Ecocritical Theory and Practice Book Series

deadline for submissions: 
July 1, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
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Ecocritical Theory and Practice, a book series published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, is seeking proposals at the interface of literary/cultural studies and the environment. Learn more about the 90+ books already published in the series on the publisher’s website: https://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/_/ETAP/Ecocritical-Theory-and-Practice

Works that explore environmental issues through literatures, oral traditions, and cultural/media practices around the world are welcome. The series features books by established ecocritics that examine the intersection of theory and practice, including both monographs and edited volumes. Contemporary and historical works are equally appropriate.

Proposals are invited in the range of topics covered by ecocriticism, including but not limited to works informed by

  • cross-cultural and transnational approaches
  • postcolonial studies
  • ecofeminism
  • ecospirituality, ecotheology, and religious studies
  • film/media and visual cultural studies
  • environmental aesthetics and arts
  • ecopoetics
  • animal studies.

Please send proposals for Ecocritical Theory and Practice to General Editor Douglas Vakoch (dvakoch@meti.org) and Acquisitions Editor Courtney Morales (cmorales@rowman.com).

Proposal Guidelines:
To submit a proposal, please send:

  • a prospectus (see below for details)
  • a detailed table of contents
  • one or two sample chapters
  • your curriculum vitae

If you are proposing a contributed volume, please include titles, affiliations, and brief resumes for each of the contributors. The prospectus should include:

  • description of the book, describing the core themes, arguments, issues, goals, and/or topics of the work, what makes it unique, what questions it seeks to answer, and why you are qualified to write it (2–5 pages).
  • A description of your target audience (undergraduate or graduate students? scholars? professionals?).
  • An analysis of competing or similar books (including publishers and dates), indicating distinctive and original elements of your project that set it apart from these other works.
  • A list of courses in which your book might be used as a text or supplementary text, indicating the course level at which this book may be used.
  • An indication of whether any part of your manuscript has been published previously, and if it is a doctoral dissertation, what changes you are proposing to prepare it for publication.
  • The length of the manuscript either as a word count. Will there be figures, tables, or other non-text material, and, if so, approximately how many? If the text is not complete, please still estimate its final length, not including the non-text material.
  • If the manuscript is not complete, an estimation of when it will be finished. Is there a particular date by which you hope the book will be published (due to a historical anniversary, conference, etc.?)
  • The names of four to seven respected scholars in your field with whom you have no personal or professional relationship. Include their titles, affiliations, e-mail addresses, and/or mailing addresses.
  • An indication of whether the manuscript is under consideration by other publishers.

Ecocritical Theory and Practice’s Advisory Board:

  • Auður Aðalsteinsdóttir (Iceland)
  • Sinan Akıllı (Turkey)
  • Zélia Bora (Brazil)
  • Nicolás Campisi (USA)
  • Chan Kit-sze Amy (Hong Kong)
  • Michelle Deininger (Wales)
  • Nicole Dittmer (USA)
  • Melanie Ruth Duckworth (Norway)
  • Jonathan Elmore (USA)
  • Lenka Filipova (Germany)
  • Christina Holmes (USA)
  • Peter I-min Huang (Taiwan)
  • Serenella Iovino (USA)
  • Özlem Karadağ (Turkey)
  • Katarina Leppänen (Sweden)
  • Keitaro Morita (Japan)
  • Anupama Nayar C V (India)
  • Serpil Oppermann (Turkey)
  • John Charles Ryan (Australia)
  • Joshua Schuster (Canada)
  • Murali Sivaramakrishnan (India)
  • Scott Slovic (USA)
  • David Taylor (USA)
  • Rebekah Taylor-Wiseman (USA)