Talking about different political slogans that she has written for different eras, namely “Cyborgs for Earthly Survival” during Reagan’s era, “Run fast Bite Hard” for father Bush’s era and “Shut up and Train” for George W. Bush’s presidency , Donna Haraway declares that today her slogan is “Stay with the Trouble!” (137) Amidst the very real and imminent threats of environmental disasters, rise of racism, and an expanding precarity, it is in fact very hard to stay with the trouble rather than going elsewhere to save ourselves.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
On November 9, 1989, the East Berlin's Communist Party announced that citizens of the GDR were free to cross the country’s borders, leading to speculations of a “world without borders.” Yet, as Elisabeth Vallet argues, a renewed emphasis on wall-building since this epoch-marking event has become a “global phenomenon.” As this trend is gaining new momentum with the recent electoral victories of nationalist populists across Europe, in Israel and in Trump’s United States, borders are fortified and walls built to “protect” polities or to keep out refugees and migrants.
Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion
deadline for submissions:
August 21st, 2019
full name / name of organization: Series Editor: Gabrie’l J. Atchison, SUNY Buffalo State College, USA
contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Environment and Religion in Feminist-Womanist, Queer, and Indigenous Perspectives
The First “Connections and Human Aspects of Urban Space” International Conference
The FES Acatlán through the Research Program, the Humanities Division, the Humanities Program and the Hispanic Language and Literature and History Sections, have the honor of convene the 1st International Congress "Connections and dimensions of urban space" It will take place from October 23 to 25, 2019 on this university campus.
Call for Papers, for the next NeMLA conference, in Boston, March 5-8, 2020.
NeMLA’s theme this year will be:"Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures"
This is an accepted session.
Antebellum City Texts: Print Culture and Emergent U.S. Metropolitan Spaces
The Environmental Humanities Research Cluster at Miami University (Ohio) invites chapter proposals for presentation at a symposium March 3rd and 4th, 2020, and inclusion in an edited volume.
Environment is a fluid, elastic word. After combing the lengthy list of the many meanings of environment in a trusty Merriam Webster dictionary, one arrives at the French roots of the term: that which surrounds. The Graduate Student Association of the American Culture Studies Program at Bowling Green State University invites scholars to an interdisciplinary symposium focused on exploring the multilayered meanings of the term environment using the broadest definition of the term as a common ground for meeting and commingling.
Margaret Atwood is a world-renowned Canadian writer. Her identity as a Canadian is important to her and is reflected in her work, especially her earlier work. However, she is a well-travelled person as well and her works don't all take place in Canada. Over the years, she has set her work in urban, suburban and rural locations around Canada but also in the Caribbean and, in The Handmaid's Tale, in the Boston area. This panel would look at Atwood's various settings. How does she use place to reflect or cause either the comfort or the alienation of her characters? Why did she choose to set her first dystopian novel in Cambridge rather than in her home city of Toronto?
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our fifteenth year of issues.
Forthcoming thematic issues will include ecological radicalism, animal rights radicalism, and anarchism, including Black Bloc activism. We welcome articles on environmental and animal rights radicalism and radical groups or individuals, as well as articles on anarchist groups or individuals.
“The surface is where most of the action is.”
--James Gibson, The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception