Calls for Papers

Cultural Studies Association: Environment, Space, and Place Group

Environment, Space and Place Working Group CFP

The ENVIRONMENT, SPACE, AND PLACE Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association invites both general and themed submissions for the 16thAnnual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), to be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 31-June 2, 2018.

While the ESP Working Group has historically drawn from a deep-rooted engagement with geography, we welcome work from across all fields and interdisciplines concerned with the workings of nature and power, including but not limited to anthropology, ...

The Sowell Collection Conference

CFP: The Sowell Collection Conference

The deadline for submission is March 15, 2018.

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is hosting a conference in Lubbock, TX, April 19-21, 2018. Barry Lopez will be our featured speaker.

We accept both creative and scholarly papers/panels. We prefer creative work grounded in the natural world and critical/scholarly papers dealing in some way with writers whose work is included in the Sowell Collection. However, we always take a very broad (and we hope welcoming) approach to thoughtful ...

Global Congress on Sustainable Development

Global Congress on Sustainable Development:The Vedic Way Organized by FSLE-India & Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar, Punjab

April 11-12, 2018 Venue: Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar, Punjab

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Deadlines: Abstract Submission: March 10, 2018 Acceptance Notification: March 15, 2018 Full Paper Submission: March 30, 2018 Final Draft (Considered for the publication): May 11, 2018

For Further details Contact: Ramnita Sharda (Convener) Dean, Innovative Practices Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar New Delhi Mob: +91-9915297103 Email:

Rishikesh Kumar Singh(Co-Convener) President, FSLE-India, New Delhi Mob: +91-9891242768 Email:

Western Literature Association Conference 2018

Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States: Western Literature Association Conference 2018

The 2018 annual conference of the Western Literature Association will take place October 24-27 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. “Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States” is derived from this location. This region, at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, has been urban for thousands of years: Cahokia, directly across the river from today’s St. Louis, housed the largest pre-Columbian civilization north of Mexico and was long ...

New Nuclear Criticism: ASLE-sponsored panel for MLA 2019 (non-guaranteed)

ASLE-sponsored panel for MLA 2019 (non-guaranteed)

Do we need a new nuclear criticism? How can ecocritical frameworks and new archives and methods help us re-encounter “the nuclear” and re-assess its relationship to literature and culture?

For most, nuclear criticism was a blip on the radar of literary criticism. What began as an honest attempt to ground deconstruction and “high theory” in pragmatic, ethical matters all but ended with the fall of the Berlin wall, even as “the nuclear” in its many material and symbolic valences ...

Environmental Remediation: Genre, Visibility, and Ecological Crisis in African Literatures (African Lit. Association Panel)

This is a proposed panel for the African Literature Association Conference, to be held May 23-26, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Please send a 250-word abstract and brief bio to Katherine Hummel ( by February 2, 2018.

Remediation has emerged as a keyword in both new media studies and sustainability discourses. While Bolter and Grusin define it in terms of repurposing old media in new forms, Leerom Medovoi traces its ethically promising, yet politically empty rhetoric for environmentalism. Further, Medovoi asserts these dual definitions of ...

Rethinking “Alternative Worlds”: Emerging in the Here and Now of Emergency (ASA Panel)

CFP for American Studies Association Conference panel November, 2018 in Atlanta, GA

Rethinking “Alternative Worlds”: Emerging in the Here and Now of Emergency

Our panel seeks to make a slight pivot on the opening provocation of this year’s conference theme, “States of Emergence,” that “our sense of crisis must be thought alongside our constant commitment to challenging the calamities that beset us and to producing alternative—indeed better—worlds.” Rather than thinking of our sense of crisis and our commitment to challenging calamities as two things we might ...

Climate Change in Children’s and Young Adult Fiction (MLA 2019)

Climate Change in Children’s and Young Adult Fiction (MLA 2019)

Children’s Literature Association non-guaranteed session on children’s and young adult climate fiction (“cli-fi”) at MLA, Chicago, 3-6 January 2019

Often abbreviated as “cli-fi,” climate fiction is a new—and booming—genre of Anglophone literature that addresses and thus compels its readers to think about anthropogenic climate change. Recent work by Adam Trexler, Amitav Ghosh, and others has ignited a lively conversation in environmental literary studies about the genre—especially cli-fi novels, which dominate it. Although more and more ...

Thinking About Animals




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For the last two decades, the Department of Sociology at Brock University has promoted the field of Critical Animal Studies. Now, we invite activists and academics to join us for on March 1st-2nd, 2018 for another of our “Thinking About Animals” conferences. This time we will focus on two broad themes.

First, we ask participants to ...

Energy, Ecology, and the Culture of Cities

Energy, Ecology, and the Culture of Cities

International Symposium at National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

November 23-24, 2018

Keynote Lecture: Ursula K. Heise (UCLA)

There is a long tradition conceiving of the city as a kind of parasite – the seat of powerful elites which, as geographer Guy Brechin has argued with respect to San Francisco, syphon food, raw materials, and labor from the “contado,” as medieval Italians referred to the territory controlled by a particular city state. Marx and Engels described this uneven relationship in terms ...