MAPACA -- Environment and Culture Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

The environment is arguably the most significant aspect of human culture and society, pervading every facet of our personal and professional lives, from where we live, work, and play to how we choose to think about our environment. Environment and Culture as an area explores the various ways in which the environment shapes and is shaped by human action/interaction. Papers from all disciplines and historical periods are invited, and papers from graduate students are especially encouraged. Panels of 3-4 presenters are also welcome. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:
– environmental literature
– the arts and the environment
– environmental philosophy
– natural history
– nature and culture
– urban and suburban environments
– contemporary issues
– politics and the environment