Calls for Contributions

Teaching Postcolonial Environmental Literature and Media

Call for Essay Proposals for a Volume on Teaching Postcolonial Environmental Literature and Media

Essay proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA Options for Teaching series entitled Teaching Postcolonial Environmental Literature and Media, to be edited by Cajetan Iheka. In the past decade, critical readings of texts from formerly colonized societies have increasingly combined postcolonial and ecocritical perspectives. The rising interest in postcolonial ecocriticism is reflected in curricular offerings, which include entire courses or sections of courses devoted to novels, stories, plays, ...

Surreal Entanglements: Essays on Jeff VanderMeer’s Fiction

Book proposal to be submitted to Routledge’s Studies in World Literature and the Environment series, in response to expressed interest in the project.

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” – introduced by Donna Haraway and initially taken up by other late Twentieth Century theorists and philosophers of science as ...

Approaches to Animal in Literature and Culture

CFP for an edited volume on Animal Studies.

Essays are invited from academics, scholars, research aspirants and animal advocates.

The rise and expansion of Animal Studies over the past decades can be seen in the explosion of various articles, journals, books, conferences, organisations, courses all over the academic world. With the publication of Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation in 1975 and Tom Regan’s The Case for Animal Rights in 1983, there has been a burgeoning interest in nonhuman animals among academics, animal advocates, and the general ...

Mark Twain and the Natural World

SPECIAL ISSUE: Mark Twain and the Natural World

The Mark Twain Annual is seeking article-length submissions that examine aspects of Twain’s work that comment on the relation between human beings and the natural world. This broad scope allows for critical examinations of Twain’s writing about the natural world in any number of ways: as nature writing; as a form of environmentalism; as commentary on animal welfare, technology and science, and travel; and as a forerunner to mid-20th to early 21st century writers (Krutch, Abbey, ...

The Goose Special Issue on Art and Environmental Activism

The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada is seeking submissions for a special issue on the role of art in environmental activism, for publication in spring 2019.

From protest signs and songs to memes and hashtags, and from poetry and novels to life writing and creative op-ed articles, art and activism go hand in hand. While scholars and activists work to critique the colonialist, capitalist, racist, classist, sexist, and ableist arguments in favour of dams, pipelines, border walls, gentrification, and ...

Embodied Memories, Embedded Healing: New Ecological Perspectives from East Asia

Embodied Memories, Embedded Healing: New Ecological Perspectives from East Asia

Prospectus for an edited volume (a supplementary note)

Xinmin Liu (Washington State University) Peter I-min Huang (Tamkang University)

The concept of planetary humanism has been on the rise lately, bringing forth a variety of approaches and standpoints on cognitive affect and environmental imagination that refuel the drive against ecological crisis and environmental injustice. In answer to the breakthroughs in cognitive psychology (Lakoff/Johnson), ethnic studies (Gilroy) and comparative literature (Spivak) since 1990s, we feel keenly inspired to respond ...

Essays, Stories Sought for About Place Journal

About Place Journal, a literary journal dedicated to re-forging the links between earth, society, art, and spirit, is seeking prose pieces for its upcoming issue. We accept other forms of written and multimedia work, but are hoping to strengthen our connections with the prose community.

Read the Call for Submissions below or at Please also save the date for our next submission period in January/February 2019.

“Roots and Resistance”: Call for Submissions

Co-Editors: Melissa Tuckey & Lauren Camp Assistant Editors: Erica Charis-Molling & Katy Richey

Open for ...


The journal ALETRIA: REVISTA DE ESTUDOS LITERÁRIOS, a quarterly publication of the Post-Graduation Program in Literary Studies of the Faculty of Letters of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, is receiving article proposals for the 3rd issue of their 28th volume’s dossier “Early Modern English Literature”.

Early modern English authors (c. 1453-1789) wrote in a period of unprecedented national and international political, cultural, social, religious, and scientific changes. Literature in English across a range of traditional and alternative genres reflected, resisted, and redefined ...

Edited Volume: Empirical Ecocriticism

There is a growing consensus across disciplines that narratives are of central importance to our relationships with other humans and nonhumans as well as the broader environment. However, until recently ecocritics have largely relied upon speculation to assess the critical question of the influence of environmental narratives on their audiences. This is due in part to the lack of interdisciplinary cooperation between humanists and social scientists in assessing how environmental narratives across various mediums contribute to our understanding of the world around us ...

Gothic Nature Seeks TV/ Film Reviews

A new academic journal, Gothic Nature, is seeking TV/film reviews. The show or film reviewed needs to be recent (last 12 months ideally), have a clear thematic link to eco-horror/eco-Gothic, and the reviews should aim to be about 1,000 words in length.

If you want to find out a bit more about the journal, here’s the link: