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Querying Eco-Aesthetics

Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 5:03pm
American Academy of Religion, Comparative Studies of Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Eco-Aesthetics: What is it? How to query it and think it through? This panel takes up such a line of inquiry within at least three broad domains: epistemology, method/practice and comparison. Especially for those who invested in ongoing concerns pertaining to ecology, environmentalism, wildlife preservation, sustainability, this panel seeks to amplify their voices in stock-taking the term Eco-Aesthetics. How do we conceptualize it epistemologically? How can Eco-Aesthetics be informed by and inform a multitude of trans-disciplinary discourses such as those coming out of art, anthropology, ethics, religious studies, natural sciences, architecture, spirituality and ritual studies?

Ecopedagogies and Hispanic Studies: Knowledge and Skills for the Anthropocene

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:36am
Revista de ALCES XXI. Journal of Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

Call For Papers 


Ecopedagogies and Hispanic Studies:

Knowledge and Skills for the Anthropocene

Revista de ALCES XXI. Journal of Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film 2023 Special Issue

While traditional pedagogies have contributed to what Rob Nixon has called the two defining crises of the 21st century: catastrophic climate change and widening global disparity, the emergence of critical pedagogies and environmental humanities has brought new ways for curricular innovation. 

Religion, Faith and the Fantastic

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:29am
Inklings Gesellschaft für Literatur und Ästhetik e.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Often drawing from religious mythology, fantastic literature has been intricately linked to religious themes since before the mid-twentieth century, when Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, a religious allegory (although he insisted that it was not), and Tolkien formulated his understanding of fantasy as a sub-creation. In His Dark Materials (1995-2000), Philip Pullman creates a New Eve and imagines a frail deity no longer in control. A myriad of fantastic fiction — such as Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (1996) and Neil Gaiman's American Gods (2001) — also looks at the displacement or immigration of old gods as well as the creation of new ones.

Buddhism and American Writing

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:28am
Maxine Hong Kingston & George Saunders Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

There have been several recent studies of literary writing as something that crosses between secular artistry and religious practice, for example Kyle Garton-Gundling’s Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present and Avram Alpert’s  A Partial Enlightenment: What Modern Literature and Buddhism Can Teach Us About Living Well Without Perfection. The writers who are discussed in relation to Buddhism and other religions spreading from Asia to the West has increased since the Beats were the “usual suspects,” but it was surprising that Buddhism was rarely mentioned in the recent obituaries of bell hooks.