Calls for Contributions

Arithmetic of Compassion Website Invites ASLE Contributors

Arithmetic of Compassion Website Invites ASLE Contributors

Author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel once stated, “Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.” Yet all too often we are indifferent to genocide and other humanitarian and environmental crises. The Arithmetic of Compassion website (www.arithmeticofcompassion.org) is dedicated to creating awareness of the psychological obstacles that contribute to indifference and the resulting failure to act against genocide, mass atrocities, climate change, and other major threats to humanity and the natural world. Awareness, we believe, is the ...

Artificial Reefs as Immersed Noah’s Arch?

Professor Charles-François Boudouresque, marine biologist involved in Artificial Reefs projects in Mediterranean France, suggested we should stop building houses for humans along the coast but rather we should anticipate our liquid futures by creating houses for fishes. Flood here, serves as an argument to reconsider our watery incursions. Artificial Reefs, and all the diving apparatuses going with it are an interesting place to explore how conscious attempts of changing our underwater tales and relationships, which often takes sea as the hypernatural wilderness to ...

World Literature and the Blue Humanities: Humanities Special Issue

World Literature and the Blue Humanities: Humanities Special Issue

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue invites interested scholars to examine the manifold relationships between the burgeoning research area of the ‘Blue Humanities’ and world literature perspectives. Scholars from a variety of backgrounds have demonstrated how the world’s oceans challenge dominant epistemologies (Steinberg 2013; DeLoughrey 2017), demanding new approaches that are both contingent and interdisciplinary. In their manifesto, Our Mother Ocean (2014), Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Monica Chilese detail how large segments of the seawaters of this ...

Climate Speaks

Breaking the climate silence: a new platform for creative youth leadership

The Climate Museum presents Climate Speaks, a citywide youth spoken word training program and competition.

Get involved—inspire progress on the greatest challenge of our time.

March—June 2019

Climate Speaks is open to all high school students living in the New York City metropolitan area.

Students will engage with climate issues through spoken word at workshops in March and April. They will then submit original poems to be selected for the semifinal round. Semifinalists will receive performance training ...

ASLE panel at RMMLA 2019

The ASLE panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the 2019 Conference. The conference will be held in El Paso, Texas, October 10-12, 2019. Proposals on all aspects of the environmental humanities, including pedagogical approaches, are welcome. https://www.rmmla.org/

Next Earth: Teaching Climate Change Across the Disciplines ***DEADLINE EXTENDED***

Next Earth: Teaching Climate Change Across the Disciplines A Nearly-Carbon Neutral Conference at UC Santa Barbara June 10-30, 2019 Call for Papers

Recognizing the severity of the climate crisis, and driven by profound and renewed belief in the power of education to help reimagine and build a better, more sustainable, and environmentally just world, or “next Earth,” Transformative Education for Climate Action will be the theme of the summer 2019 nearly-carbon neutral conference for UC Santa Barbara’s Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI). We invite your participation! Abstracts of 250 ...

L’ESPRIT CRÉATEUR, SPECIAL ISSUE of PLANT STUDIES

CALL FOR ARTICLES: L’ESPRIT CRÉATEUR, SPECIAL ISSUE PLANT STUDIES / ÉTUDES VÉGÉTALES, WINTER 2020 L’Esprit créateur, special issue, Winter 2020

Guest-edited by Rachel Bouvet and Stephanie Posthumus

Plant Studies / Études végétales

“Par les plantes, la vie se définit d’abord comme circulation des vivants et, à cause de cela, se constitue dans la dissémination des formes, dans la différence des espèces, des royaumes, des modes de vie.” (Emanuele Coccia, La vie des plantes 22)

(Pour la version en français, voir ci-dessous)

This special issue of L’Esprit Créateur seeks to ...

Emerald Publishing NEW ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES LIST

*NEW ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES LIST: CALL FOR PROPOSALS! *

Emerald Publishing (2018 IPG Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year) is pleased to announce investment in a new Humanities book programme. Our commitment to interdisciplinary research means that we are moving into the Humanities for the first time, building new lists primarily in three exciting and increasingly important areas:

· Environmental Humanities – including environmental literature, ecocriticism, environmental history, environmental philosophy and environmental anthropology · Health and Medical Humanities – the list will take a broad approach ...

Making (Eco)Logical: Locating the Arts in the Environmental Humanities in Canada

Making (Eco)Logical: Locating the Arts in the Environmental Humanities in Canada Editors: Amanda White, Queen???s University & Elysia French, York University

Bringing together diverse perspectives from artists, scholars, activists, curators, theorists, and makers, Making (Eco)Logical will locate artistic practice within the Environmental Humanities and explore the ways in which cultural production informs perceptions, communications, and knowledge of environmental distress in a Canadian context. The book will address what the arts can do; what making can make, and perhaps what it cannot, in the context of current ...

Environmenal Protests and Invisible Mental Structures

“Invisible mental structures”—shaped by beliefs in deities, spirits, and supernatural agents who act alongside humans—often provide the impetus for environmental protests. Formerly colonized countries or peoples, having all endured the suppression of indigenous language as well as the oral tradition conveyed through it, are often inclined to respond similarly to neocolonial incursions on the land. For example, Peter Read’s Haunted Earth examines Australian aboriginal sacred sites that have inspired protests; Paul Devereau’s Spirit Roads explores sacred roads and pathways around the world; Ramachandra ...