Calls for Contributions

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 ...

Gothic Nature Journal Seeks Film/TV Reviews

Gothic Nature is seeking TV/ film reviews for its next issue. The show or film reviewed should have a clear thematic link to ecohorror/ecoGothic, and the reviews should aim to be about 1,000 words in length (Harvard style and British spelling and punctuation conventions appreciated). We prefer reviews that focus on recent films or TV (within the last couple years), but we can be flexible about this, especially if you want to concentrate on a longer thematic through-line.

Send inquiries and submissions to Sara ...

Articles Requested for Vol. 25 of Ometeca Journal

CFP: Articles Requested for Vol. 25 of Peer-Reviewed Ometeca Journal

Deadlines: abstract and brief bio due Dec. 16, 2019; initial version of article due March 16, 2020

Notification of Acceptance: April 2020; expected publication date—Winter 2020

The Ometeca Institute invites articles for vol. 25 of its peer-reviewed journal, Ometeca. The topic is open, but must address the foci of the Institute and journal, which include “the interrelationships between the humanities and science in Hispanic (Spanish American, Peninsular, and U.S. Latino/a/ix), as well as Luso-Brazilian literatures and ...

Deep Wild Journal Undergraduate Student Essay Contest

The editors of Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry invite students currently enrolled in undergraduate programs to submit essays for our 2020 Undergraduate Student Essay Writing Contest. We seek work that conjures the experiences, observations, and insights of journeys to places where there are no roads. The length limit is 3,000 words. There is no entry fee. Up to three essays will be chosen for publication in the June 2020 volume of Deep Wild Journal, and the authors will receive cash awards of ...

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