May 11, 2020

Sowell Collection Conference

Please read this announcement with hope! Our conference is generally small but very friendly and entertaining. If we cannot meet in person in October, we will host a virtual conference instead. We also like to publish the proceedings in AE: A Journal of Literature, Community and the Natural World. Also, since I’m still working at home, I’m unable to update the website with information on the upcoming conference, my apologies.


The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is once again celebrating the ...

Religion and the Coronavirus Pandemic issue of JSRNC

Call for Paper Proposals: Religion and the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture (JSRNC) is calling for paper proposals exploring the entanglements of religion, the Coronavirus, and socioecological (aka biocultural) systems. We seek scholarly work that explores how the virus, and religious dimensions of the response to it are influencing, and may decisively reshape socioecological systems, including religious perceptions and practices.

Pandemics are nothing new in human and religious history, of course. Indeed, religion and disease have long been ...

Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate-Challenged World

Essays or K-12 lesson/unit plans analyzing how literature frames a specific environmental concern are invited from educators around the world. Contributions will be organized in an instructional follow-up resource to Confronting Climate Crises: Reading Our Way Forward (2018). Intended to support educators’ implementation of literature-based interdisciplinary climate instruction, the project is titled Literature for Change: How Educators Can Prepare the Next Generation for a Climate-Challenged World. The collection will be published by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

If you ...