September 1, 2021

CFP De Gruyter – Melancholic Literature in the 17th-19th centuries

CALL FOR PAPERS for a topical issue of Open Cultural Studies MELANCHOLIC LITERATURE in the 17th-19th CENTURIES

Open Cultural Studies ( invites submissions for a topical issue on MELANCHOLIC LITERATURE in the 17th-19th CENTURIES, edited by Ángeles García Calderón (University of Córdoba, Spain).

The language and aesthetics of melancholy are themes present in numerous literary works. In the English-speaking world, works such as John Milton’s “Il Penseroso” or Anne Finch’s “The Spleen: A Pindaric Ode” stand out as key examples in this genre.

European cultures and literatures configure ...

COP26 Green Zone Exhibition, WaterAid, Call for Artists

We are inviting artists to submit proposals for a visually arresting exhibition to be presented in WaterAid’s exhibition space at COP26, responding to the theme of ‘The climate change and water story, as told by youth’. We believe it is essential to engage young people on issues relating to the future of their planet and to use our platforms to further amplify their voices.

You will be required to design a set of workshops that WaterAid will be running with young people in October ...

Rebecca Baker: September 2021 Scholar of the Month

Christy Tidwell

ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for September 2021 is Rebecca “Baker” Baker. 

Rebecca “Baker” Baker (they/she) is an English PhD candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They are broadly interested in cultural constructions of speculative scientific discourses – including science fiction – with a focus on decolonial worldbuilding, climate justice, multispecies ecologies, and radical utopian imaginaries. Their work is situated at the intersections of the environmental humanities, contemporary science fiction, critical infrastructure studies, and feminist STS; their current project focuses speculative, anti-imperialist ...