Calls for Contributions

Special Issue of Studies in American Fiction “The EcoGothic”

CALL FOR PAPERS A Special Issue of Studies in American Fiction “The EcoGothic”

We invite submissions for a special issue of Studies in American Fiction devoted to the ecoGothic, an emergent critical approach that explores the intersections between the Gothic imagination and the natural world. The ecoGothic offers suggestive pathways toward theorizing the environmental humanities by investigating how such texts at times harbor the monstrous, the spectral, and the sublime. Gothic anxieties haunt some of our most environmentally-focused literature. Likewise, natural elements and environmental concerns emerge, ...

Reverberations Books Seeks Manuscripts

Chin Music Press establishes environmental imprint, Reverberations Books Santa Cruz, CA—3/8/21— Independent publisher, Chin Music Press, has launched a new imprint focused on environmental issues. Reverberations Books will publish writings on critical topics including climate change and environmental justice as well as environmental preservation.

Reverberations Books founder, Gregory Graalfs of Santa Cruz, California, “has been a close partner during his time in the print business,” says Bruce Rutledge, publisher at Chin Music Press based in Seattle, Washington. “Greg has helped shepherd some of our most memorable books through the publishing process ...

Multiple Knowledges. Learning from/with Other Beings

Multiple Knowledges. Learning from/with Other Beings

“In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumer- able solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. […] After nature had drawn a few breaths the star grew cold, and the clever animals had to die. One might invent such a fable and still not have illustrated sufficiently how wretched, how shadowy and flighty, how aimless and arbitrary, the human intellect appears in nature. […] But ...

Plants in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Call for papers: Edited Collection on Plants in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Editors: Melanie Duckworth and Annika Herb

In conversation with the emerging field of critical plant studies, this edited collection aims to explore cultural and historical aspects of the representations of plants in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand children’s and YA literature, encompassing colonial, postcolonial and Indigenous perspectives. Australia is home to over 20,000 species of native plants – from pungent Eucalypts to twisting mangroves, from tiny orchids ...

Post Green: Literature, Culture, and Environment

ASLE INDIA CALL FOR PAPERS Post Green: Literature, Culture, and Environment Edited by Murali Sivaramakrishnan and Animesh Roy

One of the central concerns of modern environmentalism in the West, especially in environmental humanities has been a greater preoccupation and a consequent move toward postmaterialist values. Literary environmentalism in the West arose out of a desire toward a posthumanist understanding of the earth, an exploration of how literature and literary criticism could be a potent tool for or against environmental change. Despite Glotfelty and Buell’s noble intentions, ...

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion deadline for submissions: June 1, 2021

full name / name of organization: Series Editor: Gabrie’l J. Atchison, Ph.D., Lexington Books – [email protected] ; Acquisitions Editor: Kasey Beduhn, [email protected] contact email: [email protected]

Environment and Religion in Feminist-Womanist, Queer, and Indigenous Perspectives Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

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 ...

Hold Our Breath 2040: Writers and Artists Reimagine Forestation

Hold Our Breath 2040 takes its title from Jean O’Brien’s poem “Still Here,” in which the poet writes, “We must not forget the forests hold our breath.” With a nod to What’s Your 2040? Join the Regeneration and the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, Hold Our Breath 2040 intends to create a broad sustained international response from writers and artists to afforestation efforts that not only provide a monoculture of trees as carbon sinks but that support the sort of complex biodiverse ...

The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature

Chapter proposals are invited for The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature (hereafter simply The Handbook), to be published within the series Routledge Literature Handbooks in 2022. Interested authors should send a 300- to 500-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to Dr. Douglas Vakoch at [email protected] by March 25, 2021. Authors will be notified whether their proposals are accepted by March 30, 2021. Solid first drafts of full chapters are due by August 1, 2021, and final versions ...

Aging Studies and Ecocriticism: Growing Old amid Climate Change

Call for Papers for an Edited Collection: Aging Studies and Ecocriticism: Growing Old amid Climate Change

Eds.: Nassim W. Balestrini, Julia Hoydis, Anna-Christina Kainradl, Ulla Kriebernegg

In recent decades, the humanities have witnessed the development of two interdisciplinary fields that tackle challenges for present and future generations: by exploring cultural representations of crisis and change, Aging Studies and Ecocriticism address the complex dynamics of individual and collective agency, oppression and dependency, care and conviviality, vulnerability and resistance as well as intergenerationality and responsibility. Their emancipatory research ...

Environmental Criticism: Seventh Issue of Soroud Journal

A Call for Contribution to the Seventh Issue of Soroud Journal

“Environmental Criticism”

The seventh issue of Soroud magazine (forthcoming December 2021) will be devoted to environmental criticism/ecocriticism, which an umbrella term that is interdisciplinary and adopts different readings. Many definitions of environmental criticism have been adopted, drawn from different theoretical perspectives but that all revolve around the relation between literature and the environment, be it physical, natural, human, or non-human.

Environmental criticism tries to reconsider a series of concepts, such as ‘human’ and ‘nature’, and ...