Calls for Contributions

Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

On behalf of the Editorial Board, it is my pleasure to share with the launching of Worldwide Waste:Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. The journal will be of direct interest to scholars in postcolonial studies, waste and discard studies, environmental humanities, cultural anthropology and others. We have issued a Call for Papers, Special Collection: ‘Unpacking Food and Drink’ (details below).

Worldwide Waste Journal is the first interdisciplinary, fully open access peer-reviewed journal devoted entirely to a critical interrogation of the cultural, social, economic and political systems ...

Identity Broodings and Inter-Referential Pathways in Chicana/o Culture

Identity Broodings and Inter-Referential Pathways in Chicana/o Culture

The Chicano Movement (El Movimiento) in the late 1960s signaled the flow of multiple Chicana/o cultural expressions notably associated with an intricate matrix of socio-political claims for self-empowerment. Pledging to enhance the inter-referential connection(s) between the community’s subversive tactics and the vast cosmos of dispossessed groupings across the globe, Chicana/o writers, artists and thinkers have undertaken to decipher the enigmas of being-in-the-world by making visible numerous enveloping discourses of appropriation. For instance, the Mexican American literary ...

Through the Looking Glass: Snapshot Study of Selected Plays of Dattani

Through the Looking Glass: ‘Snapshot’ Study of Selected Plays of Dattani

Indian drama boasts an ancient nativity, born of the womb of Bharatmuni’s Natyashastra and embraced the Western dramatic tradition only with the coming of the Britishers. But that too happens to be an old story and in the 21st century Indian English dramatists are creating innovative and awe-inspiring plays that are amalgamation of the East and the West and at the same time transpasses all geographical boundaries in spirit and execution. Leading the plethora ...

“Environmental Humanities: Ecocriticism and Cultural Decolonization”“Humanidades ambientales: ecocrítica y descolonización cultural”

Call for Essay Proposals for a Monograph of 452°F # 21 (Summer 2019) Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

Convocatoria Monográfico 452°F # 21 (Verano 2019) Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada

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Ecological In(ter)ventions in the Francophone World: Ecozon@ Issue 10

CFP – Ecozon@ Issue 10, no. 2 (Fall 2019)

Ecological In(ter)ventions in the Francophone World / In(ter)ventions écologiques dans le monde francophone

This issue of Ecozon@ will provide a forum for the diverse spectrum of eco-oriented in(ter)ventions in the Francophone world. While ecocriticism and the environmental humanities have flourished in the English-speaking countries for the last twenty years, they have emerged more slowly in France and the Francophone sphere. The issue will create a space where traditional critical essays, art and creative writing can come ...

Teaching Postcolonial Environmental Literature and Media

Call for Essay Proposals for a Volume on Teaching Postcolonial Environmental Literature and Media

Essay proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA Options for Teaching series entitled Teaching Postcolonial Environmental Literature and Media, to be edited by Cajetan Iheka. In the past decade, critical readings of texts from formerly colonized societies have increasingly combined postcolonial and ecocritical perspectives. The rising interest in postcolonial ecocriticism is reflected in curricular offerings, which include entire courses or sections of courses devoted to novels, stories, plays, ...

Surreal Entanglements: Essays on Jeff VanderMeer’s Fiction

Book proposal to be submitted to Routledge’s Studies in World Literature and the Environment series, in response to expressed interest in the project.

This collection of essays engages Jeff VanderMeer’s fiction as the starting point and springboard for a series of sustained critical inquiries into the changing material realities and posthumanist discourses that are now identifiable features of the Anthropocene. The concept of “entanglement” – introduced by Donna Haraway and initially taken up by other late Twentieth Century theorists and philosophers of science as ...

Approaches to Animal in Literature and Culture

CFP for an edited volume on Animal Studies.

Essays are invited from academics, scholars, research aspirants and animal advocates.

The rise and expansion of Animal Studies over the past decades can be seen in the explosion of various articles, journals, books, conferences, organisations, courses all over the academic world. With the publication of Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation in 1975 and Tom Regan’s The Case for Animal Rights in 1983, there has been a burgeoning interest in nonhuman animals among academics, animal advocates, and the general ...

The Goose Calls for Submissions: Art and Environmental Activism

The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada is seeking submissions for a special issue on the role of art in environmental activism, for publication in spring 2019.

From protest signs and songs to memes and hashtags, and from poetry and novels to life writing and creative op-ed articles, art and activism go hand in hand. While scholars and activists work to critique the colonialist, capitalist, racist, classist, sexist, and ableist arguments in favour of dams, pipelines, border walls, gentrification, and ...

Mark Twain and the Natural World

SPECIAL ISSUE: Mark Twain and the Natural World

The Mark Twain Annual is seeking article-length submissions that examine aspects of Twain’s work that comment on the relation between human beings and the natural world. This broad scope allows for critical examinations of Twain’s writing about the natural world in any number of ways: as nature writing; as a form of environmentalism; as commentary on animal welfare, technology and science, and travel; and as a forerunner to mid-20th to early 21st century writers (Krutch, Abbey, ...

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