Calls for Contributions

Mapping the Environmental Humanities: The Emerging Role of GIS in Ecocriticism

Call for Book Chapters

Mapping the Environmental Humanities: The Emerging Role of GIS in Ecocriticism

Issues related to the global environment, planetary health, and the related survival of all species, including humans, represent fields of study that are urgently pursued by scientists, scholars, and policymakers alike as we try to make sense of and find solutions to the present and future impacts of climate change. One of the more recent scholarly endeavours involves the mapping technologies of Geographic Information Systems and how they are being used to study and ...

Energy in American History: A Political, Social, and Environmental Encyclopedia

We seek qualified researchers with specializations in environmental studies, history of consumption, and the cultural history of science and technology (and related fields) to serve as contributors to Energy in American History: A Political, Social, and Environmental Encyclopedia (2 vols., ABC-CLIO, 2021). The project will take readers from the earliest days of wood, wind, and horse power through the Industrial Revolution and the Age of Steam and into the era of coal and oil in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Entries will detail major energy ...

CFP: Eighteenth-Century Environmental Humanities

We invite abstracts for an interdisciplinary collection of essays that is oriented around the sheer diversity of Environmental Humanities (EH) work in the long eighteenth century. Our interdisciplinary focus seeks to honor connections and conversations within, around, and between disciplines. This collection evaluates how the emergence and necessity of EH scholarship is germane to conversations in the eighteenth century, and endeavors to weigh how EH might function as a discipline, theoretic, methodology, and/or pedagogical tool–as well as how the eighteenth century might legitimate, ...

Creature Features & the Environment

Creature Features & the Environment A special issue of Science Fiction Film & Television Edited by Bridgitte Barclay and Christy Tidwell

Creature Features & the Environment, a special issue of Science Fiction Film and Television (SFFTV), seeks essays that engage with creature features as a specific subset of environmental science fiction. Popularized in the mid-20th century as sf/horror, creature features are films with creatures of various sorts attacking, whether awakened from dormancy by radiation, discovered in distant locales, or accidentally created in labs.

While some creature ...

Ecopedagogies for the Anthropocene

Out of the Classroom and into the Wild: Ecopedagogies for the Anthropocene

We boast of our system of education, but why stop at schoolmasters and schoolhouses? We are all schoolmasters, and our schoolhouse is the universe. To attend chiefly to the desk or schoolhouse while we neglect the scenery in which it is placed is absurd. If we do not look out we shall find our schoolhouse standing in a cow-yard at last. —Henry David Thoreau, “Huckleberries”

This collection will explore the ways in which ...

Teaching the Literature of Climate Change

Teaching the Literature of Climate Change Now that we are two decades into the twenty-first century, courses that thematize the literature of climate change have become more and more popular and more of an ethical imperative to teach. Students today need to understand the global environmental devastation they will inherit, and the literary imagination uniquely addresses such consequences as warming temperatures, desertification, sea-level rise, climate refugees, the spread of disease, and the collapse of our biome. With the proliferation of novels, short stories, poems, ...

The Sustainable City: Lessons from the Field

Editors: Margaret Cuonzo (Philosophy), Carole Griffiths (Biology), Tim Leslie (Biology), Deborah Mutnick (English), Jay Shuttleworth (Education), Long Island University Brooklyn

Contacts: Deborah Mutnick –; Carole Griffiths –

Project Description

Arguably, the three major crises of our time—the epoch of the Anthropocene—are climate change, biodiversity loss, and social inequality. Closely related global phenomena, these crises are occurring locally with devastating consequences for increasingly large numbers of the world’s population. Like many other educators, we have come to see our role in researching, analyzing, and teaching ...

Special Issue on Plant Poetics: Plumwood Mountain

Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetics and Ecopoetry

Special Issue on Plant Poetics

Submissions for the first issue of 2020 to be published in March-April 2020 are open from 1 November to 27 December 2019. Poems and scholarly essays are invited in response to the following prompt from guest editor John Ryan. Submission guidelines can be found here:

A novel area of science called plant cognition is showing us that plants are more than photosynthetic androids or the pleasant (read: agreeable) backdrops to human ...

The Enlightened Nightscape 1700-1830

Call for Proposals The Enlightened Nightscape 1700-1830

Edited by: Pamela Phillips, Ph.D. Department of Hispanic Studies University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

Traditional timelines divide the past into the “Dark Ages” and the “Enlightenment”, with their corresponding associations with ignorance, the irrational, and superstition in opposition to light, clarity, and reason. In recent years numerous academic disciplines have challenged this black and white view, converging in and on the night to study the many dimensions of the other half of our daily twenty-four-hour cycle. The emerging field of Night ...




In an article dated 2006, climate scientists advocated more research into: “the social and cultural processes of speaking about climate, of the formation and usage of lay knowledge, of the formation and social functioning of mental images, icons and popular explanations of climate and its interaction with people. We are in need of social and cultural sciences to map, understand and, as far as possible, predict the ...

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