Increasing disparities of wealth, inequalities, and unfairness have led to social protests, civil wars, and other forms of unrest in many parts of the world. Extreme climate changes causing droughts, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and other disasters strain already limited and finite resources and have led to social unrest and to displacement and migration of citizens in search of basic necessities: food, water, shelter. Other forces and events have disrupted the stability of Earth’s systems throughout deep time, but the Anthropocene is the only age distinguished by at least the opportunity for human self-awareness and reflexivity regarding the agency of change.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
CFP: “The Infrastructure of Emergency”
Margaret Atwood is a world-renowned writer who has always identified herself specifically as a Canadian writer, even at a time when it was argued (even within Canada) that Canadian literature didn't exist. Her identity as a Canadian is very important to her but, over the course of her career, her work reveals a progression to a more global viewpoint. Atwood's earlier work invites an examination primarily of internal borders (between Canadian provinces, between urban and natural spaces and in the psychic spaces of her characters) where her later work more obviously offers opportunities to examine intersections of transnational spaces.
Food Cultures and Critical Sustainability - Humanities journal special issue
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Ecologies in Southeast Asian Media and Popular Culture
John Charles Ryan, University of New England, Australia
Jason Paolo Telles, University of the Philippines Baguio
Analyzing the Anthropocene, or the “Age of Man,” poses unique challenges for the classroom context. How does one “teach” the Anthropocene? How might we use the lenses of Rob Nixon’s “slow violence” or Christian Parenti’s “catastrophic convergence” to add a critical dimension to current teaching? Can we envision ways to work around administrative and standardizing obstacles – and even transcend that physical and ideological place we call classroom? This is essential, for, as Paulo Freire asserts, “critical consciousness is brought about not through an intellectual effort alone, but through praxis – through the authentic union of action and reflection.”
CFP ALLUVIUM JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE JUNE 2019: Global Contemporary: Ecologies of Gender and Class within the Combined and Uneven Anthropocene
Alluvium is an online journal dedicated to twenty-first-century writing, affiliated with BACLS (British Association of Contemporary Literary Studies) as its Graduate-run journal. It publishes short (2-2500 word) academic articles on fiction as well as twenty-first-century approaches to the literary canon by researchers working at PG, ECR, Lecturer and Senior level. Alluvium encourages contributors to focus their articles around key issues and emerging trends within literature and literary criticism.
ENVIRONMENT: LAST CALL
September 27-28, 2019
Why should I be studying for a future that soon may be no more, when no one is doing anything to save that future? And what is the point of learning facts when the most important facts clearly means nothing to our society?
-Greta Thunberg, “School Strike for Climate”
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Athena: Philosophical Studiesis an annual philosophical journal issued by the Department of Contemporary Philosophy of the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute. The journal publishes original scholarly articles and research papers devoted to problems in contemporary philosophy. The submissions are subject to double-blind peer-review by two scholars but the final decision to publish rests with the editors. The publishing languages are Lithuanian and English.
Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies
Pacific Northwest College of Art
2019 Graduate Symposium
Art and Environmental Justice
Date: November 22-23, 2019
Location: 511 NW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97209
A free, full-day interdisciplinary symposium to promote dialog on the interplay of environmentalism, social justice, education, and the arts.