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November 11, 2019

Petrocultures 2020: Transformations

CFP: Petrocultures 2020: Transformations

26-29 Aug. at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway

We live in turbulent times, and the role of petroleum is at the heart of global and local political debate. Indeed, a transition to a world without oil as its primary source of fuel and energy is needed if we want to reach the international climate targets, but the feasibility, realism and not least timing is strongly debated. Oil will indeed come to an end, but whether the closing date is ...

Special Issue on Plant Poetics: Plumwood Mountain

Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetics and Ecopoetry

Special Issue on Plant Poetics

Submissions for the first issue of 2020 to be published in March-April 2020 are open from 1 November to 27 December 2019. Poems and scholarly essays are invited in response to the following prompt from guest editor John Ryan. Submission guidelines can be found here: https://plumwoodmountain.com/submissions-6/

A novel area of science called plant cognition is showing us that plants are more than photosynthetic androids or the pleasant (read: agreeable) backdrops to human ...

An Ecotopian Lexicon

Edited by Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Brent Ryan Bellamy. University of Minnesota Press, 2019.

Foreword by Kim Stanley Robinson

As the scale and gravity of climate change becomes undeniable, a cultural revolution must ultimately match progress in the realms of policy, infrastructure, and technology. Proceeding from the notion that dominant Western cultures lack the terms and concepts to describe or respond to our environmental crisis, An Ecotopian Lexicon is a collaborative volume of short, engaging essays that offer ecologically productive terms—drawn from other languages, science fiction, and subcultures ...

The Enlightened Nightscape 1700-1830

Call for Proposals The Enlightened Nightscape 1700-1830

Edited by: Pamela Phillips, Ph.D. Department of Hispanic Studies University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

Traditional timelines divide the past into the “Dark Ages” and the “Enlightenment”, with their corresponding associations with ignorance, the irrational, and superstition in opposition to light, clarity, and reason. In recent years numerous academic disciplines have challenged this black and white view, converging in and on the night to study the many dimensions of the other half of our daily twenty-four-hour cycle. The emerging field of Night ...

UNDERSTANDING, ACKNOWLEDGING, REPRESENTING ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

UNDERSTANDING, ACKNOWLEDGING, REPRESENTING ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY E-REA SPECIAL ISSUE OF JUNE 2021 GUEST EDITORS: SYLVIE NAIL & CAMILLE MANFREDI

In an article dated 2006, climate scientists advocated more research into: “the social and cultural processes of speaking about climate, of the formation and usage of lay knowledge, of the formation and social functioning of mental images, icons and popular explanations of climate and its interaction with people. We are in need of social and cultural sciences to map, understand and, as far as possible, predict the ...