Calls for Contributions

CFP: Creatures in the Classroom: Teaching Environmental Creature Features (updated deadline)

Creatures in the Classroom: Teaching Environmental Creature Features Edited by Bridgitte Barclay and Christy Tidwell

The editors seek essays that engage with creature features as a subgenre of environmental science fiction and ecohorror and explore how they can be used in the classroom. These sf/horror texts feature creatures of various sorts attacking and may be intentionally commenting on environmental issues (like George McCowan’s Frogs [1972]) or simply ripe for environmental readings (like Roger Corman’s Wasp Woman [1959]). Creature features are also often campy, offering playfulness ...

International Conference “Literature and Botany”

THE RESEARCH CENTRE “NONANTHROPOCENTRIC CULTURAL SUBJECTIVITY” – PART OF THE PROGRAMME “INITIATIVE OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE – RESEARCH UNIVERSITY” OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WARSAWTHE INSTITUTE OF MODERN LANGUAGES, PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF KRAKOW, THE INSTITUTE OF GERMAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW AND THE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF WARSAW IN COLLABORATION WITH DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES, INSTITUT FÜR MEDIENKULTURWISSENSCHAFT, ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITÄT FREIBURG LITLINAL RESEARCH GROUP, DEPARTAMENTO DE FILOLOGÍA INGLESA Y ALEMANA, UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

would like to invite you to participate in the international conference “Literature and Botany”. ...

“What might eco-deconstrction be?”

Oxford Literary Review 45.1, July 2023. “What might Eco-deconstruction be?”

It is not I who deconstruct; rather, something I called ‘deconstruction’ happens to the experience of a world, a culture, a philosophic tradition: ‘it’ deconstructs, ça ne va pas, there is something that budges, that is in the process of being dislocated, disjointed, disadjoined, and of which I begin to be aware. Something is ‘deconstructing’ and it has to be answered for.” (Jacques Derrida, in A Taste for the Secret (2001).

We invite abstracts of ...

ASLE 2022 Watersheds Panel: Infrastructure and Aesthetics in the Global South

This CFP for a panel at the ASLE 2022 Watersheds symposium seeks papers that attend to the affordances of infrastructure for aesthetics and of aesthetics for infrastructure in postcolonial/global South literature. We aim to explore infrastructure’s own aesthetic capacities, the ways in which built forms and their materials produce specific aesthetic effects and social uses, or the ways in which infrastructure makes aesthetic perception available to social practice. In turn we are interested in the way aesthetic qualities like form, genre, reception, plot, ...

QUEER ECOLOGIES IN CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN CULTURES

CALL FOR PAPERS SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE QUEER ECOLOGIES IN CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN CULTURES Guest-edited by Fernando Varela, Texas Lutheran University

This special issue for a journal examines queer ecologies in contemporary Latin American cultural production. In its broadest sense, queer ecologies challenges heteronormative understandings of sexuality and the environment. The term dislodges human/nonhuman binaries and exposes their material entanglements, generating forms of intimacy and desire in the process. Stacy Alaimo, Robert Azzarello, Timothy Morton, Catriona Sandilands, and Nicole Seymour, among others, published influential works that have given queer ecological scholarship distinct visibility in ...

Special Issue of RCEI (Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses)

Call for Proposals

The Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (RCEI) seeks submissions for a special issue entitled “Toxic Tales: Narratives of Waste in Post-Industrial North America,” guest-edited by Begoña Simal-González (University of A Coruña), Sara Villamarín-Freire (University of A Coruña), and Elsa del Campo Ramírez (Nebrija University), to be published in spring 2023.

In the late 20th century, we have witnessed a “shift from a culture defined by its production to a culture defined by its waste,” as Cythia Deitering puts it, a development most ...

Posthumanities and Citizenship Futures

Book Series Posthumanities and Citizenship Futures [https://rowman.com/Action/Series/_/LEXPCF]

Given the rapid and extensive developments in the techno-scientific sphere, there’s a need to conceive new narratives for our species and planet that extend beyond anthropocentrism. This series reflects on the possible future outcomes of humanity and defamiliarizes the mainstream narratives about how we construct, perform, and protect our identities as humans. Books in this series explore the implications of human and non-human life forms’ co-existence within our networked world. We encourage the submission of proposals that take cross-cultural ...

Object Lessons: Ecocritical Case Studies in Visual Culture

CFP: Object Lessons: Ecocritical Case Studies in Visual Culture

Following a session of short form visual culture presentations in the new Ecocritical Visual Culture interest group at ASLE in the summer of 2021, we are soliciting additional contributions to a collection provisionally titled Object Lessons: Ecocritical Case Studies in Visual Culture.

This collection will feature visual image analyses that might stand alone for general readership or be integrated to courses on the Environmental Humanities. Its over-arching agenda addresses the question of how the environmental humanities ...

Intraconnectedness and World-making: Technologies, Bodies, Matters

TRANSPOSITIONES. Journal for Transdisciplinary and Intermedial Culture Studies

ISSN 2749-4128 (print), 2749-4136 (online)

CFP for the 2nd issue; thematic focus:

Intraconnectedness and World-making: Technologies, Bodies, Matters

In his 1978 book Nelson Goodman coined the term “worldmaking,” which was intended to highlight the fact that in the relationship of the “world” to its linguistic representations, for example in literature, more “worlds” are conceivable and “producible” than just the one known to us. For Goodman, such worldmaking is not just a question of the possible products of reality-forming imagination, ...

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