Calls for Contributions

Juxtapositions

The Haiku Foundation is realizing one of its earliest aspirations with the creation of the first journal dedicated to haiku research and scholarship. The inaugural issue of Juxtapositions will be released in Spring 2015, see full information and CFP here: http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/juxta/.

We aim for a broad coverage of the territory, and people engaged in the study of haiku in any language, along with relevant historical and contemporary literary, social and/or cultural studies would be most welcome in our pages. Thank you in advance, and ...

Modernism and the Anthropocene

Edited Volume on Modernism and the Anthropocene Deadline for Proposals: March 31, 2015

Edited by Jon Hegglund, Washington State University and John McIntyre, University of Prince Edward Island

We are seeking 500-word proposals for submissions to a collection of essays exploring the representation of the Anthropocene within modernist literature and culture. As a whole, the volume examines the emerging and complex relationship between Anglo-American modernism and its geological, climatological, and deep historical contexts, as it is articulated in a range of literary texts, movements, and expressions in ...

Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking America

Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking America is seeking the best, freshest, and most insightful new writing that considers the implications of fracking. The editors seek prose and poetry that speaks to the complexity of fracking, conveys a sense of place, and includes personal experience. Published by Ice Cube Press, Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America will be the first anthology of creative writing to explore fracking in the United States. The editors seek provocative prose, rooted in story, ...

Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies: Italy and the Environmental Humanities

We need new figurations for the humanities. We need to explore intellectual pathways in which critique goes together with creativity. We need critical practices that, defamiliarizing consolidated patterns of thinking, escort us out of the safety zones in which anthropocentrism, Eurocentrism, sexism, speciesism, ableism, constitute the normal discourse of our cultural paradigms. These inspiring ideas were expressed by the philosopher Rosi Braidotti in her keynote lecture on “Posthumanist Paradoxes” held in Zurich at the 2014 Conference of the American Association for Italian Studies. ...

PLANT HORROR / THE MONSTROUS VEGETAL

The recent critical “nonhuman” turn asks, as Elizabeth Grosz has eloquently put it, about all those “animal, plant, and material forces that surround and overtake the human.” Of all those “forces,” it is perhaps the plant that has been most neglected, although that neglect is being redressed in such recent publications as Matthew Hall’s Plants as Persons: A Philosophical Botany (2011), Michael Marder’s Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life (2013), and Randy Laist’s Plants and Literature: Essays in Critical Plant Studies (2013). Theorists ...

Sustainability in/and Writing Intensive Courses

As colleges and universities continue to seek ways to connect students both to campuses and to the world around them, sustainability-themed courses are gaining popularity, yet there is a dearth of work exploring both theoretical approaches to and best practices for such efforts. Thus, the editor of this proposed volume seeks contributions for possible publication in Lexington Books’ Ecocritical Theory and Practice series focusing on the fusion of sustainability-centered curricula with writing-intensive courses. Papers on any aspect of challenges, problems, and/or successes related ...

Conrad and Nature: Ecology, Environment and Animals in Joseph Conrad’s Writings

The editors seek contributions to a new volume examining the ways that Joseph Conrad imagines earth, environment, nature, ecology, and nonhuman animals in his writings. From sea to jungle, from rivers to parks, from animals to weather, Joseph Conrad’s writings constantly engage the natural world. Conrad and Nature will gather fresh critical thinking about Conrad and the natural world to open new perspectives on Conrad and to broaden the archive of environmental criticism.

All theoretical frames and perspectives from the field of environmental criticism ...

What Constitutes Food: Edited Collection

Food culture has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, moving to the forefront of many global and local cultural discourses. Among these discourses are the revival of old and/or dying culinary traditions, the promotion of exotic or underappreciated dishes, global fusion cooking, food and travel, ethical food consumption, the political and social dimensions of food production and consumption, and an examination of the potential for, and limitations to, eating sustainably. While much attention has been paid to practical, aesthetic, and social considerations of ...

Queering Nature: Online Themed Issue at The Fourth River

Queering Nature: Online Themed Issue at The Fourth River (Fall 2015). Heteronormative/queer. Natural/unnatural. Human/animal. Urban/wild. These binaries reveal heteronormative privilege, along with its assumption of dominance over nature and its definition of what’s natural. But what if the world in which we live has always been naturally queer, and language has yet to reveal it?

Guest-edited by Dakota Garilli and Michael Walsh, The Fourth River’s second online issue, to launch in Fall of 2015, will focus on Queering Nature, and we’re looking for your ...

Studies in Animals and Literature

New Book Series from Palgrave

At present, various academic disciplines can be found in the process of undergoing an ‘animal turn’. This series will publish work that looks, specifically, at the implications of this ‘animal turn’ for the field of Literary Studies. It will publish studies of the representation of animals in literary texts across the chronological range of Literary Studies from the Middle Ages to the present and with reference to the discipline’s key thematic concerns, genres and critical methods.

This will be the ...