September 20, 2021

Redefining Paradise: Environmental Fiction in California and the American West

The editor of a volume tentatively titled Redefining Paradise is looking for submissions focusing on 21st-century, environmentally oriented fiction written in California and the American West. Representing California (and more widely the American West) as an earthly paradise is a long tradition dating back to the very first textual depictions of the region, and this tradition continues till the present. But for as long California has been seen as a paradise, so has such a perception been deemed problematic: the human grip on this ...