE ASIA

updated: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:45am
Mankun Liu and Pranab K Mandal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 5, 2022

This ASLE + AESS 2023 CONFERENCE PANEL highlights the role of Asian animist traditions and spiritual practices in the counter-worlding of the Anthropocene. Taking contemporary visual and performing arts as a vantage point of observation, it explores what common grounds are being formed among today’s arts, community resilience, environmental stewardship, and ontological inquiries when artists work with local communities in practicing and politicizing ritual dancing, chanting, rhyming, object-making, trance, healing, and worshiping, among other spiritual traditions.

“(i salute thee”: Receptions and Translations of E. E. Cummings (deadline 10/8/22; Louisville, 2/23-25/23)

updated: 
Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 6:28pm
The E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2022

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 50th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 23-25, 2023, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). 

General Call for Papers

updated: 
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 2:54am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Volume 6  Issue 1 Fall 2022

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Special Topic:Confluence-- Thomas Merton (CEA 3/30/23-4/1/23

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 1:50pm
College English Association + International Thomas Merton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

International Thomas Merton Society 

at the

College English Association

52nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

San Antonio, TX - Sheraton Gunter Hotel

March 30-April 1, 2023

Call for Papers

 

Call for Abstracts for Issue 15 of On_Culture (Autumn 2023): Present Futures

updated: 
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 9:40am
Isabella Kalte / International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus Liebig University Giessen
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Call for Abstracts for Issue 15 (Autumn 2023)

 

Present Futures

 

The present is great with the future.

—Gottfried Leibniz, 1703

 

In times when the present seems to be facing an imminent – and immanent – crisis, we want to take a step forward and investigate how various concepts and imaginaries of the future can be made fruitful for the present. The 15th issue of On_Culture seeks to explore forms of present futures – futures that manifest in the present and a/effect it – to provide new approaches and critical perspectives to thinking about the future in the study of culture. 

Cultures of Agriculture, ASLE at the ALA

updated: 
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 9:36am
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

This is a call for papers for the ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) Panel at the American Literature Association Conference: May 25-28, 2023, The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA (in person).

 

Papers on any of the following topics in any period of American literature (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction) are especially welcome:

 

Literature of/and “accidental” farming

Literature of/and urban agriculture or community supported agriculture

Eco-georgics

Agriculture and the wild

Literature of/and food (in)security or deserts

Lineages of literary farming

NEW TRENDS IN GLOBAL SOUTH HUMANITIES

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:39pm
ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY, INDIA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Papers

 

              JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARTS 

ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY

                                    (VOL. 15, 2022-2023)

ISSN   2348-9871

“New Trends in Global South Humanities”

Exploring the Outer and Meta Spaces of Resilience

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 23, 2023

This panel focuses on the political, cultural, and societal narratives of outer space. We suggest that the narratives and discourses that surround space exploration, threats from space, or even future colonization of space can provide insights into the logics and counter-logics of resilience as they inform how we ought to and who ought to live with environmental destruction, information capitalism, neoliberalism, and the remaining infrastructures of colonialism.

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:34pm
Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes offers a forum for these questions and critical approaches surrounding the culture of disasters, catastrophes, accidents, and apocalypses in global art, literature, media, film, and popular culture. Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes will address broader disciplinary topics and innovative intersections of humanities, musicology, social science, literature, film, visual art, psychology, game studies, material culture, media studies, ecology, and information technology.

NeMLA 2023 CfP - Modern and Current Environmental Crises in Italy

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:25pm
NeMLA 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Please consider submitting an abstract for the NeMLA session "Modern and Current Environmental Crises in Italy" (54th Annual NeMLA Convention March 23-26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, NY). The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2022. You can submit an abstract for this session here:https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19857 Session Abstract: Now more than ever it is important to interrogate the impact and discourses of the modern and contemporary environmental crises afflicting the world. This panel takes an interdisciplinary approach in order to explore the meaning of such key terms as “environment,” “ecology,” “nature” within the Italian context.

Writing Catastrophe/Centering Realism: Textualizing Capitalism’s Disasters

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:23pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In the current moment, there is no paucity of catastrophe writing. From apocalyptic speculative fiction, cli-fi, and other textual forms of disaster writing, catastrophe is too often conceived of as environmental events or disasters that already have occurred (tsunami; forest fires; hurricanes and floods) or will reliably occur in the future. Part of the problem with this textualization is that catastrophe often is seen as an event rather than a process. More pointedly, our critical attention has been (understandably) trained on the effects and harms of climate change rather than on capitalism’s disastrous drive for surplus extraction that renders life unlivable for millions in the here and now.

NeMLA 2023: Beyond Apocalypse: Rethinking Genres of Climate Change

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 8:04am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In the documentary This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein describes the limits of depicting climate change as the inevitable result of human nature driven by greed and competition. As Klein argues, this story of climate change diminishes social agency, promotes powerlessness, and displaces solutions beyond the repetition of the status quo. Several years later, capitalist realism and apocalypse remain primary modes through which climate futures are envisioned in news media, film, television, and literature.

Eco-Concepts: Critical Reflections in Emerging Ecocritical Theory and Ecological Thought

updated: 
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 9:00am
Editors: Cenk Tan, İsmail Serdar Altaç
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS - CHAPTER SUBMISSION COMPLETED

Please find call for chapters for our forthcoming book: ECO-CONCEPTS: Critical Reflections in Emerging Ecocritical Theory and Ecological Thought to be published by Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) in 2023.

Virginia Woolf and Ecologies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:14pm
The 32nd Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

 

32nd Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf

June 8 – 11, 2023

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL, USA

 

Ecology (noun): ecol·​o·​gy |  \ i-ˈkä-lə-jēn. 

plural ecologies 

1a: The branch of biology that deals with the relationships between living organisms and their environment. Also: the relationships themselves, esp. those of a specified organism. 

