"Nature and Its Discontents," SAMLA Conference, Atlanta, 5-7 November, Deadline 1 June

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Azzarello, Southern University New Orleans
contact email: 
razzarello@suno.edu

SAMLA Conference

5-7 November 2010
Atlanta, Georgia

CFP: Nature and Its Discontents

“Nature and Its Discontents” will explore the ontological, epistemological, and theological significances of “the natural” in relation to literature and to life. Possible topics may include: the varieties of human nature; environmental philosophy vis-à-vis queer, feminist, postcolonial, critical race, and/or posthumanist theory; the aesthetics of life cycles; violence and peace in the ecological order; natural disaster and environmental risk; terror, wonder, and the sublime. By 1 June 2010, please send 300-word abstracts to Robert Azzarello, Southern University New Orleans, at razzarello@suno.edu.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
childrens_literature
classical_studies
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
medieval
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
religion
renaissance
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian