CFP: Off the Map: Ecocriticism Beyond Borders (11/30/06; SGES, 2/16/07-2/18/07)

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13th Annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium
  The Violent (Re)turn to Ethics?: Implications, Complications, and Situations
  February 15-17, 2006
  Arizona State University—Tempe Arizona
  Off the Map: Ecocriticism Beyond Borders

"Ecological thinking about literature requires us to take the nonhuman
world as seriously as previous modes of criticism have taken the human realm of society and culture. That, it seems to me, is ecocriticism's greatest challenge and its greatest opportunity."
- Glen A. Love, "Ecocriticism and Science"

This panel seeks papers and presentations that examine local, national,
and global border politics through an ecocritical lens. With the passing of NAFTA and WTO, the formation of the European Union (EU)—among other organizations—we have had to rethink our interaction with the world and the places we inhabit. How have these various political and economic agreements affected borderlands and border localities, not only in the notions of place, but also in people's participation in that place?

A variety of perspectives are encouraged for this panel, including (but
not limited to): literary, theoretical, social/cultural, economic, political, and philosophical.

Please plan a 15 minute presentation. Submit title and 300 word
abstracts, with name, university affiliation, address, phone number(s), and email address to: attention Cindi

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