Calls for Contributions

Weather—or Not, Here We Go! Climate Change, Global Warming, and the Anthropocene

“Weather—or Not, Here We Go! Climate Change, Global Warming, and the Anthropocene”

We have entered the Anthropocene, and record temperatures, rising sea levels, and mega-storms are all weather-related symptoms of earth’s reply to our constant demands. Have we asked too much? Gone too far? We invite both scholarly and creative responses to this issue. Suggested topics include—but are not limited to—climate change, global warming, issues of environmental protection, and the Anthropocene. We are interested, as well, in works that address specific weather events and ...

Engaging the Pastoral: Social, Environmental, and Artistic Critique in Contemporary Pastoral Literature

Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature Engaging the Pastoral: Social, Environmental, and Artistic Critique in Contemporary Pastoral Literature (Special Issue) Edited by Melinda A. Cro (Kansas State University) & Rachel A. Paparone (Ithaca College) Abstract Submission Deadline: Sept. 15, 2017

Pastoral literature and socially engaged literature are two terms not often seen together. The word “pastoral” most often calls to mind bucolic landscapes peopled by rustic shepherds, attractive shepherdesses, and frolicking sheep. Indeed, scholars often characterize the pastoral genre, at least in its more classical ...


An Edited Volume Deadline: 30 June 2017 Contact: Hülya Taflı Düzgün, PhD, Medievalist, Deparment of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters, University of Erciyes, Kayseri, Turkey Email:

Call for Chapter Proposals Title: TEXTS AND TERRITORIES: THE CURIOUS HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE AGES The writing of a literary text is as a retrospective explanation of what is happening in the present and such writing is the deliberate re-creation in actual practice. This present includes social, cultural, religious and political events. The impact of immediate contemporary concerns is served ...

The Environmental Humanities in a Post-Truth World

The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada Call for Position Papers “The Environmental Humanities in a Post-Truth World” Submission deadline May 31st, 2017 Submit papers to

It would seem that we live, at least partially, in the age of “alternative facts.” While the earth’s climate spirals out of control, the political climate vacillates between fact and fabrication. Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year for 2016, “post-truth,” captures the frightening belligerence towards reality that has become such a dominating force in much public discourse—a ...

Population, Ecology, and the Malthusian Imagination: Ecozon@ Spring 2018

Ecozon@: Population, Ecology, and the Malthusian Imagination Spring 2018. Number 9.1 Guest Editors: Hannes Bergthaller (National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan), Margarita Carretero-González (University of Granada, Spain)

Overpopulation has become the ‘third rail’ of contemporary environmentalism: no major organization wants to touch the issue anymore. While it had been one of the driving concerns of early environmentalism up until the 1970s, exemplified by such seminal texts as Fairfield Osborn’s Our Plundered Planet (1948), Paul Ehrlich’s The Population Bomb (1968), and the Club of Rome’s The Limits of Growth ...

Losing Nature: Narratives of Forests and Water; Brazil and India’s Environmental Challenges


Update April 9, 2017:  The editors have included India in our book proposal. In this case, Amazon narratives will be part of the book under the following title: Losing Nature: Narratives of  Forests and Water; Brazil and India Environmental challenges. Of course Amazon regions are included.

Extended deadlines:

Abstract: June 30, 2017 Complete Manuscript October 31, 2017

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 ...

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 ...

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