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CFP: The GREEN Conference: Sustainability, Industrialization, and Environmental Knowledge (9/15/2019; 3/5-8/2019)

The GREEN Conference

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies

Los Angeles, California

March 5-8, 2020

What is the intersection between industrialization, the Anthropocene, and the birth of environmental science? How does the past inform our understanding of the green world, the greenback, and the browning of our sky?

Keynote Speakers: Professor Pablo Mukherjee, University of Warwick; Author of Postcolonial Environments, and Natural Disasters and Victorian Imperial Culture.

Hugo and Nebula Award Winner Kim Stanley Robinson; Author of Three Californias , The Mars Trilogy , The Years of Rice and Salt , and Red Moon

The 35th annual meeting of the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies association will be hosted in Los Angeles, March 5-8, 2020. INCS 2020 welcomes proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, or virtual panels (described below). Deadline for proposals: Sept. 15, 2019. To submit a proposal, or for inquiries, please contact us at: incs2020@gmail.com

Possible topics may include:

  • The Anthropocene and environmental degradation
  • Indigenous climate change studies
  • green writing
  • urban sustainability and reclamation
  • environmental arts
  • colorism and racial logics
  • greening blue/oceanic studies
  • the energy humanities
  • green architecture
  • the color of money
  • empire and climate change
  • plant culture & botanizing
  • fantasy and the environment
  • sustainability and rewilding
  • ableism and ecocriticism
  • the environmentalism of the poor
  • utopianism
  • accelerationism
  • new agencies & transpecies activism
  • ecotheory
  • industrial ecology
  • immaturity
  • green spaces and the commons
  • greenwashing
  • and sickness and ecologies of health

To promote sustainability, one panel stream will be virtual, with panels that join virtually from remote locations. Panels will link via teleconference to a room at the conference venue, and present papers and take questions via a two-way video feed. Virtual panels, as well as the keynote addresses, will also be broadcast online, including livechat support so that the panelists can take questions from their online audience. In proposing a virtual panel, the panelists agree to meet together at a single remote site during their panel session, and to provide a computer with video and audio support. INCS and USC will provide remote support, including browser-based teleconference software.

The goal is a net carbon-zero conference. The conference will be held in downtown Los Angeles, at an accessibility-friendly hotel, located at a major metro stop in order to facilitate travel by rail. There will be print-on-demand support at the venue to facilitate the printing of accessibility copies. The conference encourages participants to consider their travel options carefully for environmental impact. Participants will also have the option to support carbon offsetting at registration.

For more information, or to submit a proposal, please contact at: incs2020@gmail.com

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