18 Jun “Paradise on Fire”: CFP for ASLE conference in California
Please consider submitting a proposal for a panel or workshop for the 2019 ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) conference at the University of California at Davis.
Topics may include but are certainly not limited to: • reckoning with “paradise” in the face of colonial histories, environmental injustice, and ecological catastrophe • extinction, ecological imperialism, monstrosity, megafauna, and scale • gender, race and ecology in dystopian times • the proliferation of material and ideological walls around enclaves, states, and nations • climate fiction (CliFi), climate fact, and the future of ecological science studies • Afro-futurisms, Indigenous futurisms, Latinx futurisms, Asian futurisms, queer futurisms • California and beyond: exceptionalism, secession, natural and unnatural disasters, green gentrification (the L.A. River), evacuation zones, Sanctuary Cities and States, gated communities, immigration and Dreamers, Trump’s border wall, housing and being humane • The Trans-Pacific: imaginaries, cultures, materialities, flows
The deadline is September 1, 2018. For more information, please see: https://www.asle.org/wp-content/uploads/ASLE-2019-Call-for-Sessions.pdf