Calls for Contributions

Edited Volume: Environment and Narrative in Vietnam

Call for Contributions for an Edited Volume:

Environment and Narrative in Vietnam

Editors: Ursula K Heise (University of California, Los Angles, United States)

Chi P. Pham (Vietnam Institute of Literature, Vietnam)

Environmentally oriented approaches to narrative have recently gained in importance among Vietnam scholars, journalists, writers and artists. An increasing number of international conferences, workshops and local conferences have engaged with Vietnamese ecocritical topics. More broadly, air pollution, forest conservation, biodiversity protection, water management, organic food, and climate change have featured as central themes in writings and ...

Peter Lang New Series on Latin American Environmental Humanities

Latin American Environmental Humanities is a peer-reviewed book series that will focus on rigorous works by the most innovative scholars working on Latin America. It will publish scholarly contributions to the growing field of environmental humanities with the aim of establishing critical conversations about nature and culture within the framework of the latest environmental debates and their historical antecedents and contexts. The series will include a wide range of disciplines, such as literary studies, history, film, visual arts, and philosophy, that probe key issues in the global discussions of ...

Writing the West: Books & Authors special issue 2019

Each fall, High Country News produces its Books & Authors issue, showcasing some of the best and most exciting writing about the modern American West. We intend to surprise and delight our readers with interesting titles and writers, and with excellent longform essays and narratives. This year, we’re especially interested in highlighting diverse perspectives.

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Edited Collection: Ecologies in Southeast Asian Media and Popular Culture (Extended Deadline)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Extended Deadline: August 1, 2019

BOOK EDITORS John Charles Ryan, University of New England, Australia Jason Paolo R. Telles, University of the Philippines Baguio

Environmental images and representations have proliferated in recent years in media and pop cultural texts due to the widespread recognition of their powerful role in informing audiences about urgent ecological issues. Rust, Monani, and Cubitt, for instance, acknowledge “that popular cultural artifacts are at least as significant mediators of the human-environmental relationship and its attendant anxieties and joys as are literature ...

Emily Dickinson and the Anthropocene

Scholars periodize Emily Dickinson’s poetry in several ways: of the American nineteenth century; as post-Puritan, post-Romantic, or pre-Modernist; of a secessionist moment. But how, we ask, does her life and work partake in what scholars today call the Anthropocene? Though the Anthropocene—the geological age we share with Dickinson—is a disputed term with varying meanings, it is most crucially recognized as a period in which human industry and activity has irreparably altered the global climate. Heralding the twilight of humanity, scholars across disciplines are ...

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion

Environment and Religion in Feminist-Womanist, Queer, and Indigenous Perspectives

Series Editor: Gabrie’l J. Atchison, SUNY Buffalo State College, USA

This series aims to publish scholarly monographs with limited or no previously published material which explores the subject of ecofeminism from feminist-womanist, queer, and indigenous perspectives. The governing assumption of the series is that ecofeminism is not only a mode of scholarly discourse and analysis, but also a hub for social formation and action. What distinguishes this series in particular is that it focuses on ecofeminism ...

Call for Submissions: Mediating Art and Science

Mediating Art and Science A thematic stream for the journal Media+Environment, which revisits the intellectual and communicative barriers once posited between the “two cultures” of the sciences and the humanities via the new synchronies presented by environmentally oriented arts and media; edited by Alenda Chang and Adrian Ivakhiv. “Mediating Art and Science” is the second stream to be slated for publication in Media+Environment.

Media+Environment is a new journal of transnational and interdisciplinary ecomedia research, founded on the premise that media and environment is a crucial ...

Special Issue: Composing Climate Change: Atmosphere, Affect, Attention

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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research

Composing Climate Change: Atmosphere, Affect, Attention

GUEST EDITOR: Joshua Trey Barnett (

How to write of that which escapes linguistic capture? How to form into words and images precisely what slips the shackles of representational thought? How to describe what cannot, strictly speaking, be perceived? How to change climates in and through the activity of composition? How to compose climate change?

In some significant sense, such questions have become perennial. Of climate change, writers routinely ask and ...

Approaching Extinction, Contesting Extinction

Call for Proposals: Approaching Extinction, Contesting Extinction

The Environmental Humanities Research Cluster at Miami University (Ohio) invites chapter proposals for presentation at a symposium March 3rd and 4th, 2020, and inclusion in an edited volume.

The extinction of the living systems upon which human survival depends is an urgent problem currently lacking adequate social and political response. Recent studies indicate that a mass species extinction is well underway on our planet. Wildlife populations have decreased by 60% in the last few decades and 70% of ...

Edited Collection: Plants in Children’s and YA Literature

From the forests of the tales of the Brothers’ Grimm to Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree, from Piglet’s house in Winnie the Pooh to the treehouse in Andy Griffith and Terry Denton’s popular 13 Story Treehouse series, trees have been enduring features of stories for children. Trees act as gateways to other worlds, as liminal spaces, as markers of permanence and change, and as metonyms of childhood itself. The joy of ‘climbing a tree’ is a familiar trope of childhood. Plants more generally ...

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