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ecocriticism and environmental studies

Need chapter on veganism and critical race studies asap

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:04pm
Laura Wright
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

I am editing the Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies, which is currently under contract with the press. Handbooks are typically 30-35 chapters, with chapters being roughly 6000 words (footnotes and works cited inclusive). They aim to provide a cutting edge, comprehensive assessment of the field and will be an essential reference title and benchmark publication for the subject.

Due to a late withdrawal by a contributor, I am seeking proposals for a final needed chapter examining race and veganism that reflects knowledge of the field of Vegan Studies, Critical Race Studies, and that builds on extant work in these disciplines. The essay should provide a broad overview of the issues and tensions that have shaped the discourse on veganism and race. 

Gothic Nature III: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:04pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 12, 2020

NB: We are acutely aware that this CFP coincides with extremely uncertain times re COVID-19. Of course, it is currently unknown when gatherings of people will be able to resume as normal. We have every intention of holding this event in October, but first and foremost must prioritise the safety of our attendees. If necessary, we will either postpone the conference or host it virtually.

Wired China: Digital Media and Online Culture

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:24pm
University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Digital technologies have in the last decade profoundly changed China’s cultural landscape. Messaging apps such as WeChat and Chinese-language podcasts have become important platforms for critical debate, whilst the rising popularity of online platforms for fiction writing, video sharing, shopping, movie ratings and gaming reflect new practices of media consumption and reception. State surveillance and censorship play an important role in China’s wired culture, but web-based cultural activities do not only take place in the shadows of a repressive state but also reflect profound social and cultural transformations, technological developments as well as innovative engagements with traditional aesthetics.

Call for Book Chapters "Corona Epidemic: Social, Economic and Ecological Issues"

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 11:04am
Nationalist Publications
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Corona Epidemic: Social, Economic and Ecological Issues


Call for Book Chapters  

The novel coronavirus epidemic has challenged the path of human growth. It has reassured mankind why development and not growth should be of primary concern for humanity. Ever since the onset of the industrial revolution, ecology and social wellbeing have been compromised for the economy. However, with the epidemic challenging the economic structure, it begets humankind to find sustainable solutions that balance all these three facets of industrial growth, ecological sustainability and social wellbeing.

Rethinking Relations: Michel Serres and the Environmental Humanities (Conference)

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 10:28am
University of Konstanz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Rethinking Relations - Michel Serres and the Environmental Humanities

An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Konstanz, Germany

November 11-13, 2021


Moritz Ingwersen, American Studies, Konstanz

Beate Ochsner, Media Studies, Konstanz


So forget the word environment, commonly used in this context.

--Serres, The Natural Contract--

UPDATE Everything is Queer. The Relevance of Gender and Queer Studies Today

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 8:00am
Gender Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Guest Editor: Robyn Dudic

In a society gradually turning to more inclusiveness and tolerance, this special issue of gender forum is dedicated to highlight the relevance and importance of Gender and Queer Studies with regard to contemporary academic literature.

Gender in Crisis. COVID-19 and its Impact (Special Issue)

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:43pm
Gender Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

According to the most recent gender report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse” (COVID-19: A Gender Lens). The COVID-19 crisis has affected and continues to affect every aspect of our lives, raising anxieties, limiting spaces, and intensifying tension and conflict in different areas.

Ecocriticism (co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 3:08pm
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference's 118th Annual meeting will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from Thursday, Nov. 12 to Sunday, Nov. 15th. This year's Association for the Study of Literature and Environment panel is looking for presenters working in any aspect of ecocriticism, including (but not limited to) ecocritical theory, Indigenous ecocriticism, environmental ethics, environmental justice, colonial, postcolonial, and settler colonial ecologies, gender and ecology, literary representations of non-human being, and interdisciplinary investigations of literature and environmental science.

 The sumbission page can be viewed here: