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Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions, 19-21 June, Canberra, Australia
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Association for the Study of Literature, Environment & Culture – Australia & New Zealand
Perceptions, values and representations of our relationship with the physical environment have been read anew in the Anthropocene century through the lens of ecocriticsm and affect theory. At present we are witnessing a turn in ecocritical theory to the relevance of empathy, sympathy and concordance, and how these move across flora and fauna; yet ecocriticism has not thorougly considered whether human and non-human affect are reducible to a theory of the emotions. This conference both seeks to refine that turn and to address the interdisciplinary shortcoming, while articulating the expansion of the analysis of the humanities, ecocritically.
Confirmed speakers include Philip Armstrong, Tom Griffiths, Eileen Joy, Ian McCalman, Michael Marder, John Plotz, Elspeth Probyn, Kate Rigby, Libby Robin, Deborah Bird Rose, Ariel Salleh, Will Steffen and Gillen D’Arcy Wood.
Areas for consideration include:
Submission of abstracts (c. 200 words) to 2014EHC@anu.edu.au by March 30 2014
ASLEC-ANZ membership comprises writers, artists, cinematographers and musicians as well as academics working in and across several areas of the Environmental/Ecological Humanities, including ecocritical literary and cultural studies, environmental history and the history of science, anthropology and ecophilosophy. (You do not need to be a member of ASLEC-ANZ to participate in the conference. But we do offer a very affordable annual membership which we hope you may consider.)
Selected conference papers will be published in the Animal Studies Journal and the Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology.
Registration details available shortly.
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