Calls for Contributions

Call for Co-Host – EcoCast: The Official ASLE Podcast

The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) is currently accepting applications for a co-host on the in-development podcast series, EcoCast. The podcast will be a place for scholars, educators, and creators doing work related to ecocriticism, environmental and social justice, service learning, and any other topic that falls under the purview of ASLE’s vision.

The role of the co-host will be to help the host organize, schedule, and develop initial outlines for the podcast. Additionally, the co-host will participate in ...

Gothic Nature Journal — Film/TV Reviews

Friendly reminder: The journal Gothic Nature is collecting ecohorror/ecoGothic-themed TV and film reviews for its next issue.

(Here’s the link to the previous issue https://gothicnaturejournal.com/issue-1/.)

So, if you have a short analysis you want to make of a show or movie or podcast, approximately 1000 words, please send it our way. Recent texts preferred, although that is negotiable. Feel free to email me (Sara Crosby, [email protected]) with your idea.

Harvard Style preferred.

Due Date: March 15.

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment – JILE/RILE

Upcoming Special Issue of RILE (ASLE-Brasil): Postcolonial Ecocriticism

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment – JILE/RILE (Revista Interdisciplinar de Literatura e Ecocrítica) is an interdisciplinary journal of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE-Brazil).Its main objective is to promote humanistic dialogues on environmental issues. The Journal publishes research articles, interviews, artistic works on literature, history, politics, and art, whose focus is local and subjects involving Brazil, Latin America, Caribe, Asia and Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Postcolonial Ecocriticism

General Editor: ...

The Global South and/in the Plantationocene

Special issue of The Global South: “The Global South and/in the Plantationocene” Deadline for abstracts: July 1, 2020

According to the United Nations’ environmental risk index, a by-country report on the effects of global climate change, the inhabitants, locales, and economies of global south nations will be disproportionally affected as global warming intensifies. Many of these nations are projected to be hit by a triple whammy: rising populations, combined with already-vulnerable economies and spikes in severe weather events will result in massive disruptions to livelihoods ...

Energy in American History: A Political, Social, and Environmental Encyclopedia

We seek qualified researchers with specializations in environmental studies, history of consumption, and the cultural history of science and technology (and related fields) to serve as contributors to Energy in American History: A Political, Social, and Environmental Encyclopedia (2 vols., ABC-CLIO, 2021). The project will take readers from the earliest days of wood, wind, and horse power through the Industrial Revolution and the Age of Steam and into the era of coal and oil in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Entries will detail major energy ...

CFP: Eighteenth-Century Environmental Humanities

We invite abstracts for an interdisciplinary collection of essays that is oriented around the sheer diversity of Environmental Humanities (EH) work in the long eighteenth century. Our interdisciplinary focus seeks to honor connections and conversations within, around, and between disciplines. This collection evaluates how the emergence and necessity of EH scholarship is germane to conversations in the eighteenth century, and endeavors to weigh how EH might function as a discipline, theoretic, methodology, and/or pedagogical tool–as well as how the eighteenth century might legitimate, ...

Creature Features & the Environment

Creature Features & the Environment A special issue of Science Fiction Film & Television Edited by Bridgitte Barclay and Christy Tidwell

Creature Features & the Environment, a special issue of Science Fiction Film and Television (SFFTV), seeks essays that engage with creature features as a specific subset of environmental science fiction. Popularized in the mid-20th century as sf/horror, creature features are films with creatures of various sorts attacking, whether awakened from dormancy by radiation, discovered in distant locales, or accidentally created in labs.

While some creature ...

Ecopedagogies for the Anthropocene

Out of the Classroom and into the Wild: Ecopedagogies for the Anthropocene

We boast of our system of education, but why stop at schoolmasters and schoolhouses? We are all schoolmasters, and our schoolhouse is the universe. To attend chiefly to the desk or schoolhouse while we neglect the scenery in which it is placed is absurd. If we do not look out we shall find our schoolhouse standing in a cow-yard at last. —Henry David Thoreau, “Huckleberries”

This collection will explore the ways in which ...

Teaching the Literature of Climate Change

Teaching the Literature of Climate Change Now that we are two decades into the twenty-first century, courses that thematize the literature of climate change have become more and more popular and more of an ethical imperative to teach. Students today need to understand the global environmental devastation they will inherit, and the literary imagination uniquely addresses such consequences as warming temperatures, desertification, sea-level rise, climate refugees, the spread of disease, and the collapse of our biome. With the proliferation of novels, short stories, poems, ...

The Sustainable City: Lessons from the Field

Editors: Margaret Cuonzo (Philosophy), Carole Griffiths (Biology), Tim Leslie (Biology), Deborah Mutnick (English), Jay Shuttleworth (Education), Long Island University Brooklyn

Contacts: Deborah Mutnick – [email protected]; Carole Griffiths – [email protected]

Project Description

Arguably, the three major crises of our time—the epoch of the Anthropocene—are climate change, biodiversity loss, and social inequality. Closely related global phenomena, these crises are occurring locally with devastating consequences for increasingly large numbers of the world’s population. Like many other educators, we have come to see our role in researching, analyzing, and teaching ...