Calls for Contributions

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


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 ...

Chapter proposals for Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, due by May 15, 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 literary criticism, gender studies, environmental studies, history, philosophy, religious studies, women’s studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science.

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

Edited Collection on Southeast Asian Ecocriticism

With its origins in the late twentieth-century writings of Raymond Williams in England, Lawrence Buell in the United States, and literary scholars in Australia and New Zealand, coupled to recent theoretical developments in other regions of Europe, the scholarly field of ecocriticism has borne, throughout much of its short history, a distinct Anglophone imprint. The edited work East Asian Ecocriticisms (2013, eds. Estok and Kim) has begun to shift the historical emphasis by turning an ecocritical eye to Asia and, more specifically, the ...

Call for Book Chapters: Sustainability and the City: Urban Poetics and Politics

To be considered for “Sustainability and the City: Urban Poetics and Politics,” an edited collection under contract with Lexington Books, an imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, for its Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series (, we invite chapters of 6000-8000 words on the relationship between sustainability and the city as represented in literature, film, or other art of any period and culture. We are especially interested in chapters that speak to urban communities of the Global South or to minority or ...

Climate Realism

Climate Realism: The Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere

Edited by Lynn Badia, Marija Cetinić, and Jeff Diamanti

Climate Realism names the challenge of representing and conceptualizing climate in the era of climate change. Climate has traditionally referenced the weather it gathers, the mood it creates, and the settings it casts. In the era of the Anthropocene — the contemporary epoch in which geologic conditions and processes are overwhelmingly shaped by human activity — climate indexes not only atmospheric forces but the whole of human ...

Ecocriticism and the Future of Southern Studies

In her 1996 introduction to The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology, Cheryll Glotfelty argues that in order for literary studies to remain relevant, the field must address contemporary environmental issues. In the intervening twenty years, we have witnessed ever-worsening disruptions to global ecosystems, including climate change, carbon and chemical emissions, the loss of biodiversity, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, air toxification, and severe floods and droughts. It is now more important than ever for scholars across academia to examine the pressures of ...

Belmont Story Review premiere issue

Belmont Story Review invites submissions for its premiere issue.  We’re looking for submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from emerging and established writers. Also, we’re open to submissions of narrative journalism in the areas of music, publishing, creativity and collaboration, as well as faith and culture.

–Deadline for Issue 2: April 1, 2016

—Cash honorarium awarded to authors who have accepted submissions

Located in Nashville, Tenn., Belmont University is renowned for its College of Entertainment and Music Business and Social Entrepreneurship ...


A decade ago, two groundbreaking works seriously introduced the representation of swamps in literature and popular culture into critical discussion: Tynes Cowan’s The Slave in the Swamp: Disrupting the Plantation Narrative (2005) and Anthony Wilson’s Shadow and Shelter: the Swamp in Southern Culture (2006). Since the publication of these volumes, developments in geocritical, ecocritical, posthumanist, and critical animal studies; continued developments in scholarship on Native American cultures and literatures; new novels, poems, films, television programs, comics, and other cultural productions; further developments in ...