Chapter Proposals for "Literature and Ecofeminism"; April 1, 2015 Deadline

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D. A. Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies
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Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume on ecofeminist literary criticism titled Literature and Ecofeminism. Contributions covering a range of literary forms from diverse cultures and national traditions are welcome. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@ciis.edu by April 1, 2015. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by April 15, 2015. For accepted proposals first drafts of full chapters (8,000 – 9,000 words) are due by September 1, 2015, and final versions are due November 1, 2015.

Confirmed contributors to Literature and Ecofeminism include

- Izabel F. O. Brandão, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil (The Corporeal Black Venus: Masked Bodies in Two Poems by Grace Nichols and Jackie May)

- Theresa L. Burriss, Radford University, USA (Contemporary Appalachian Novelists with Ecofeminist Sensibilities: Ann Pancake, Dot Jackson, and Amy Green)

- Deirdre Byne, University of South Africa, South Africa (Words as Healing: The Poetry of Malika Ndlovu)

- Anja Höing, University of Osnabrück, Germany (Perpetuating Patriarchal Myths in Animal Stories)

- Peter I-min Huang, Tamkang University, Taiwan (A Material Ecofeminist Reading of Linda Hogan's Indios and Taiwan's Mazu)

- Lesley Kordecki, DePaul University, USA ("Like a creature native": Ophelia's Death and Ecofeminism)

- Patrick Murphy, University of Central Florida, USA (Introduction)

- Yaisna Rajkumari, Stella Maris College, India (An Ecofeminist Reading of Terry Tempest Williams' Works)

- Etienne Terblanche, North West University, South Africa (Transcending Sexism and Adumbrating Global Warming in 1922: T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land)

- Julia Tofantšuk, Tallinn University, Estonia (Intersections of Ecofeminist Philosophy and Issues of Identity, with a Focus on Sylvia Townsend Warner's Lolly Willows and Mr Fortune's Maggot)

The editor of Literature and Ecofeminism, D. A. Vakoch, is general editor of Lexington Books' Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series. Vakoch's earlier edited books include Ecofeminism and Rhetoric: Critical Perspectives on Sex, Technology, and Discourse (2011) and Feminist Ecocriticism: Environment, Women, and Literature (2012).