Calls for Papers

Thoreau Society Panels at ALA

The Thoreau Society is pleased to sponsor two panels at the upcoming ALA Conference on May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego ( We hope you will consider submitting a proposal and/or helping us to spread the word.

Thoreau in the Anthropocene:

While Thoreau is America’s touchstone prophet of Nature and the wild, he is also one of our earliest and best witnesses to the many ways the human world entangles and threatens the environment. What does it mean to read Thoreau from the midst of ...

The Popcultural Life of Science: Stories of Wonder, Stories of Facts

I International H/Story Seminar The Popcultural Life of Science: Stories of Wonder, Stories of Facts University of Silesia in Katowice 20.05.2020

For decades, we have been fed scientific and popcultural stories of the “we use only 10% of our brain capacity” sort. Recently, a set of new truths has been granted to us. For instance, in his 2014 popscience book Hirnrissig [Harebrained], the neurobiologist Henning Beck debunks 20 of the most widespread neuromyths, including the ubiquitous misconception that our brains work like superfast computers with limitless capacity ...

Petrocultures 2020: Transformations

CFP: Petrocultures 2020: Transformations

26-29 Aug. at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway

We live in turbulent times, and the role of petroleum is at the heart of global and local political debate. Indeed, a transition to a world without oil as its primary source of fuel and energy is needed if we want to reach the international climate targets, but the feasibility, realism and not least timing is strongly debated. Oil will indeed come to an end, but whether the closing date is ...

Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language & Media

Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media

Conference Date: April 3rd-4th, 2020 Deadline for Proposals: December 15, 2019 Theme: “Vision 2020: Seeing and Being Seen”

Call for Papers:

The 28th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media (MCLLM) at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, is currently accepting proposals for 15-20 minute presentations from individuals and panels. This year’s conference theme is Vision 2020: Seeing and Being Seen. This theme encourages argument-driven papers that explore topics concerned with representation and participation among a variety of identities (race, ...

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Eco-criticism & the Environment Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 40th annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. In addition to our regular areas, the 2020 conference will also be seeking submissions for special ...

Critical Theatre Ecologies

Call for Papers: Conference on Critical Theatre Ecologies

(Augsburg, Germany, 21-24 May 2020)

Deadline: 1 November 2019

The 29th annual conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) addresses the topic of Critical Theatre Ecologies.

We invite contributions on • Eco-Drama/Theatre: Drama and theatre studies within the field of environmental humanities; critical reflection of theatre and/as ecology; self-reflexive perspectives on nature and environment beyond the phantasm of totality; the precarious balance of universal interconnectedness, difference and contingency. • Eco-Spectators: What are the theatre’s ecological ...

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Sustainability and Global Engagement

Third Annual Widener University Symposium: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Sustainability and Global Engagement

Dates: January 8-12, 2020 Location: San Pedro de Poás, Alajuela, Costa Rica (CARES21)

Extended Deadline for Abstract Submission: October 28, 2019. Please submit queries and proposals of up to 250 words to: Coordinators: Stephen R. Madigosky, Professor & Chair of Environmental Science, & Beatriz Urraca, Professor of Spanish and Director of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies

More information:

CARES21 (Consortium for Agro-Ecological Research and Education in Sustainability in the 21st Century) is an initiative of Widener ...

Conference: Environmental Justice in Multispecies Worlds: Land, Water, Food

Call for proposals (graduate conference)

Environmental Justice in Multispecies Worlds: Land, Water, Food An interdisciplinary graduate student conference hosted by the Center for Culture, History, and Environment University of Wisconsin–Madison March 6-8, 2020

The Center for Culture, History, and Environment invites participants for an interdisciplinary graduate student conference to be held March 6-8, 2020, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, which occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land. This conference emerges from a multi-year conversation across departments at UW-Madison concerned with meaning of social and environmental justice in what ...

STREAMS: Transformative Environmental Humanities

This is a brief update for STREAMS in Stockholm 5–8 August 2020:

The first deadline for streams and films has been extended from Sept 30 to October 15. You are also welcome to submit proposals for individual papers, panels, debates, experimental sessions, and artistic interventions (Deadline November 30). Descriptions for all contributions can be found here.

Transformative Environmental Humanities

An International Environmental Humanities Conference hosted by KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory, Stockholm, Sweden

5–8 August 2020

Background The past decade has seen the emergence and rapid growth of a new field of ...

Communities of Engagement: Contesting Borders, Barriers and Walls in the Era of Climate Crisis (MESEA 2020)

Twelfth Biennial MESEA Conference May 27-30, 2020 University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus Campus Pyla, Larnaka, Cyprus

Communities of Engagement: Contesting Borders, Barriers and Walls in the Era of Climate Crisis

On November 9, 1989, the East Berlin’s Communist Party announced that citizens of the GDR were free to cross the country‟s borders, leading to speculations of a “world without borders.” Yet, as Elisabeth Vallet argues, a renewed emphasis on wall-building since this epoch-marking event has become a “global phenomenon.”1 As this trend is gaining new momentum with the ...

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