Calls for Contributions

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 ...

Nineteenth-Century Contexts: Special Issue on Ecologies of the Atlantic Archipelago

Nineteenth-Century Contexts: Special Issue on Ecologies of the Atlantic Archipelago

May 2021 Issue

Guest Editors: Seán Hewitt & Anna Pilz

Studies of the intertwined histories of Great Britain, Ireland, and their associated islands have given rise to the notion of ‘archipelagic studies’. As in John Kerrigan’s seminal work Archipelagic English, the cover of which shows the familiar image of Great Britain and Ireland on a map tilted, reaching out from mainland Europe and into the Atlantic, this involves a new perspective on geography, identity, and the ...

Disability and the Environment in the Global Colonial Era

This edited collection examines the intersections of disability and the environment in the times of colonial expansion. It traces the emergence of eco-ableist discourses through a careful examination of such issues as gender, race, imperialism, industrialization, the environment, climate, and other subjects, and probes the ways through which various cultural artifacts from that era effectively construct the meanings of disability and the environment. Disability and the Environment in the Global Colonial Era shows that in the colonial era the perceptions of disability were ...

The Bear Deluxe Magazine

Orlo is an organization dedicated to exploring place-based and environmental issues. Orlo is also far-reaching community of people—writers, artists, designers, scientists, entrepreneurs, readers, observers, experimenters—who are curious, critical and engaged with the people and places around them. Through The Bear Deluxe Magazine, readings, art shows, lectures and other events, Orlo supports a dynamic and diverse dialogue about how we relate to our environment. Orlo and The Bear Deluxe Magazine operate with a dedicated crew of volunteers and supporters.

Submission guidelines:  https://orlo.org/participate/

Editorial As with any publication, ...

Eco-Pedagogy and Digital Nature Connections

Eco-Pedagogy and Digital Nature Connections Call for Submissions of 5000 – 7000 word articles Full paper submission due Nov. 30, 2019 Aiming for publication mid 2020

This special issue of the Digital Culture and Education open access, online journal explores contemporary issues in digital ecopedagogy, particularly in relation to the education of children.

If you have any questions please contact Bronwin Patrickson at floatingblueseen@gmail.com

The worldwide youth climate strike on March 15 reflects young people’s growing frustrations with the lack of political response to the escalating ecological crisis. It ...