deadline for submissions: 
March 15, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
CETAPS/ Facultuty od Social Sciences anf Humanities Nova University of Lisbon
contact email: 

The first Earth Day, celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970 by   millions of people and now mobilizing citizens and communities worldwide, represented the first massive expression of public concern with the ecological sustainability of our planet, launching the modern global environmentalist movement. As the world signals its 50th anniversary in 2020, the Symposium (Re)thinking Earth: From Representations of Nature to Climate Change Fiction, aims to bring together an intersection of plural perspectives and representations of the tropes of threatened nature and climate crisis, spread over time, place, formats and aesthetic models, under the collaborative interdisciplinary model of the environmental humanities.

We invite papers on a range of topics that may include:

Nature writing over time and space

Global voices in ecopoetics

Affect and ecocriticism

Climate change in contemporary Fiction

Reimagined pastoral landscapes

Space and scale in environmental writing

Agroecological storytelling

Thinking the anthropocene

Representations of environmental science in literature and film

The climate change crisis in visual culture

Ecomedia and the communication of environmental science

Climate change in utopian and dystopian literature

Post-colonial and indigenous representations of environmental collapses

Science Fiction, fantasy and environmental crises

Film and the televisual representations of climate change

Environmental ethics

Environmental education and literacy


This conference is organized by the Strand American Intersections of CETAPS, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nova University of Lisbon.

Participants should submit a 250 word abstract in English or Portuguese by March 15, 2020. accompanied by a brief bio-note. Letters of acceptance will be sent no later than March 30th, 2020.


Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Professor Stef Craps, Ghent University , convener of the project Climate Change. Fiction, Memory, and the Anthropocene.


Inquiries should be emailed to Teresa Botelho (tdbs@fcsh.unl.pt) and to Isabel Oliveira Martins (iom@netcabo.pt).

Go to https://rethinkingearth.wordpress.com/for more information and submission of abstracts.

Registration fees for participants presenting papers: 40 Euros (full fee)

                                                                                            20 Euros (student fee)

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Organizing committee

Teresa Botelho

Rogério Miguel Puga

Isabel Oliveira Martins

 Maria Teresa Castilho

Ana Gonçalves Matos