1c: In extended use: the interrelationship between any system and its environment; the product of this. 

Oxford English Dictionary, “ecology n.”

 

Natural-Cultural Relationships or Representations of Animals in Global Anglophone/Postcolonial Novels

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:02pm
2023 NeMLA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Postcolonial ecocriticism or environmental theory has been a flourishing field of inquiry over the past two decades. Literary critics have been using this theory to examine the complex relationship between literature, culture, and the environment in diverse global Anglophone or postcolonial novels. With the intensification of globalization in the 1990s, there has been an explosion of local environmental movements in the global south protesting neoliberal capitalist agendas, despite their respective governments’ promises of development, modernity, and progress in order to “catch up” with the West. These local struggles have arisen out of specific socio-historical circumstances and differ vastly from each other.

If A Lion Could Talk…: Knowing Animals, Knowing Ourselves

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:48pm
Brandeis University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

If A Lion Could Talk…: Knowing Animals, Knowing Ourselves

The 16th annual Brandeis Graduate Student Conference—“If A Lion Could Talk…: Knowing Animals, Knowing Ourselves”—will be held March 31, 2023.

Critical Misanthropy

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:45pm
University of Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Critical Misanthropy Conference

25th, 26th, and 27th January 2023
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Organisers: Eva Meijer and Emelia Quinn

ASLE + AESS 2023: Reclaiming the Commons

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:33pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2023

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) are excited to announce that they will hold their next conference jointly in Portland, Oregon on July 9-12, 2023 at the Oregon Convention Center.  The theme of the conference will be “Reclaiming the Commons.”  This event will offer opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, networking and professional development with a variety of sessions sponsored by both organizations.  Call for proposals from ASLE is below, and will be issued soon from AESS, and registration will open in early 2023.  Details can be found on the respective websites: 

Natural Spaces and Managed Wilderness: Mediation in National and State Parks

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 7:55pm
Jillian Boger (University of Rhode Island) / Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Panel Session, NeMLA’s 54th Annual Convention in Niagara Falls, March 23-26

 

State and national parks alike often function with the purpose of stewardship over the environment and historical spaces across the country, but their design often may provide instruction on how to read the space. Though the National Park Services states that their conservation of these spaces leaves natural resources “unimpaired,” parks are places which are highly mediated in service of their use to visitors in those spaces; likewise, parks are subject to rhetorics of space and their construction may contain explicit or implicit messaging about how people are supposed to engage with the world around them.

 

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society Panel (ALA Fall 2022 Symposium) DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2022 - 8:36pm
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society, American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 12, 2022

CFP – ALA Fall 2022 Symposium – Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society – Deadline: 9.1.2022American Literature Association – Fall 2022 Symposium“The Historical Imagination in American Literature”

October 27-29, 2022

Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, NM

Designing, Teaching, Leading, & Theorizing Out-of-the-Box Student Travel (Domestic or Int’l; Edited Collection)

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 1:19pm
Jeff Birkenstein & Irina Gendelman
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

CFP: Designing, Teaching, Leading, & Theorizing Out-of-the-Box Student Travel (Domestic or Int’l; Edited Collection)

We seek essays of 3,000-5,000 words for an edited collection that explores unique and out-of-the-box faculty-led student travel, whether abroad or domestically. This book intends to argue for unique and innovative forms of undergraduate student travel, travel that eschews the sadly ubiquitous pre-packaged and overpriced program. We anticipate having three major sections: articles exploring the a) theory, b) implementation, and c) teaching (both in and outside the classroom, depending) of such journeys.

 

(Deadline Approaching) SF and Societal Vulnerability: Fragility, Collapse, and Transformation

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 7:17am
Jonathan Elmore Savannah State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

COVID showed us what we already knew, how fragile global capitalist societies are and how unresilient they become when the structures get shocked. Some of those structures deserve to be destroyed (authoritarianism, nationalism, racism, colonialism, labor exploitation, e.g.); others need to be shored up or replaced with even better institutions and practices (healthcare, the planetary ecosystem, wealth equity, social justice, e.g.). When these fragile structures fail, their failures disproportionately affect those least able to bear the harm. And, around the world, the harmful effects of exploitative structures are repeatedly discriminatorily directed.

 

cfp - "Roads of America" [NeMLA panel]

updated: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 11:17pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

**This cfp is for an already-acceped panel at the NeMLA conference. NeMLA is taking place in person March 23-26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, New York. **

Symposium: ‘Toxic’! Toxicity In-Between the Humanities and Natural Sciences

updated: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 2:52am
Chair of English Literature and British Cultural Studies, University of Würzburg
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2022

‘Toxic’! Toxicity In-Between the Humanities and Natural Sciences // 18 Nov. 2022 (09.00-17.00 CET)

 

Toxicity and intoxication surround us: If anything, the resurgence of the terms in the late 2010s reminds us of this statement’s basic truth. Toxic masculinity, for example, has become a rallying cry against problematic gender norms, while Britney Spears’ 2003 mega-hit ‘Toxic’ has become a queer anthem conjuring the ‘poison paradise’. The future of our planet is decided at the dead banks of toxic rivers, with people living on toxic soil and drowning in an increasing mass of toxic waste. In the Western world, lifestyle-gurus promise ‘mental detox’ while an opioid crisis ravages the United States.

Thinking with a River: Housatonic Valley History and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 11:24am
Jacob Remes and Sheila Liming
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Thinking With a River: Housatonic Valley History and Culture
Edited by Sheila Liming and Jacob A.C. Remes

Abstracts due February 1, 2023

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