DEADLINE EXTENDED EDITED VOLUME Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Border Studies
Edited Volume: Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Border Studies deadline for submissions: April 30, 2018. Full articles will be due June 30, 2018. full name / name of organization:LR CUNNINGHAM (University of Nevada, Reno) and ALEJANDRA MARQUEZ (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
A man can’t die where there is no earth
because there will be no place
to bury him. His body is the sky
and understands the language of birds.
-“Where the Sky Meets the Earth”, Todd Kaneko.
What or where we are not; who can live and die—what lies beyond the human—are questions that have emerged as some of the most thought-provoking concepts in contemporary literary scholarship. This special collection entitled Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Border Studies explores the roles of human-nonhuman encounters in the field of Latinx and Mexican Studies, Literature, and across the humanities at large. How do animal, human, botanical, and epistemological bodies alter the way we approach ontological interpretations in Latinx texts, visual art, and/or performances? In addition to these concerns, this Call for Papers seeks work that traverses a varied range of bodies and utilizes interdisciplinary frameworks in innovative ways. Topics might include, but are not limited to:
Race and animal studies
Borders and livelihoods
Queering the nonhuman
Performance and animality
Critical approaches to landscapes, bodies of land, and water.
Eco-criticism and the Anthropocene
Pollution and toxicity
Please send 500-word abstracts and a 1-page CV to LR Cunningham (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 30, 2018. Full articles will be due August 30, 2018.