JMMLA Spring 2021 - "Race, Ethnicity, and the Environment" (Extended Deadline)

deadline for submissions: 
July 1, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Midwest Modern Language Association
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2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Allison Hawthorne Deming and Lauret Savoy’s The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World.  The essays that Deming and Savoy collect in this important anthology all seek to expand traditional understandings of nature writing and environmental thought by reflecting on “how identity and place, human history and ‘natural’ history, power and silence, and social injustice and environmental degradation are fundamentally linked” (10).  To help contribute to the critical conversation started by Deming, Savoy, and others, the Spring 2021 issue of the Journal of Midwestern Modern Language Association will focus on the theme of “’Race, Ethnicity, and the Environment.”  Though we seek essays from members on literature and other forms of culture from around the world that explore the intersection of environmental literature with “race” and ethnicity in a variety of different time periods, we will also consider essays related to any other topic or critical methodology related to the study of literature and language.    


Please send completed articles to the Midwest Modern Language Association via Manuscript Manager by July 1, 2021.  Articles should be between 7,000 and 10,000 words (including notes) and follow MLA guidelines.