Calls for Contributions

Urgent issue of The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge: TILTING

COVID-19 is an irrefutably global provocation that is currently reconfiguring nearly every aspect of life on Earth. The non-linear spread of the virus’ impact, which exceeds and differs from the rate of infection, has amplified and magnified already latent conditions of precarity, injustice, and inequality. It has been declared a pandemic, the etymology of which is pan + demos, meaning “all people,” but it is not affecting all people equally. These uncertain socio-political circumstances demand agile, dynamic, and multifaceted responses. In their recent ...

Deep Wild Deadline Extension: Undergraduate Student Essay Contest

In response to coronavirus-caused disruptions, the journal Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry has extended the deadline for its Undergraduate Student Essay Contest until March 31.

We seek work that conjures the experiences, observations, and insights of journeys to places where there are no roads. The length limit is 3,000 words. There is no entry fee. Up to three essays will be chosen for publication in the June 2020 volume of Deep Wild Journal, and the authors will receive cash awards of $100 and ...

Ecofeminist Fictions in Spanish: Call for Creative Contributions

We invite submissions for a book compilation of fictional texts in Spanish on the topic of Ecofeminism under the provisional title of “Ecofeminist Fictions in Spanish/Ficciones ecofeministas en el contexto hispano.” This volume is open to any genre: poems, comics, vignettes, short stories, etc. For longer genres (novels, drama plays), a fragment will be selected for publication purposes.

Description Ecofeminism tries to explain and solve the current global ecological crisis through the interaction of Ecology and Feminism. The parallel exploitation of women and nature prompts ...

Deep Wild Undergraduate Student Essay Contest Deadline March 15

The editors of Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry invite students currently enrolled in undergraduate programs to submit essays for our 2020 Undergraduate Student Essay Writing Contest. We seek work that conjures the experiences, observations, and insights of journeys to places where there are no roads. The length limit is 3,000 words. There is no entry fee. Up to three essays will be chosen for publication in the June 2020 volume of Deep Wild Journal, and the authors will receive cash awards of ...

Writing Environment, landscape and territory: ecocriticism and cultural studies in South America

Tekoporá: Latin American Journal of Environmental Humanities and Territorial Studies welcomes abstracts for papers to be published in the July 2021 issue.

This 4th edition of Tekoporá seeks to gather work from the intersecting fields of ecocriticism and cultural studies that is specifically related to issues surrounding environment, landscape and territory. Articles must explore literary, cultural, visual and other texts that engage with environmental issues and are contextualized in South America.

We invite contributions premised on the environmental and/or post-human turn of literary and cultural ...

Interrogating Folklore and the Literary Fairy-tale in the Anthropocene: Call for Chapter Proposals

Editors:

Anita Harris Satkunananthan, PhD. Sanghamitra Dalal, PhD. Selena Middleton, PhD.

Introduction

This collection of essays is aimed at exploring the role and relevance of folklore, fairytale and the various contemporary revisionings of folklore and fairytale in the age of the Anthropocene, when the changes in the landscape and geology due to human activity has irrevocably changed the trajectory of our collective destinies. This necessitates a shift in the transmission and generation of folklores both diasporic and settled, hybrid and indigenous. In the chaos of shifting geopolitical considerations, ...

Axes For the Frozen Sea: a Call For Fiction in Dark Mountain

‘Stories about climate change don’t need to be about climate change’, writes theatre critic Robert Butler in an essay published in 2014:

Stories written before people knew about human-made climate change – Faust, Galileo, King Lear – may now resonate in ways that hadn’t been seen before. Even if climate change is not the subject matter, or the principal theme, its presence may still be detectable. It could be, in Ian McEwan’s evocative phrase, ‘the background hum’.

A ‘background hum’ might resonate for ...

Eco-Georgic: From Antiquity to the Anthropocene

CFP: [email protected] 12.2 Autumn 2021 Eco-Georgic: From Antiquity to the Anthropocene

Guest Editors: Sue Edney (University of Bristol), Philipp Erchinger (University of Duesseldorf) and Pippa Marland (University of Leeds)

Georgic, a genre or mode of writing about agricultural labour and rural life, is typically concerned with ways of being at work in an environment that tends to overtake or resist all human efforts to master it. As David Fairer has argued, georgic nature is always, to some degree, out of tune with our human endeavours to ...

CFP Special Issue: Keep on Rolling Under the Stars – Green Readings on the Beat Generation

A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

The Beat Generation promoted transnational literatures of resistance, and green readings of their work remains lacking. The Beat Generation was a transnational group of literary bohemians, and the relevance of their work might seem limited to the immediate postwar period. The problem of climate change has long been a source of inspiration for authors, and existing scholarship acknowledges this fact. Nonetheless, important questions remain. Can the environmental humanities contribute to current debates surrounding the ...

Intimate Relations: Communicating (in) the Anthropocene

Call for chapter proposals for Intimate Relations: Communicating (in) the Anthropocene

We invite submissions for an edited volume to be published in late 2020 that address communication in the Anthropocene. The book is under contract with Lexington Press.

The Anthropocene, the human-shaped geologic era we now occupy, presents challenges too huge to comprehend, damage too tragic to contemplate, and a reality that mocks the wholly insufficient language of “solutions” many humans yearn to imagine. We have spent too long fretting about the impossibility of “fixing” ...