The World We Imagined: Literature, Nature, and the Environment Conference - Winfield, KS April 4-6, 2013 (Deadline Jan 9, 2013)

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Southwestern College - Winfield, KS

We are seeking proposals for a conference on the relationship between Literature, Nature, and the Environment, which will focus on the idea of the environmental imagination, imaginary worlds, and imagined futures.

Papers might examine (but are not limited to):
• Ecocritical approaches to literature
• Nature Writing and other representation of the Environment
• The Picturesque
• Animals and Wildlife
• The Environment Reimagined
• Utopias and Dystopias
• Urban Landscapes and the Environment
• Climate and Weather
• Environmental justice
• Environmental issues in the Mid-West
• Local environmental Narratives
Proposals not exceeding 350 words to be sent to and by January 9th 2013.

Southwestern College is AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education), ACUPCC (American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment), KACEE (Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education), and the Kansas Green Schools Network. "Think Green, Bleed Purple!"