[UPDATE] MLA 2015: Narrating Disaster in an Era of Global Climate Change (8-11 January; Vancouver, Canada)

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Walker
contact email: 
caw2105@gmail.com

This proposed special session will examine the events, geographies, temporalities, and genres of Global Climate Change. In the wake of 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this session will ask how the technical language of risk assessment—“exceptionally unlikely” to “virtually certain”—is narrated in different media to capture the unfolding and impending harm to humans and non-humans?; how can the imperatives of global social justice be addressed alongside pressing environmental crises?; what frameworks might address the uneven geographic distribution of harms and articulate the incremental yet inevitable pace of sea-level rise, desertification, and biodiversity loss?

Please submit a 300-word abstract and CV by 10 March 2014.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
science_and_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian