This year the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) is experimenting with a two-part submission process intended to make the conference more participant-driven and democratic. The second step is this Call for PAPERS. Proposals must be submitted by December 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.
An International Conference organised by EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone) in collaboration with CECILLE (Centre d'Etudes en Civilisations, Langues et Lettres Étrangères)
International transdisciplinary symposium organized by HCTI (EA 4249) November 21-23, 2019 at the Université Bretagne Sud in Lorient, South Brittany, France.
The (re)emergence of populism(s), the increase in hate speech, and the resurgence of ethnic and religious violence and xenophobia—in what Pankaj Mishra has called “the age of anger”—all evince a complex web of relations and gestures toward the Other, which call the project of modernity into question.
We face an unparalleled historical situation of global multispecies suffering, variously known as the Anthropocene, or the New Climatic Regime, and signalled by alarming states of exposure and precarity in more-than-human worlds. The question of how to nurture liveable futures for 'us' – while also asking who and what might be included in this 'us' and with what consequences – depends on our abilities and willingness to re-negotiate means of entering into relations and, indeed, conversations with nonhumans, be they other species, microbes or machines.
What is now known as the environmental humanities has become a recognised and thriving field, and invaluable work that tackles the challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and energy consumption is being done in areas such as ecocriticism, human-animal studies, and environmental history...
CALL FOR PAPERS The 6th International Symposium on Literature and Environment in East Asia War and Peace: Militarism, Biopolitics and the Environment in East Asia October 20-21, 2018 National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan In this context, we would like to invite proposals that explore the question of war and peace and the environment in East Asia, and beyond.
The Guiding Question: [How can Ecology be Communicated through Culture?] The natural environment is not only the air we breathe, the water that covers most of the earth's surface, the plants and animals around us, it is everything that makes up our surrounding and affects our ability to live on the earth. The environment is that magical biosphere that encompasses the interaction of all living species, humans and non-human animals, climate, and natural resources.
International Symposium at National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan November 23-24, 2018 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...