Calls for Contributions

About Time: call for submissions for Whole Terrain Journal

Whole Terrain, an annual print journal of reflective environmental practice published by Antioch University New England, seeks contributions for its next volume on the theme “About Time.”

See the Call for Submissions for further information about the theme: http://wholeterrain.com/call/

We accept essays, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art.

Prose: 2,000 words Poetry: up to 3 poems Visual art: up to 10 images, sized for email

Please submit your work to wholeterrain@antioch.edu by December 31, 2016.

The Wallace Stegner Prize in Environmental Humanities

$5,000 Biennial Book Publication Prize, Presented by the University of Utah Press

The Wallace Stegner Prize will be awarded to the best monograph submitted to the Press in the broad field of environmental humanities. To compete for this award, manuscripts must emphasize interdisciplinary investigations of the natural and human environments and their fundamental interconnectedness, research in primary and secondary sources, and high quality writing in the tradition of Wallace Stegner. Preference will be given to projects that discuss issues related to the American West. ...

Writing Meat: Flesh-Eating and Literature Since 1900

Writing Meat: Flesh-Eating and Literature Since 1900

The conversion of animal bodies into flesh for human consumption is a practice where relations of power between humans and nonhuman animals are reproduced in exemplary form. From the decline of (so-called) traditional animal husbandry to the emergence of intensive agriculture and, more recently, the biotechnological innovation of in vitro meat, the last hundred years have seen dramatic changes in processes of meat production, as well as equally significant shifts in associated patterns of human-animal relations. Over ...

Animal Narratology: special issue of Humanities

Animal Narratology: A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).

Storytelling is often cited as one of the characteristics that distinguishes humans from animals; yet, a look at world literature reveals many animals as the narrators of our tales. Animals speak not only in fables and fairy tales, but also narrate novels, voice love poems, and deliver philosophical treatises. Across genres and time, both wild and domesticated animals give accounts of their lives and their worlds, which usually contain human beings. Animal narrators negotiate their ...

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

Scope

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 ...