Topic: Environmental Aesthetics
CFP: JOURNAL: Interdisciplinary Humanities
Deadline: May 1, 2015
Fall 2015: Special Topic: Environmental Aesthetics
Guest Editor: Tony Lack, The University of Alaska, Anchorage
This special issue will focus on Environmental Aesthetics, broadly conceived, to include the following suggested topics: The aesthetic value and/or function of selected works of environmental literature, art and architecture; re-visioning traditional aesthetic theories of the beautiful and the sublime in light of environmentalist critiques; the relationship between environmental aesthetics and environmental preservation; critiques of the anthropocentric point of view and the aesthetics of nature; the "enhancement" of nature; the aesthetics of wilderness; historical, cross-cultural and comparative analyses of environmental aesthetics; and evolutionary approaches to the aesthetics of nature.
Of particular interest are scholarly articles, book reviews, and nonfiction essays. Submissions should not exceed 6,000 words.
Please send inquiries and submissions to Dr. Tony Lack at:
Peer reviewers are also needed.