Aug 22, 2010

CfP: 9th Biennial Conference of the Assoc. for the Study of Literature

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) invites proposals for its Ninth Biennial Conference, to be held June 21-26, 2011, at Indiana University in Bloomington, on the theme of "Species, Space, and the Imagination of the Global." We seek proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, workshops, and other public
presentations connecting language, nature, and culture. As always, we welcome interdisciplinary approaches; readings of environmentally inflected fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; and proposals from outside the academic humanities, including submissions from artists, writers, practitioners, activists, and colleagues in the social and natural sciences. The conference theme seeks to engage with questions of humans' relation to nonhuman species, both plant and animal, and to
explore intersections between work on nonhuman species in disciplines such as biology, anthropology, philosophy, neuroscience, literature, and art. Our goal is to do so in a transnational framework that will allow us to reflect on how different historical, geographical and cultural contexts shape our encounters with the natural world and with environmental crises.

Participants are invited to submit paper proposals for 90-minute sessions. ASLE welcomes scholarly panels and creative writing presentations; proposals for hybrid or nontraditional panels should indicate the nature and purpose of the presentations' unique features. As in the past few years, we expect to receive more proposals than we can accommodate; therefore, not all proposals will be accepted. Proposals for fully constituted panels, which provide a thematic unity the program committee cannot always provide, will be given priority over individual paper proposals. We will accept paper and panel proposals in English and in Spanish, and we welcome panels in Spanish at the conference. We invite submissions for the following formats:

* 600-word proposals for 20-minute presentations in a traditional session, three per session, or 15-minute presentations in a traditional session, four per session
* 300-word proposals for informal presentations/ position papers in a roundtable organized around a single issue or question, four to twelve per session
* 300-word proposals for 8 minute presentations in a paper jam, six to seven per session

Proposals for pre-formed panels and roundtables should also include a 300-word abstract describing their purpose and the names and contact information of the participants. Accepted abstracts will be posted on the conference web site. For more detailed information on the different formats and for submission guidelines, please visit the conference website: .

All proposals must be submitted by Friday, November 5, 2010.
Notifications of accepted and rejected proposals will be e-mailed by
February 15, 2011.

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