Calls for Contributions

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 ...

Literature for Change

Seeking Essays for an Environmental Education Resource

Essays submitted should explore the ways a particular author or text/film handles an environmental concern. Topics should be related to an environmental or climate-based concern which the literature helps frame but may also be focused on patterns of human behavior that underlie or contribute to a concern—for example, studying the merits of scientific progress and human ambition in relation to effects on social connections and the natural environment.

Generally, topics may include, but are not limited to, the ...

Anthology: Politics as Public Art: The Aesthetics of Political Organizing and Social Movements

Call for Contributors: Scholars, Artists, and Activists

Anthology: Politics as Public Art: The Aesthetics of Political Organizing and Social Movements Edited by: Zoie McNeill and Martin Zebracki

This anthology will provide critical new insights into politics and social movements as inherently aesthetic, moving beyond the arts as political and playing with the political as artistic. It seeks cutting-edge contributions from leading and emerging scholars, artists, and activists that will update and expand notions that have dominated art practices in public spaces since the 1990s, such as ...

ECOPOETICS special journal issue and anthology

CFP: Poetics of the More-than-Human World: a call for poems, hybrid work, and brief manifestos on ecopoetics, for a special issue of Dispatches to be released in Spring 2020. We are also interested in reviews of relevant work, critical appraisals, and audio-video work, but query first to ecopoetics2020@gmail.com. This issue will lead to a print anthology.

The term “Ecopoetics” loosely describes creative writing that reflects the complex interrelationships within the ever-shifting, endangered ecosphere. In this anthropocene epoch, many acknowledge that “nature” and “culture” are ...

Children’s Literature and Climate Change

Children’s Literature and Climate Change: Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn

Guest Editors: Marek Oziewicz, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York

We seek essays on how children’s literature empowers young people to productively engage with the challenges of climate change. After decades of climate change denial and toothless mainstream response, young people are angry. In response to climate change illiteracy and the impotence and negligence of adult-led institutions, teenage activists such as Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Greta Thunberg ...

Nonhuman Animals, Climate Crisis and the Role of Literature

CFP (Edited Collection): Nonhuman Animals, Climate Crisis and the Role of Literature

The world is in crisis: socially, politically, environmentally. We are increasingly confronted with notions of otherness as the world is shrinking – we interact with diverse cultures, ideas, agendas as we never have before. Yet, at the same time, we are increasingly polarized in our thinking, with the rise of a global right-wing agenda challenging a progressive wave of policies the world over. Yet, these crises seem to pale in consideration of ...

Teaching the Literature of Climate Change

Please consider submitting to this CFP for an MLA volume on Teaching the Literature of Climate Change.

https://www.mla.org/Publications/MLA-Book-Publications/Contribute-to-a-Book-in-Development/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 ...

Ambiguous Legacies, Contested Futures: Re-Assessing Cornerstone Figures in the American Environmental Tradition

The Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture seeks submissions for a special issue with the theme “Ambiguous Legacies, Contested Futures: Re-Assessing Cornerstone Figures in the American Environmental Tradition.”

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This issue will explore the historical legacies and prospective continued influence of the cornerstone figures of the American environmental tradition. It seeks to spotlight what, if any, of these figures’ legacies deserves to continue shaping approaches to the religion/ecology/ethics/politics nexus.

For this special issue, we seek analyses of the ways cornerstone figures of the ...