Calls for Contributions

Environmental Cultures

Environmental Cultures is a new series from Bloomsbury Academic (formerly Continuum) aiming to publish innovative work in ecocriticism and the environmental humanities.

Environmental crisis is simultaneously and inseparably material and cultural, destructive and revolutionary. Besides complicating and endangering relationships between humans and other beings, it transforms human identities, communities and nations in unpredictable ways. Old distinctions between nature and culture are being eroded; new values, genres and media are emerging that respond to the crisis with mourning, scepticism, dismay, resourcefulness or ironic resignation. Environmental ...

Post-Anthropocentric Creativity

Call for Submissions (abridged) for a special issue of Digital Creativity, 27:1, January 2016

Guest editors: Stanislav Roudavski and Jon McCormack

This special issue aims to audit existing conceptions of creativity in the light of non-anthropocentric interpretations of agency, autonomy, subjectivity, social practices and technologies. Specifically, it seeks to explore how 1) the agents, recipients and processes of creativity and 2) the purpose, value, ethics and politics of creativity relate to phenomena of computation. The editors encourage innovative narrative or visual strategies that can express ...

Call for Book Chapters for “Ecofeminist Intersections” and “New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism”

Chapter proposals are invited for two new book projects, “Ecofeminist Intersections” and “New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism,” due by March 1, 2015. Both books explore the manifold ways that ecofeminism has been used across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to such fields as literary criticism, history, philosophy, religious studies, women’s studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science. Current doctoral students are especially encouraged to submit proposals for “New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism,” ...

Ecocriticism, Ecology, and the Ancient World: Subjects, Problems, Perspectives

Can ecocritical theories shed new light on classical texts? And can an inquiry into antiquity offer new perspectives on our current environmental debates? What have Fukushima and Vesuvius in common? Was Lucretius a posthuman philosopher? And what did the ancients mean when they declared a parcel of land as “sacred”? Is there a difference between an ancient “animal” and a modern one? …

Since the early 1990s, ecocriticism and ecological approaches to the study of culture have blossomed into vibrant fields of interdisciplinary inquiry ...

Sustaining the Archipelago (An Anthology of Philippine Ecopoetry)

Contributions of poems about nature, species, disasters, environmental justice, and our interrelations with the environment are now welcome in an anthology of Philippine eco-poetry entitled “Sustaining the Archipelago.”

The importance of compiling our experiences with our ecosystem is evident in what we see around us: our country is one of the 17 megadiverse nations in the world and as such, we live in extreme biodiversity. We are even called, to quote from the 1997 publication entitled “Megadiversity,” one of the earth’s “biologically wealthiest nations.” ...

Written in the Water: The Image of the River in Latin/o American Literature

The image of the river in Latin American and Latino literature has been multiple and varied. The slow, meandering streams of nostalgia, the raging currents of conflict or the stagnant waters of social decay are just a few of the ways in which the river has become a potent symbol and inspiration to many of the region’s writers.

We are seeking submissions, to be considered as book chapters, that explore the use of the river imagery in Latin American and Latino literature from the ...

Resilience Media Reviews: Ecocritical and Green Cultural Studies Approaches to Japanese Animation

The Media Review section of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities calls for reviews that apply ecocritical and Green cultural studies approaches to the field of Japanese animation.

2014 was a watershed year for Studio Ghibli, arguably the leading anime studio, because it marked the retirement of the founding directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. who issued their swan-songs The Wind Rises and Princess Kaguya. To honor this moment and attract more critical attention to anime, we are soliciting reviews of the following:

Miyazaki’s ...

New Terrain Award on Trust

Whole Terrain, the nationally renowned literary journal of Antioch University New England, has established an annual award for outstanding undergraduate writers. We’re seeking environmental writing from current undergraduates for this year’s volume. The writer of the winning work will receive the New Terrain Award of $500 and have his or her work published in the upcoming issue.

To qualify for the award, you must be an undergraduate student in good academic standing, and your submission must be original work. This information will be verified ...

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 on pedagogical methods and critical angles for ...

Sustainability and the City: Urban Poetics and Politics

Conventional deployments of the term “sustainability” emphasize “avoiding the long-term depletion of natural resources,” as the Oxford English Dictionary defines this word. However, the emergent idea of “comprehensive sustainability” considers the so-called natural environment and human politics in equal measure and means not only reconciling preservation and development but also achieving social justice and equality. Does this altered definition of sustainability mark or require a profound shift in perceptions of cities? Or might we trace concepts of sustainability in past ideas about cities? ...