Calls for Contributions

Special Issue: Composing Climate Change: Atmosphere, Affect, Attention

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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research

Composing Climate Change: Atmosphere, Affect, Attention

GUEST EDITOR: Joshua Trey Barnett (

How to write of that which escapes linguistic capture? How to form into words and images precisely what slips the shackles of representational thought? How to describe what cannot, strictly speaking, be perceived? How to change climates in and through the activity of composition? How to compose climate change?

In some significant sense, such questions have become perennial. Of climate change, writers routinely ask and ...

Approaching Extinction, Contesting Extinction

Call for Proposals: Approaching Extinction, Contesting Extinction

The Environmental Humanities Research Cluster at Miami University (Ohio) invites chapter proposals for presentation at a symposium March 3rd and 4th, 2020, and inclusion in an edited volume.

The extinction of the living systems upon which human survival depends is an urgent problem currently lacking adequate social and political response. Recent studies indicate that a mass species extinction is well underway on our planet. Wildlife populations have decreased by 60% in the last few decades and 70% of ...

Edited Collection: Plants in Children’s and YA Literature

From the forests of the tales of the Brothers’ Grimm to Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree, from Piglet’s house in Winnie the Pooh to the treehouse in Andy Griffith and Terry Denton’s popular 13 Story Treehouse series, trees have been enduring features of stories for children. Trees act as gateways to other worlds, as liminal spaces, as markers of permanence and change, and as metonyms of childhood itself. The joy of ‘climbing a tree’ is a familiar trope of childhood. Plants more generally ...

Surreal Entanglements: Essays on Jeff VanderMeer’s Fiction

CFP: Surreal Entanglements: Essays on Jeff VanderMeer’s Fiction

Co-editors: Louise Economides, Professor, University of Montana, Missoula Laura Shackelford, Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology

Our book is under contract for publication in Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment.

This collection of essays engages Jeff VanderMeer’s fiction as the starting point and springboard for a series of sustained critical inquiries into the changing material realities and posthumanist discourses that are now identifiable features of the Anthropocene. The concept of “entanglement” – as explored by Donna Haraway ...

Food Cultures and Critical Sustainability: Humanities Special Issue

Food Cultures and Critical Sustainability: Humanities Special Issue

Dear Colleagues,

In January 2019, the EAT-Lancet commission released a two-year study on “Food in the Anthropocene,” arguing that “civilization is in crisis,” and that the urgent need for both healthy diets and balanced planetary resources not come at the expense of accelerating trends which are unprecedented in human history (Lucas and Horton 2019). The global food regime is a matter of growing concern within the urgent horizons of climate change and biodiversity loss, among other critical ...

Edited Collection: Decentering the Anthropocene: Spanish Ecocritical Texts and the Non-Human

While the study of the environment in American literature is well established, the same is not true for peninsular Spanish literature, film, and culture. Nonetheless, as conversations about climate change and ecological degradation have become more urgent, Spanish writers, directors, and artists are addressing this topic in their works with more frequency and scholars have begun to take note. In 2010, investigators in Spain formed the research group GIECO (Grupo de Investigación en Ecocrítica) and the journal Ecozon@ Revista europea de literatura, cultura ...

Edited Collection: Ecologies in Southeast Asian Media and Popular Culture

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Edited Collection Ecologies in Southeast Asian Media and Popular Culture

Book Editors: Jason Paolo Telles, University of the Philippines Baguio John Charles Ryan, University of New England, Australia

Environmental images and representations have proliferated in recent years in media and pop cultural texts due to the widespread recognition of their powerful role in informing audiences about urgent ecological issues. Stephen Rust, Salma Monani, and Sean Cubitt, for instance, acknowledge “that popular cultural artifacts are at least as significant mediators of the human-environmental relationship and its attendant ...

Special issue on Ecophenomenology

The aim of this special issue is to explore the intersection of phenomenology and environmental philosophy. It examines the relevance of Husserl, Merleau – Ponty etc. on the topics of this field raised by environmental issues, and then proposes new approaches to the natural world and its impact to human nature. The contributors will demonstrate ecophenomenology’s issues to engage in an ecological self – evaluation of natural and human assumptions. This issue marginalized environmental topics and will offer new perspectives between phenomenologists, ecologically-minded ...

apt: special issue on climate change

For apt’s ( tenth print issue, we are seeking to publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and comics that address climate change, the defining challenge of our lifetime. It is, of course, not the only major, systemic issue we face and, for many, it is not the most important in day-to-day lives marked by injustice and inequality in a system that privileges the few. But it is an issue that touches nearly everyone and that permeates our systems in order to exacerbate inequality and ...

Literature for Change: An Interdisciplinary Environmental Education Resource

This text will be a follow-up to the recently published Confronting Climate Crises: Reading Our Way Forward and will be released in Rowman and Littlefield’s education series. Original K-12 lesson plans that include literature as a central lens for studying an environmental topic or essays about how a particular text presents an environmental topic are invited. Please submit topic of interest by June 1st:

More information about the request can be found in this google doc: