Calls for Contributions

Victorian Ecocriticism: The Politics of Place and Environmental Justice

Victorian Ecocriticism: The Politics of Place and Early Environmental Justice

Dewey W. Hall, Editor California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Call for Papers: Lawrence Buell’s The Environmental Imagination (1995) explains: “Place being by definition [is] perceived or felt space, space humanized, rather than the material world taken on its own terms” (253). Victorian Ecocriticism invites article-length papers (e.g., 15-20 pages and/or abstracts) that examine the influence of socio-political factors on “space humanized” discussed by seminal writers during the Victorian era. For example, Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote “The Cry ...

Writing for Animals: An anthology for writers and instructors to educate and inspire

Ashland Creek Press is currently accepting nonfiction submissions for a new anthology, Writing for Animals: An anthology for writers and instructors to educate and inspire.

From Franz Kafka’s Report to the Academy to Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are Completely Beside Ourselves, animals have played a central role in literature. Increasingly, writers are playing a central role in advancing awareness of animal issues through the written word.

And yet little has been written about the process of writing about animals—from crafting point of view to voice. ...

Green Computer and Video Games

Green Computer and Video Games, Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 8.2, Autumn 2017 Guest editors: John Parham (University of Worcester, UK) and Alenda Chang (University of California, Santa Barbara)

In Last Child in the Woods (2008) Richard Louv indicts computers and game consoles as part of his thesis that the generations of children born since the 1970s are suffering from ‘nature-deficit disorder’. Yet gaming, now, is an enormous growth industry while, correspondingly, computer or video games are rapidly becoming a key area ...

Edited Collection on Water: Going with and against the Flow: Critical Essays on Water in Contemporary Literature and Film

Going with and against the Flow: Critical Essays on Water in Contemporary Literature and Film (edited by Paula Farca)

Call for papers for an edited collection exploring water in contemporary literature and film (any genre, any country). More specifically, this edited book will look at how intersections between water-environment-energy play out in literature and film. Scholars of all disciplines are encouraged to submit.

Possible topics include: Cultural traditions involving water; Water-human connection; Water scarcity; Water conservation; Water-energy nexus; Water-land relationship; Water pollution; Water and ethics; ...

Handbook of Climate Change Communication

Handbook of Climate Change Communication

Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Ulisses Azeiteiro, Evangelos Manolas, Anabela Mariza Azul


Climate change is one of the most important challenges of modern times. But even though more information, communication and education on matters related climate change are urgently needed, there is a paucity of specialist publications addressing this important theme. This book will therefore fill in a gap in the literature, being the first publication to holistically address the need for climate change information, with information, examples, case studies and ...

Environmental Trajectories: Modes, Debates, Reconfigurations

English Language Notes (ELN) Issue 55.1 (Spring/Summer 2017)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Environmental Trajectories: Modes, Debates, Reconfigurations

ELN announces a new volume bringing together scholars in the humanities to critically engage current trajectories in the burgeoning area of environmental humanities. In recent decades, academic study of the origins, sources, and social, economic, and political consequences of cultural understandings and representations of the “environment” has moved to the forefront of much new work in the humanities. This work, in fields such as literary studies, cultural and post-colonial ...

Chapter proposals for Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, due by May 15, 2016. This volume will explore the intersection between transgender studies and ecology, with contributions from an international group of scholars representing a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to such fields as literary criticism, gender studies, environmental studies, history, philosophy, religious studies, women’s studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science.

Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, ...

Edited Collection on Southeast Asian Ecocriticism

With its origins in the late twentieth-century writings of Raymond Williams in England, Lawrence Buell in the United States, and literary scholars in Australia and New Zealand, coupled to recent theoretical developments in other regions of Europe, the scholarly field of ecocriticism has borne, throughout much of its short history, a distinct Anglophone imprint. The edited work East Asian Ecocriticisms (2013, eds. Estok and Kim) has begun to shift the historical emphasis by turning an ecocritical eye to Asia and, more specifically, the ...

Call for Book Chapters: Sustainability and the City: Urban Poetics and Politics

To be considered for “Sustainability and the City: Urban Poetics and Politics,” an edited collection under contract with Lexington Books, an imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, for its Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series (, we invite chapters of 6000-8000 words on the relationship between sustainability and the city as represented in literature, film, or other art of any period and culture. We are especially interested in chapters that speak to urban communities of the Global South or to minority or ...

Climate Realism

Climate Realism: The Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere

Edited by Lynn Badia, Marija Cetinić, and Jeff Diamanti

Climate Realism names the challenge of representing and conceptualizing climate in the era of climate change. Climate has traditionally referenced the weather it gathers, the mood it creates, and the settings it casts. In the era of the Anthropocene — the contemporary epoch in which geologic conditions and processes are overwhelmingly shaped by human activity — climate indexes not only atmospheric forces but the whole of human ...