CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Ecocriticism and/as Interdisciplinarity (NEMLA; Buffalo, April 10-13, 2008)

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Nicole Merola
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Ecocriticism and/as Interdisciplinarity

At the end of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Ecocriticism” Ursula Heise reminds readers that “[e]
cological issues are situated at a complex intersection of politics, economy, technology, and
culture.” As a field, ecocriticism continues to grow in directions that seek to diagnose, account for,
and analyze the inherently interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues and their
representations. This panel seeks papers that consider the ways in which ecocriticism and
interdisciplinarity productively intertwine.

Proposals from scholars working in the fields of visual culture, natural science, cultural studies,
economics, urban studies, environmental ethics, and political science are especially welcome. Also
welcome are proposals that use the concept of interdisciplinarity to theorize new modes of
ecocritical practice.

This panel is co-sponsored by the Association of the Study of Literature and the Environment.

Proposals should be 500-750 words. Send proposal by email to: Deadline:
September 15, 2007. The complete call for papers for the 2008 NEMLA convention is available at

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