Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada / Association pour la littérature, l'environnement et la culture au Canada


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Paradise on Fire

ASLE Thirteenth Biennial Conference, June 26-30 2019, University of California Davis


This year we are experimenting with a two-part submission process intended to make the conference more participant-driven and democratic. The first step is this Call is for PANELS. We are also issuing a call for Pre/Post Conference Workshop proposals at this time. Proposals may be submitted until Sept. 1, 2018.

The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada, Issue 17.2

Special issue on the role of art in environmental activism, for publication in spring 2019.

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Deadline: January 7, 2019

Graduate Course in Integrated Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences

Bárðardalur, northern Iceland, 20-30 August 2018
The Svartárkot Culture-Nature Project offers an intensive graduate summer course:
Human Ecology and Culture at Lake Mývatn 1700-2000: Dimensions of Environmental and Cultural Change

An interdisciplinary course is offered in the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences, located at Bárðardalur, northern Iceland, connecting local communities and issues with global developments, studying the Lake Mývatn area and the Bárðardalur valley on the banks of the glacial Skjálfandafljót river with its magnificent waterfalls. The course encompasses a unique blend of lectures and experiences of cultural histories embedded in landscapes.
Aimed at masters and doctoral-level study, this summer course based at the northern edge of the Icelandic highland wilderness addresses questions of long‐term societal resilience in the face of changing climate and society, natural resources, effects of early globalization and anthropogenic transformation of landscapes and ecosystems. The course also welcomes professors and scholars looking for new insights and inspirations in post-and transdisciplinary methods.

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Call for Submissions: “Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change”

Special Issue of  Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

Synoptique is inviting submissions for an upcoming special issue entitled “Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change.” The focus of this issue will be on the increasing entanglements of global economies of extraction and the circulation of media. The title of this issue is inspired by Jennifer Gabrys’ “becoming environmental” of sensory technologies (2016), where computational media becomes constitutive to the very environment, and subject formation within it, rather than simply operating in the environment as a backdrop. We propose to expand this imperative to the distinctive ways media—from computation, infrastructures, screens, technologies of circulation, and different modes of visualization—become environmental, remaining attentive to how these emerging human/nonhuman relations are constantly reconfigured, if not naturalized, via the state, global market, or other ideological projects.

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Chapter Proposals for “Ecofeminist Science Fiction”

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Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume titled Ecofeminist Science Fiction. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to by February 1, 2018. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by February 15, 2018. For accepted proposals, first drafts of full chapters (5,000 words) are due by June 1, 2018, and final versions are due August 1, 2018.

Wrack Zone: ALECC Biennial Conference, 20-23 June 2018 at the University of Victoria, on the traditional lands of the Songhees and Esquimalt peoples

Deadline: September 30, 2017

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Past calls can be viewed here.