UPDATE: [Theory] SENSE AND SUSTAINABLITY: Green approaches to reading (March 13-14, 2009)

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CANADA––U. Montreal EGSS
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SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY: Green approaches to reading (March 13-14, 2009)

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Clive Doucet
poet and author of 'Urban Meltdown' (2007)

CLOSING SPEAKER: Jacob Wawatie
Elder and director of Kokomville Academy

CALL FOR PAPERS

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Please distribute widely
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Deadline for 250-word abstracts: January 31, 2009.

Deadline for travel grant applications: January 16, 2009.

Green approaches to reading encourages the reframing of texts in new and
innovative ways, and raises awareness about an issue affecting us all:
ecological crisis. Furthermore, research and teaching need to address this
problem in order to promote real change on a grassroots and widespread scale.

Participants in 'Sense and Sustainability' should address the themes of
sustainability and its concomitant stewardship within the general theme of
how the present environmental crisis informs and deforms literary theory
and English language practice, written or performed.

Send submissions to submissions(at)egss-umontreal.org. Submissions should
be 250 words and should arrive by January 31, 2009. While focussing on
literary theory and English language practice, we want to stress the
openness of 'Sense and Sustainability'; entry topics may include, but are
not limited to:

biosemiotics
ecocriticism
ecofeminism
ecopoetics
ecotourism
environmental justice
first nations
globalization
green Romanticism
neocolonialism
political ecology
postcolonialism
science studies
stewardship

We also invite creative submissions for an informal event on the theme of
sustainability. Participants will have 5-10 minutes to read, present, or
perform their work, which may include poetry, prose, film shorts, songs, or
art installations. Please send a description of your idea with one or two
50Kb images or soundbites to submissions(at)egss-umontreal.org by January
31, 2009.

University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
English Graduate Students Society

LINKS:
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http://www.egss-umontreal.org/colloquium/poster.html
http://www.egss-umontreal.org/colloquium/location.html
http://www.egss-umontreal.org/colloquium/speakers.html

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