Calls for Contributions

Ecokritike: a newly launched online and open access journal

Ecokritike is an international, open access, blind and double peer-review journal for academics and researchers who study the fields of Environmental Humanities, Literary Theory and Cultural Criticism. The journal seeks to explore issues beyond the traditional binary and complex relationship of nature-culture, and also examines the changing status of subjectivity, agency, and citizenship, while envisioning matters for sustainable futures in a more-than-human world.

e-ISSN: 3034-9214 Publication Frequency: two issues a year (February and September) The abbreviated title of Ecokritike is Eke.

Submissions’ Guidelines: https://ecokritike.hcommons.org/submission-guidelines/

ARIEL Special Issue on Decolonizing Asian Diasporic Ecocriticism

ARIEL Special Issue Call for Papers: Decolonizing Asian Diasporic Ecocriticism

Guest Editors: Emily Yu Zong, Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University Jeffrey Santa Ana, Associate Professor, Stony Brook University

In Decolonial Ecology, Malcom Ferdinand argues that modernity has wrought a double crisis: environmental devastation by capitalist and technocratic forces, and colonial legacies of Western imperialism marked by systemic racism and Indigenous erasure. This double crisis helps us to see that human emancipation alone cannot be the only goal in envisioning a decolonial future. Rather, a world that ...

Call for Chapters – Romantic Trees: The Literary Arboretum, 1740-1840

Collection Prospectus:

Romantic Trees: The Literary Arboretum, 1740-1840 will explore literary responses to a range of individual trees and tree species and the network of international contexts within which they were viewed. The Romantic-period focus of this edited collection will culminate in 1840 with the opening of the first public arboretum, Derby Arboretum. The arboretum, though a man-made space that groups trees formally, is also an environment in which more can be understood about the biodiversity and individuality of all trees on an interconnected, ...

PLANETARY FICTION: AFRICAN LITERATURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE

PLANETARY FICTION: AFRICAN LITERATURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Modern Fiction Studies Special Issue Call for Papers Guest Editors: Nedine Moonsamy (Johannesburg) and David Shackleton (Cardiff) Deadline for Submissions: 1 February 2025

Modern Fiction Studies invites essay submissions for a special issue on “Planetary Fiction: African Literature and Climate Change.” At the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos in 2020, Ugandan climate justice activist Vanessa Nakate was cropped out of an Associated Press photograph that shows other young activists (Isabelle Axelsson, Greta Thunberg, Loukina Tille, and Luisa Neubauer). As ...

Brill Companion to the Literary History of the Early Anthropocene

Brill Companion to the Literary History of the Early Anthropocene Editors: Stefanie Heine, Anne Fastrup, Christa Holm Vogelius and Sebastian Ørtoft Rasmussen

Under contract at Brill, this collection will be the first handbook to offer a historical overview of both canonical and non-canonical early anthropocene literature from a broad geographical perspective. Balancing literary historical context and overview with individual case studies, the handbook aims at mapping literary renderings of the complex connections between the Earth system and human-made systems from before 1945 – with the ...

CALL FOR PAPERS: Lagoonscapes 4 | 2 | 2024 / Special Issue’s Title: Ecologies of Life and Death in the Anthropocene

CALL FOR PAPERS: Lagoonscapes 4 | 2 | 2024 / Special Issue’s Title: Ecologies of Life and Death in the Anthropocene

Guest editors: Professor Peggy Karpouzou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece & Dr. Nikoleta Zampaki, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Both life and death are natural states of humans and non-humans, coexisting and at the same time in an implicit ‘conflict’. The perception and mostly the experiences of death have varied through different local communities historically, often aiming to explain death ...

Colors in Econarratives about the Human and More-than-Human World

Special Issue of Storyworlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies

Guest Editors: Professor Peggy Karpouzou and Dr. Nikoleta Zampaki

Colors in Econarratives about the Human and More-than-Human World

Colors are not only visual stimuli, but also social constructs that play a pivotal role in our perception, psychology, behavior and communication. Colors also evoke a range of emotions, senses and memories that are deeply rooted in various cultural, national and traditional contexts. The meaning, role and impact of colors can vary widely across different linguistic, cultural and historical ...

Environmental Futures

World Futures Review – Special Issue Title: Environmental Futures – advancing images of mutual human-nature relationships

March 31, 2024: Abstract submission (300-500 words) deadline

Call for papers: Environmental futures describe how we envision the state of so-called nature and our human relationship with it in the future, including how “nature” or “natural” might be produced differently, and via what imaginaries. Their forms of expression may encompass, but not be limited to: data and GIS-based modeling (climate forecasts, ecosystem scenarios: see Alcamo, 2008); design-based futures (speculative design, design ...

Regeneration: Environment, Art, Culture Journal

Regeneration: Environment, Art, Culture is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal of the environmental humanities that brings humanists, activists, artists, and scientists into conversation around environmental matters. Published three times a year by the Open Library of Humanities, Regeneration prioritizes collaborative work that places different fields, disciplines, ways of knowing, and research archives in dialogue, and invites work that challenges the conventional essay form in the humanities. We welcome a wide range of submissions, particularly those that take full advantage of a multi-modal format, that ...

Plants Beyond Borders

Although they are the most abundant life form on earth, plants have received scant attention from ecocritics until recently. As allies in the rethinking of human exceptionalism and the limits of human conceptions of nation, race, sexuality, disability, and invasion, plants challenge us to reimagine our philosophical and material relationship to the beings which enable each breath we take.

For this edited collection (working title: Plants Beyond Borders) we invite 4,000-6,000 word- contributions that take an interdisciplinary approach to reimagining and rethinking plants and/or ...

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