CFP: Postcolonial Studies and Ecocriticism (10/1/07; journal issue)

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Hans-Georg Erney
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CALL FOR ESSAYS. The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies
seeks submissions for a Special Issue on possible intersections between
postcolonial studies and ecocriticism. Preferred length is 6,000 and
9,000 words, in MLA format. (Please consult a recent issue for settling
any formatting questions.) The author should not identify him/herself in
the essay.

Deadline for complete essays is 10 September 2007.

The Journal welcomes scholarly submissions on any dimension of the
Postcolonial study of literature: history, language, race, gender,
identity, migration and cultural exchange, scholarship and activism, among
others. Ecocritical topics which could be examined in relation to
postcolonial concerns include (but are not limited to): place--nature and
economic development in relation to imperialism or current globalization;
(bio)regionalism; ‘wilderness’; the lives, representation, or significance
of animals, plants, etc.; (eco)tourism; literary and cultural figuring
(including romantic, exotic, spiritual, etc.) of Nature; local
environmental traditions and possible oppositional value in imperial or
global context.

While the Journal does not presuppose or advocate a particular ideology or
specific critical approach, it prefers that considerations of individual
authors and texts be placed in the context of a theoretical
paradigm—literary, sociopolitical, or cultural. Please send the article as
an email attachment to: Gautam Kundu, at

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