Calls for Contributions

Prairie Schooner Book Prize Contest

The Prairie Schooner Book Prize is now open for submissions. We are looking for full-length manuscripts in the genres of poetry and short fiction. Winners will receive $3000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press. Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2016. Click here for full submission guidelines and browse our blog for terrific tips in our “So You Wanna Win a Book Prize?” interview series.

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction

We are soliciting manuscripts to be featured in Vol. I, No. 2 of Museum of Science Fiction’s Journal of Science Fiction (MOSF Journal of Science Fiction, http://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/index). The inaugural issue of our journal was released on January 26, 2016, and Vol. I, No. 2 will be published by May 31 2016.

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is completely Open Access—there are no submission or subscription fees required. We are particularly interested in works that offer insight into the myriad facets of science fiction ...

The City and the Anthropocene

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies Vol. 43 No. 1 | March 2017

The City and the Anthropocene

Guest editors Serena Chou (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) & Simon Estok (Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea)

The “Anthropocene” is an increasingly popular term describing what Diane Ackerman calls “the Human Age,” namely the period visible in a measurable and clearly anthropogenic carbon stratum developing in the Industrial Revolution. Regularly represented in opposition to more bucolic images, the city has often represented the worst excesses of human habitation of the natural environment, just as ...

Toxic Immanence: Nuclear Legacies, Futures, and the Place of Nuclear Environmental Humanities

Deadline for abstracts extended to March 6, 2016. Toxic Immanence : Nuclear Legacies, Futures, and the Place of Twenty-First Century Nuclear Environmental Humanities. Edited Collection, Editors: Livia Monnet, Peter van Wyck Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press

In a recent article in the 70th anniversary issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, author Eric Schlosser warns that the danger of nuclear annihilation through the use of nuclear weapons is far greater now than in the immediate aftermath of WW2, or indeed during much of the Cold War. ...

“America and the Sea” Call for Book Proposals

The University Press of New England and the Williams College-Mystic Seaport Maritime Studies Program seek book proposals for our “America and the Sea” series. We are looking for works in three categories:

1. Suggestions for timely reissues of forgotten, out of print American works of literary and cultural distinction, with new introductions that frame and engage the work for a modern audience. 2. Proposals for anthologies and/or selected editions of writers’ work. 3. Proposals for books of original scholarship or of general interest, according to the ...

Elohi journal: Indigenous peoples and climate change

Elohi is a French academic, peer-reviewed journal addressing the special relationship Indigenous peoples have with their environment. For its ninth issue, Elohi invites scholars to explore the topic of ‘Indigenous peoples and climate change’. Contributions in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese are accepted.  Deadline for submissions: June 30th, 2016.

Experts agree that Indigenous peoples don’t really have their say in matters concerning natural disasters (analyzing, preventing or solving their causes) that primarily affect them. In 2007, for instance, Jan Salick and Anja Byg wrote ...

TRANSECOLOGY: TRANSGENDER PERSPECTIVES ON THE ENVIRONMENT

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, due by March 1, 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 gender studies, environmental studies, literary criticism, history, philosophy, religious studies, women’s studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science.

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

Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis

We are seeking proposals for an interdisciplinary anthology, tentatively titled “Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis,” that will treat cultural production and practices related to “alternatives”—both critical and creative, descriptive and imaginative—that challenge the unjust and unsustainable systems that dominate at present. Though myriad social and cultural practices—from Transition towns to slow economies; permaculture design courses to CSAs—have offered examples for how to live differently, and though these practices have, in turn, inspired artists and writers (from southern Wisconsin’s “fermentation fest” ...

Rewriting the Archive: A Call for Poetry

Deadline: 20th December, 2015

February 2016 will mark ten years since the very first issue of The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment & Culture in Canada. In order to celebrate a decade of excellent and original writing we invite you to submit poems that engage with, respond to, revamp or creatively retexture writing from The Goose‘s back catalogue. Issues from 2014 can be found here: http://scholars.wlu.ca/thegoose/ Issues published before 2014 can be found here: http://alecc.ca/the-goose/ SUBMIT NOW! All submissions ...

Affective Ecocriticism

Although ecocritics have long tried to articulate complex emotional relationships to various environments, ecocritical scholarship has much to gain from the rich body of work on affect and emotion circulating within social and cultural theory, geography, psychology, philosophy, queer theory, feminist theory, and neuroscience, among other disciplines. The “affective turn” and concurrent trend toward new materialisms signal an opportune moment to conjoin affect theory and ecocriticism more deliberately. Concepts like Yi-Fu Tuan’s “topophilia,” Lawrence Buell’s “ecoglobalist affects,” and Ursula Heise’s “eco-cosmopolitanism” have helped ...

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