Ecocritical Approaches to Francophone Literatures, Due 09/30/11

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43rd Annual NeMLA Convention, March 15-18th, 2012 in Rochester, New York

Since its emergence ecocritical discourse has exhibited a tendency toward parochialism in its primary focus on Anglophone and American literatures and ecologies. Recent ecocritical work has turned toward the global and the theoretical. Nevertheless, significant gaps remain—particularly in regard to ecocritical scholarship on Francophone literatures. This panel proposes to address that gap.

We invite abstracts for scholarly papers on ecocritical approaches to Francohone literatures that explore perspectives of environmentality, examine ecologies rooted in the specificity of local place, and illuminate the aesthetic, cultural, and political characteristics of ecocritical approaches to the environment. Ecocritical scholarship that intersects with postcolonial studies, feminist theory, philosophy and ethics, environmental justice, regional studies, and other fields are welcome. While accepted papers will be presented during the NeMLA Convention, March 15-18th, 2012 in Rochester, NY, all submissions will be considered for a proposed anthology.

Abstracts of 500 words may be submitted electronically as MS Word attachments by September 30th to:

Douglas Boudreau, and Marnie Sullivan,

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