CHANGING THE (CULTURAL) CLIMATE WITH ECOCRITICISM AND ECOLINGUISTICS
The discourse of the environment permeates attitudes towards the present, representations of the past and perceptions of the future.
How do languages, literatures and other modes of meaning-making promote ecocritical frameworks that interrogateWestern and Eastern anthropocentric assumptions, biases and expectations?
How do the environmental humanities test new hermeneutic tools to assess the interdependence between natural and anthropic ecosystems?
Our focus is onnew narratives of fragile and resilient environments; the im/material wellbeing of the organisms that live in them; the interconnections between diverse forms of life.
Topics and areas of research include:
Climate change fiction
Climate change and visual culture
Ecology and the theatre
Ecology and performativity
The formation of ecological identity
Opinion formation on environmental issues
Public awareness and social media
The sustainability of heritage
We encourage contributions by scholars of Ecocriticism, Ecolinguistics, Ecofeminism, Green Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Semiotics, Translation Studies, Critical Discourse Analysis and Corpus Linguistics, Heritage Studies, Ecotourism.
Acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to authors by the 25thof March 2020.
The Workshop will be hosted by the Department of Humanistic Studies, University of Ferrara, in collaboration with the innovative PhD Programme in Environmental Sustainability and Wellbeing, http://www.unife.it/studenti/dottorato/it/corsi/riforma/environmental-su....