CFP: [American] Environment and Environmentalism in the Americas

full name / name of organization: 
Douglas Boudreau
contact email: 
dboudreau@mercyhurst.edu

We are soliciting papers for the 2nd edition of the Mercyhurst Colloquium
on the Americas to be held March 7 and 8, 2008. The theme for this year
is “Environmentalities.” Papers may come from any discipline on any
topic discussing the peoples of the Americas and how they perceive/
relate to/ interact with the natural world. Possible topics include (but
are by no means limited to) environmental activism and indigenous
movements, literature/cinema and the environment, environment/ecology/
nature in politics, globalization and environmental justice, legacies of
Manifest Destiny, place and identity/ regionalism, eco-critical
approaches to literature/cinema/culture, environmental/ecological
approaches to history, etc.

Please submit an abstract of 300 words with a cover letter including your
name, academic affiliation and the proposal’s title by November 9, 2007
to:

Dr. Douglas Boudreau
Department of World Languages and Cultures
Mercyhurst College
501 E. 38th St.
Erie, PA 16546-0001

or as an e-mail attachment (in a format readable by Microsoft Word) to
dboudreau_at_mercyhurst.edu. To encourage participation by all who attend,
we are asking that all papers be delivered in English. The program will
allow for papers of 20 minutes, followed by a period of questions.

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cfp categories: 
american