Deadline: March 15, 2020
Contact: Teresa Botelho, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanitues, Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +351214713326

The first Earth Day, celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970 by millions of people and now mobilizing citizens and communities worldwide, represented the first massive expression of public concern with the ecological sustainability of our planet, launching the modern global environmentalist movement. As the world signals its 50th anniversary in 2020, the Symposium (Re)thinking Earth: From Representations of Nature to Climate Change Fiction, aims to bring together an intersection of plural perspectives and representations of the tropes of threatened nature and climate crisis, spread over time, place, formats and aesthetic models, under the collaborative interdisciplinary model of the environmental humanities.
We invite papers on a range of topics that may include:
Nature writing over time and space
Global voices in ecopoetics
Affect and ecocriticism
Climate change in contemporary Fiction
Reimagined pastoral landscapes
Space and scale in environmental writing
Agroecological storytelling
Thinking the anthropocene
Representations of environmental science in literature and film
The climate change crisis in visual culture
Ecomedia and the communication of environmental science
Climate change in utopian and dystopian literature
Post-colonial and indigenous representations of environmental collapses
Science Fiction, fantasy and environmental crises
Film and the televisual representations of climate change
Environmental ethics
Environmental education and literacy

This conference is organized by the Strand American Intersections of CETAPS, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nova University of Lisbon.
Participants should submit a 250 word abstract in English or Portuguese by March 15, 2020. accompanied by a brief bio-note. Letters of acceptance will be sent no later than March 30th, 2020.

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Professor Stef Craps, Ghent University, convener of the project Climate Change: Fiction, Memory, and the Anthropocene.

Inquiries should be emailed to Teresa Botelho ([email protected]) and to Isabel Oliveira Martins ([email protected]).
Go to for more information and submission of abstracts.

Posted on December 2, 2019