CFP: [American] Environment and Environmentalism in the Americas

full name / name of organization: 
Douglas Boudreau
contact email: 

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

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 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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