The Anthropocene: Approaches and Contexts for Literature and the Humanities

deadline for submissions: 
May 15, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Seth T. Reno
contact email: 

Call for Book Chapters on Environmental Racism and/or Literature of the Global South 

The Anthropocene: Approaches and Contexts for Literature and the Humanities 

This edited collection is under contract with Routledge and is slated for publication in 2021. It focuses on humanist approaches to the Anthropocene (literature in particular), and is aimed at non-specialists and intended for college teachers and students for use in a course focused on the Anthropocene. At the same time, each chapter makes a truly original intervention in Anthropocene studies, so researchers in the field will be interested too. The chapters are short and focused (4000–5000 words), written in an accessible and jargon-free manner. The first section of the collection contains chapters on humanist approaches to the Anthropocene (queer theory, affective ecocriticism, economics, energy humanities, etc.), and the second section contains chapters focused on one particular author/literary work.

The collection currently has eleven chapters, but the Routledge editors have requested two additional chapters on environmental racism and/or literature of the Global South. If you are interested, please contact the collection’s editor for more details, or submit a brief chapter proposal.

Editor: Seth T. Reno (

Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2020

Completed essays of 4000–5000 words will be due by 1 December 2020 for the first round of editing and revision.