Calls for Contributions

Special Edition of the Animal Studies Journal: Animal Sanctuaries

Special Edition of the Animal Studies Journal: ‘Animal Sanctuaries’

Deadline extended to April 21, 2017

Guest Editor: Elan Abrell

We seek articles that consider animal sanctuaries as unique sites of human-animal interaction that both influence and are influenced by the way animals are treated and understood in larger contexts. How do animal sanctuaries contribute to the broader animal protection movement, what limits and challenges do they face, and what sorts of new models for living with and caring for captive animals might they provide?

Papers might consider:

What ...

The Art of Artertainment: Nobrow, American Style

The Art of Artertainment: Nobrow, American Style

Many of our current cultural practices are marked by a union of art and entertainment. Underlined by all-pervasive processes of globalization and digitalization, this union comes in all shapes and sizes, transforming culture so that it can no longer be comfortably classified as high or low, art or genre. Surprisingly, this ‘art of artertainment’ has not, as yet, attracted much scholarly interest. It is with the aim of overcoming this omission that we launch this call for ...

NANO Special Issue: The Anthropocene

NANO: New American Notes Online Issue 13 Call for Papers Due by: December 2, 2017 Special Issue: The Anthropocene Guest Editors: Kyle Wiggins and Brandon Krieg

In the Anthropocene–our geological present defined by humans as the dominant, destructive force in the natural world–calamity is familiar. As Jeremy Davies puts it in The Birth of the Anthropocene, “Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, rocks, plants, and animals are experiencing changes great enough to mark the ending of one epoch and the beginning of another” (2). We have entered a moment of environmental ...

Experiencing Nonhuman Spaces: Between Description and Narration

“We felt enlarge itself round us the huge blackness of what is outside us, of what we are not,” declares Bernard in Virginia Woolf’s The Waves (1931/2000, 213). “What we are not”—the nonhuman—has emerged as one of the most thought-provoking concepts in contemporary literary scholarship. As Mark McGurl puts it, “the obdurate rock, the dead-cold stone [has taken] center stage as an image of the non-human thing, the thing that simply does not care, and has been not-caring for longer than anyone can ...

Literature and Psychology: Writing, Trauma and The Self

Dear colleagues,

You are kindly invited to contribute to an edited volume that is considered to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Call For Chapter Proposals

Title: LITERATURE AND PSYCHOLOGY: WRITING, TRAUMA AND THE SELF Centuries ago, Aristotle fashioned a term that brought literature and psychology face to face: catharsis (psychological or mental purification of the feelings). From that time onwards, literature and human psyche have been correlated either by various writers, philosophers, critics, or by means of several techniques or movements. Not only was it tragedy ...

Appalachian Ecocriticism for Edited Volume

Dear Colleagues,

Submissions are currently being accepted for an anthology of Appalachian ecocriticism. The Appalachian region has largely been underrepresented in ecocritical studies, and this unique volume will represent Appalachian literature and its environment to the community of ecocritics and, more broadly, the scholarly community as a whole.

Critical investigations into the ways in which Appalachian nature are portrayed in text is, of course, the central theme of the volume. However, additional intersections may include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Accessibility/Disability and the environment -Animal ...

Ecomasculinities Edited Volume

Call for Papers Edited Volume: The Flourishing of New Men: Ecomasculinities in North America (provisional title) Editor: Rubén Cenamor

Traditionally, the relationship between the American male and nature has been that of the dominant and the dominated. From the real-life case of Teddy Roosevelt and his son Kermit to the fictionalized lives of cowboys, pioneers, and other western heroes, men have proved their masculinity by subduing nature to their will and by exploring, penetrating and conquering the ‘virgin land’. This subjugation has led ecofeminists to ...

Arcs Prose Poem Magazine Call for Submission

Arcs magazine is an on-line seasonal magazine specialized exclusively with prose poem. We accept any prose poem characterized by following: 1- Written in English. 2- Written in sentences and paragraph.( horizontal as prose piece) 3- Written in poetic narration (anti-narration). 4- Unsolicited. We are independent young magazine, so we cannot pay to poets, but by publishing here, we say to them that they are real writers of modern prose poem from deep critical point. In addition there will be a short stylistic review of poems in every issue, and ...

Left in the West Book Project

Seeking 1-2 essays to complete Left in the West, a collection of critical essays I’m editing about the literary left in the American West. I am explicitly seeking work that considers the literary/political left in relation to environmental justice/environmental literature. 300-word abstract and author biography due February 1; deadline for completed essays is April 1, 2017. Please send material or queries to Gioia Woods at

Ecological Policy and the Narratives of the Amazon: Literatures and Cultures


This project, Ecological Policy and the Narratives, Literatures and Cultures, is a project that aims to highlight through the elaboration of a book the construction of narratives about the Amazon, understood here as symbolic space of resistance to its material destruction. The project also represents an attempt to construct a critique about the so-called modern ecological rationality and its relationship to environmental destruction and, especially, the destruction of its nonhuman beings. Taking into account the roots of the term ecological politics and ...