Calls for Contributions

Book Proposals for Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series

Book proposals are invited for the Ecocritical Theory and Practice series, published by Lexington Books, an imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. This series highlights innovative scholarship at the interface of literary/cultural studies and the environment, seeking to foster an ongoing dialogue between academics and environmental activists. Works that explore environmental issues through literatures, oral traditions, and cultural/media practices around the world are welcome. The series features books by established ecocritics that examine the intersection of theory and practice, including both ...

Ecozon@: Iberian, Latin American, and Lusophone African Ecocriticism

Spring 2017 Special Issue of Ecozon@ on Iberian, Latin American, and Lusophone African Ecocriticism

Guest editors: Luis I. Prádanos (Miami University) and Mark Anderson (University of Georgia). Over the last few years, a body of transatlantic ecocriticism has emerged, engaging with cultural production from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean to study literary and other discourses on ecological issues in a comparative context. The circulation of animal and plant species, capital, commodities, development and land management practices, forms of activism and resistance, and other phenomena ...

Overpopulation

Oxford Literary Review 38.1 (2016): Overpopulation

Global “overpopulation”, considered the central environmental issue in the 1970s, became an almost taboo topic in the twenty-first century, often dismissed as drawing attention away from international capitalism as the primary cause of poverty and environmental destruction and at worst catering to forms of bigotry or oppression. Yet the environmental concerns still associated with question of populations–habitat destruction, mass extinction, global warming– resist being translated without remainder into the more morally and politically familiar issue of overconsumption.

Virginia Woolf’s ...

Journal of American Rootwork

The Journal of American Rootwork is calling for academic proposals Vol 1 Sec 2.  The Journal of American Rootwork examines Folk Traditions of African-American Slave Religions; Folk Healers and Granny Medicine; Healing and Ritual Traditions of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas (Post-European Colonization); Esoteric Religious Traditions and Practices of the Americas; Folk Traditions and the Folk Healing Practices of the antebellum American South.  Abstract proposals are accepted in the academic fields of the Social Sciences, Folklore, Humanities and the Fine Arts. ...

Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

We invite proposals for the first collection of essays to consider the “ecogothic” in nineteenth-century American literature.

The ecogothic is an emerging area of ecocriticism, materializing as a provocative category of analysis in EcoGothic, edited by Andrew Smith and William Hughes (Manchester University Press, 2013), as well as in a special issue of Gothic Studies, “The EcoGothic in the Long Nineteenth Century,” edited by David Del Principe and devoted to British, Irish, and Italian literature (May 2014). ...

Chapter Proposals for Women and Nature

May 1, 2015 Deadline.  Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Women and Nature. Contributions are welcome from the range of humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to literature, women’s studies, history, philosophy, communication studies, anthropology, psychology, sociology, economics, political science, and geography. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@ciis.edu by May 1, 2015. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book ...

Edited Collection: Modernism in the Green

7,000-8,000 word essays are invited for a volume exploring modernist literature’s engagement with national and municipal green spaces. The editors welcome contributions that explore modernist engagement with various planned green spaces as embodiments of new aesthetic principles, emergent political desires, disciplinary anxieties, and shifting cultural assumptions about nature during the first half of the 20th century. Such spaces include not only city and national parks but also community gardens, vacant lots, suburban home gardens, and institutional zones like the botanic gardens at Kew ...

The Dark Side of Nature

Call for Chapter Proposals: A major publishing company has expressed interest in a collection of ecocritical essays on the subject of “The Dark Side of Nature.”

In The Ecological Thought, eco-philosopher Timothy Morton has argued for the inclusion of “dark ecology” in our thinking about nature. Dark ecology, he argues, puts hesitation, uncertainty, irony, and thoughtfulness back into ecological thinking.” The ecological thought, he says, should include “negativity and irony, ugliness and horror.” Even Thoreau on Mt. Katahdin questioned the pathetic fallacy when he ...

Teaching Single Texts for Multiple Purposes

Special Issue of The CEA Critic Spring/Summer 2015

In the muse of the MLA’s “Approaches to Teaching” series, The CEA Critic announces a Special Issue that will center on approaches for teaching single texts. We have no restriction on what texts, exactly: they may be selected from across the sweep of British, American, and World literatures and may be traditional or little-known. We also understand the term “text” broadly to include modes and media other than print (film, for example). Our emphasis will be ...

Chapter Proposals for Literature and Ecofeminism; April 1, 2015 Deadline

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume on ecofeminist literary criticism titled Literature and Ecofeminism. Contributions covering a range of literary forms from diverse cultures and national traditions are welcome. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@ciis.edu by April 1, 2015. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by April 15, 2015. For accepted proposals first drafts of full chapters (8,000 – 9,000 ...