Calls for Contributions

The Dark Side of Nature

Call for Chapter Proposals: A major publishing company has expressed interest in a collection of ecocritical essays on the subject of “The Dark Side of Nature.”

In The Ecological Thought, eco-philosopher Timothy Morton has argued for the inclusion of “dark ecology” in our thinking about nature. Dark ecology, he argues, puts hesitation, uncertainty, irony, and thoughtfulness back into ecological thinking.” The ecological thought, he says, should include “negativity and irony, ugliness and horror.” Even Thoreau on Mt. Katahdin questioned the pathetic fallacy when he ...

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 ...

Chapter Proposals for Literature and Ecofeminism; April 1, 2015 Deadline

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume on ecofeminist literary criticism titled Literature and Ecofeminism. Contributions covering a range of literary forms from diverse cultures and national traditions are welcome. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@ciis.edu by April 1, 2015. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by April 15, 2015. For accepted proposals first drafts of full chapters (8,000 – 9,000 ...

Humanities and Technology Review

Technology and Politics

The Humanities and Technology Review is currently accepting papers of 4000-6000 word length for its 2015 issue. This year’s theme is Technology and Politics. Papers are welcome that address this theme from a wide variety of perspectives, including: the democratization of science and technology; political ecology and digital activism; hyperobjectivities; biopolitics, including macro- and micro-biopolitics; biotecture; technology of subjectivities including the techno-politics of sexuality; surveillance technologies; digital policing and technologies of warfare (cyber, drone, etc); gene technology and human engineering; the ...

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 ...