CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Globalizing Ecocriticism (NEMLA; Boston, 26 February-1 March 2009)
Taking up the call of ecocritics who point out that the field needs to continue broadening its
approach beyond localisms, this panel seeks papers that foreground the global (broadly conceived)
as a productive site for ecocritical thinking. Potential topics might include: exploring linkages
between postcolonial and ecocritical approaches, theorizing transnational ecocriticisms, examining
supranational environmental movements, interrogating discourses of global risk, thinking about
diasporan ecological subjects, and probing the possibilities of glocal ecocriticism.
This panel is co-sponsored by the Association of the Study of Literature and the Environment.