Graduate Conference ENVIRONMENT: LAST CALL, McGill University, September 27-28, 2019


To whom it may concern,


on behalf of the Graduate Students Association of the department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at McGill University, I invite the graduate students in your department to the 2019 Graduate Conference ENVIRONMENT: LAST CALL. Please share the attached CFP widely. For any question, do not hesitate to send an email to


The conference will take place in Montreal, at McGill, on September 27-28, 2019. For any inquiry about the organization of the conference, please visit



Please submit an abstract of 250-500 words by July 1st 2019 to We will take into consideration abstracts in English and French from graduate students, but also high-quality contributions from independent scholars, artists and environmental activists. The aim of the conference is to stimulate a lively, trans-disciplinary, and multi-approach debate about how the Humanities can and do engage with the current environmental crisis. We therefore welcome scholars working in any field of the humanities, but we also accept contributions from different disciplines, like environmental or social sciences, architecture and geography, which focus on the issues addressed by the conference.



LAST CALL plans to have an evening exposé of visual creative works dealing with environmental topics addressed in the conference. Creative works include (but are not limited to): photography, digital visual works, short films, video art, videogames-as-art, etc.

For the submission proposal, please include a digital sample or link to your work/portfolio along with a detailed description of the project that does not exceed 500 words. Please be sure to include specific logistics to display/perform/screen this work in an exposé setting.

For further inquiries or specific requests, please contact the committee at:
We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts regarding, but not limited to, the following topics:
Climate change and its literary, cinematic, visual, aural, media representations
Mainstream vs. Counter-cultural accounts of nature and the environment
Human/Non-human interactions in the Anthropocene
Posthuman and Cyborg subjectivities
Animal studies and rights
Politics of the environment
Environmental (post)colonialism and equity
Nature and marginalized communities
Environmental activism and justice
Narratives of sustainability
Environmental policies and economics
Exploitation of resources and conservation efforts
Digital Environmental Humanities
Ecocriticism, environmental theories and otherness

Queer Ecocriticism



Paolo Saporito

PhD student in Italian Studies

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Room 448, 688 Sherbrooke West

McGill University, Montréal, H3A 3R1