Calls for Contributions

Edited Collection: Ecologies in Southeast Asian Media and Popular Culture (Extended Deadline)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Extended Deadline: August 1, 2019

BOOK EDITORS John Charles Ryan, University of New England, Australia Jason Paolo R. Telles, University of the Philippines Baguio

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. Rust, Monani, and Cubitt, for instance, acknowledge “that popular cultural artifacts are at least as significant mediators of the human-environmental relationship and its attendant anxieties and joys as are literature ...

Emily Dickinson and the Anthropocene

Scholars periodize Emily Dickinson’s poetry in several ways: of the American nineteenth century; as post-Puritan, post-Romantic, or pre-Modernist; of a secessionist moment. But how, we ask, does her life and work partake in what scholars today call the Anthropocene? Though the Anthropocene—the geological age we share with Dickinson—is a disputed term with varying meanings, it is most crucially recognized as a period in which human industry and activity has irreparably altered the global climate. Heralding the twilight of humanity, scholars across disciplines are ...

Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion

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

Series Editor: Gabrie’l J. Atchison, SUNY Buffalo State College, USA

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 ...

Call for Submissions: Mediating Art and Science

Mediating Art and Science A thematic stream for the journal Media+Environment, which revisits the intellectual and communicative barriers once posited between the “two cultures” of the sciences and the humanities via the new synchronies presented by environmentally oriented arts and media; edited by Alenda Chang and Adrian Ivakhiv. “Mediating Art and Science” is the second stream to be slated for publication in Media+Environment.

Media+Environment is a new journal of transnational and interdisciplinary ecomedia research, founded on the premise that media and environment is a crucial ...

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

Read the full call here: https://dcqr.ucpress.edu/content/call-papers-composing-climate-change-atmosphere-affect-attention

Departures in Critical Qualitative Research

Composing Climate Change: Atmosphere, Affect, Attention

GUEST EDITOR: Joshua Trey Barnett (barnettj@d.umn.edu)

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 ...