[UPDATE] Pastoral for the 21st Century (ASLE 2013, May 28-June 1, Lawrence, Kansas)

full name / name of organization: 
T.J. Welch, Florida State University
contact email: 
tjwelch@fsu.edu

Seeking abstracts for a pre-formed panel to be proposed for the ASLE Biennial Conference May 28th-June 1 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

This panel will explore the pastoral mode as a viable form of eco-critique for the 21st century. Proposals from all disciplines and perspectives are welcome. Works analyzed may be from any time period and any genre.

Subjects and methods may include, but aren’t limited to:

--the conference theme: “Migrations, Energies, and Limits” See: http://asle.ku.edu/
--urban/rural divides: “The Country and the City”
--pastoral elegy and apocalyptic environmentalism
--living in a “risk society”
--experimental eco-poetics
--pastoral desire and environmental/social exploitation
--anti-pastoral: is pastoral dead?
--matter and materiality
--Stacy Alaimo & “trans-corporeality”
--posthumanism
--Donna Haraway & “companion species”
--chimeras and cyborgs
--eco-feminism
--postcolonial ecocriticism
--critiques, revisions, or explorations of Terry Gifford’s “post-pastoral”

Please send abstracts and a brief CV or bio to T.J. Welch by November 1, 2012.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
film_and_television
modernist studies
poetry
postcolonial
renaissance
romantic
science_and_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian