Calls for Contributions

Environmental Humanities Book Series

The Environmental Humanities Series highlights innovative scholarship at the interface of literary and cultural studies about the concepts of environment, nature, subjectivity, and species, by examining the intersections between the human and non-human life forms, their changing status, and their role within the natural world. Given the rapid transformations and technological developments of the Anthropocene, we need to conceive new narratives beyond the binary of anthropocentrism/eco-centrism. At the centre of this binary, the Environmental Humanities Series is interested in new narratives about living ...

Book Series: Posthumanities and Citizenship Futures

Given the rapid and extensive developments in the techno-scientific sphere, there’s a need to conceive new narratives for our species and planet that extend beyond anthropocentrism. This series reflects on the possible future outcomes of humanity and defamiliarizes the mainstream narratives about how we construct, perform, and protect our identities as humans. Books in this series explore the implications of human and non-human life forms’ co-existence within our networked world. We encourage the submission of proposals that take cross-cultural and transnational approaches, foster ...

Ruge el bosque: antología de ecopoesía sudamericana

RUGE EL BOSQUE OPEN CALL FOR POETS IN/OF THE SOUTHERN CONE Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and their borderlands

We are in the process of compiling an anthology of ecopoetry which offers an artistic, ecological, and political response to climatic, social, and linguistic changes in the Southern Cone region.

What is happening in the region(s) you call home? How has the landscape been altered? What toxins are you and your community exposed to on a regular basis? How do ongoing environmental challenges influence the lives of people, animals, ...

Deep Wild Journal Graduate Student Essay Contest

Students currently engaged in graduate studies are invited to submit a creative non-fiction essay of up to 3,000 words that is backcountry infused and inspired. Up to three essays will be chosen for publication in the June 2022 volume of Deep Wild Journal, and the authors will receive cash awards and five copies of the journal. There is no fee to submit. Deadline March 1. See Contest Guidelines at https://deepwildjournal.com/studentsandteachers/

Call for Reviewers: International Journal of Art, Culture, Design and Technology

CALL FOR REVIEWERS

International Journal of Art, Culture, Design and Technology (https://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-art-culture-design/41032) (currently being renamed to: International Journal of Art, Culture, Design and Technology) invites applications for Literature journal-article peer reviewers.

We are a growing journal, currently expanding our scope – and thus our Editorial Review pool – to include Literature experts. We offer reviewing experience and guidance (to those that want it) to emerging scholars, for whom this would be an appropriate level of experience.

If of interest, please submit an online application via: https://www.igi-global.com/journals/become-a-reviewer/. (The ...

CFP: Creatures in the Classroom: Teaching Environmental Creature Features (updated deadline)

Creatures in the Classroom: Teaching Environmental Creature Features Edited by Bridgitte Barclay and Christy Tidwell

The editors seek essays that engage with creature features as a subgenre of environmental science fiction and ecohorror and explore how they can be used in the classroom. These sf/horror texts feature creatures of various sorts attacking and may be intentionally commenting on environmental issues (like George McCowan’s Frogs [1972]) or simply ripe for environmental readings (like Roger Corman’s Wasp Woman [1959]). Creature features are also often campy, offering playfulness ...

International Conference “Literature and Botany”

THE RESEARCH CENTRE “NONANTHROPOCENTRIC CULTURAL SUBJECTIVITY” – PART OF THE PROGRAMME “INITIATIVE OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE – RESEARCH UNIVERSITY” OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WARSAWTHE INSTITUTE OF MODERN LANGUAGES, PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF KRAKOW, THE INSTITUTE OF GERMAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW AND THE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF WARSAW IN COLLABORATION WITH DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES, INSTITUT FÜR MEDIENKULTURWISSENSCHAFT, ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITÄT FREIBURG LITLINAL RESEARCH GROUP, DEPARTAMENTO DE FILOLOGÍA INGLESA Y ALEMANA, UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

would like to invite you to participate in the international conference “Literature and Botany”. ...

“What might eco-deconstrction be?”

Oxford Literary Review 45.1, July 2023. “What might Eco-deconstruction be?”

It is not I who deconstruct; rather, something I called ‘deconstruction’ happens to the experience of a world, a culture, a philosophic tradition: ‘it’ deconstructs, ça ne va pas, there is something that budges, that is in the process of being dislocated, disjointed, disadjoined, and of which I begin to be aware. Something is ‘deconstructing’ and it has to be answered for.” (Jacques Derrida, in A Taste for the Secret (2001).

We invite abstracts of ...

ASLE 2022 Watersheds Panel: Infrastructure and Aesthetics in the Global South

This CFP for a panel at the ASLE 2022 Watersheds symposium seeks papers that attend to the affordances of infrastructure for aesthetics and of aesthetics for infrastructure in postcolonial/global South literature. We aim to explore infrastructure’s own aesthetic capacities, the ways in which built forms and their materials produce specific aesthetic effects and social uses, or the ways in which infrastructure makes aesthetic perception available to social practice. In turn we are interested in the way aesthetic qualities like form, genre, reception, plot, ...

QUEER ECOLOGIES IN CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN CULTURES

CALL FOR PAPERS SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE QUEER ECOLOGIES IN CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN CULTURES Guest-edited by Fernando Varela, Texas Lutheran University

This special issue for a journal examines queer ecologies in contemporary Latin American cultural production. In its broadest sense, queer ecologies challenges heteronormative understandings of sexuality and the environment. The term dislodges human/nonhuman binaries and exposes their material entanglements, generating forms of intimacy and desire in the process. Stacy Alaimo, Robert Azzarello, Timothy Morton, Catriona Sandilands, and Nicole Seymour, among others, published influential works that have given queer ecological scholarship distinct visibility in ...