Calls for Contributions

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion

Environment and Religion in Feminist-Womanist, Queer, and Indigenous Perspectives

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 is not only a mode of scholarly discourse and analysis, but also a hub for social formation and action. What distinguishes this series in particular is that it focuses on ecofeminism as a disciplinary matrix through which the voices of ...

Call for Entries: Public Resource for Teaching Environmental Film

Jenna Gersie is a graduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder and is putting together a public resource for teaching environmental film as part of her Environmental Media Studies class and Digital Humanities certificate. She is crowdsourcing data to build the resource. If you would like to include a brief description of an environmental film you have taught, please fill out the form on the website.

Spenserian Ecological Futures

The last ten years of work in early modern studies has looked increasingly toward nonhuman and more-than-human worlds as part of a broader environmental humanities turn towards the green and blue. This new direction has attracted an upcoming generation of scholars interested in studying Spenser and his ecological world. This call for submissions asks to hear these new voices and their experience working in Spenser’s ecologically dense world. Specifically, we are looking for broadly construed ecological, ecocritical, and/or environmental humanist readings of one ...

Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of Robert Frost (MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature series)

Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of Robert Frost (MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature series)

Proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA’s Approaches to Teaching World Literature series entitled Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of Robert Frost.

Essays in this volume could address teaching Frost’s work by focusing on topics such as science, Darwinism and belief, gender relations/gender conflict, rural/urban life, politics, race/racism, traditional media/new media, the natural and/or the supernatural, the formal innovations Frost made with dramatic monologue, the sound of sense, or Frost’s engagement with traditional verse ...

Articles for Hemisphere: Visual Culture of the Americas

The editorial committee for Hemisphere: Visual Culture of the Americas seeks essays from graduate students for the 2020 issue. Volume 13 will center on the theme, “Cartographic Infrastructures: Mapping and the Graphic Arts in the Americas.” and will feature articles and short exhibition reviews presenting interdisciplinary research that considers the ways in which the spectrum of media—i.e. graphic arts, graphic design, printmaking, needlepoint, infographics, pictographs, and/or works on paper—thematically, conceptually, and formally intersect across historical eras and political, ideological, and geological boundaries. Our ...

The Power of Greenness. Poe, Hawthorne, Melville and American Environmentalist Discourse

The call is addressed mainly, but not exclusively, to scholars investigating the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville, who might be interested in contributing to the volume The Power of Greenness: Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and American Environmentalist Discourse. The title of the planned collection of essays is an allusion to the classic 1955 study by Harry Levine The Power of Blackness. Poe, Hawthorne, Melville. As the “greenness” in the title suggests, the volume proposes to reexamine the fiction of ...

International Journal of Tamil Language and Literary Studies

International Journal of Tamil Language and Literary Studies is a bi-Yearly and bilingual Journal (Tamil Language & English Language) gives keen scope to understand and evaluate the classical antiquity of Tamil Language and Literature and modern trends in it. The Journal ijtlls mainly focuses on the thrust areas such as History of Tamil Language and Culture, Folk Arts, Temple Studies, Siddha Medicine, Tamil Linguistics, Tamil Criticism, Tamil Literature, Creative writing in Tamil Language, Tamil Literature and Psychology, Women in Tamil Literature, Eco-criticism, Comparative ...

Call for Book Chapters: “Italian Ecocriticism: Historic Trajectories and Contemporary Approaches”

As an understanding of reality that is defined and measured by human experience, humanism finds one of its cornerstones in the idea of a harmonious correspondence between microcosm and macrocosm—between man and universe—that has proven as ideologically idealistic as impossible to achieve. However, the specter of a “collapse of nature” and the awareness of the precariousness of human life on earth have always haunted our imagination. In Italian culture in particular, from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period, several thinkers, writers, and ...

Book chapters for “Coronavirus in the Media: Early Responses to COVID-19 in Global Perspective”

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book examining global portrayals of the coronavirus in diverse print, broadcast, and online media, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, social media, television, podcasts, and popular culture.

A sampling of confirmed chapters follows: • “A Historical Handshake between the Mainstream Media and Social Media in Response to COVID-19 in Vietnam,” Dinh Thi Thuy Hang and Hien Thi Minh Nguyen, Academy of Journalism and Communication, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Administration, Vietnam • “Does Overnight Online ...

Book chapters for “Coronavirus, Climate Crisis, and Eco-Anxiety: Psychology of Pandemics, Global Heating, and Planetary Hope”

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book called Coronavirus, Climate Crisis, and Eco-anxiety: Psychology of Pandemics, Global Heating, and Planetary Hope. Chapter proposals should explore the psychological dimensions of the threats to human health and survival posed by pandemics such as the coronavirus, as well as by the accelerating global climate emergency. Chapters might address questions like • “How can individuals continue to work together at a time when prudent policies of social distancing may lead to a sense of isolation and loss ...