Ecocriticism and Geocriticism: Overlapping Territories in Environmental and Spatial Literary Studies (edited collection)
On the heels of a successful ASLE panel devoted to the subject, we invite abstracts or proposals for essays on the relations between ecocriticism and geocriticism, broadly conceived, for a proposed collection of essays, Ecocriticism and Geocriticism: Overlapping Territories in Environmental and Spatial Literary Studies.
In an effort to address the overlapping territories of spatiality and ecology, we invite proposals for essays examining such matters from a geocritical and/or ecocritical perspective. We are particularly interested in work that examines the connections between theories of space and the environment, and we invite proposals that consider this relationship through an examination of literature, culture, film, and theory, as well as from interdisciplinary perspectives. Questions may include the following: What are the relations between geocriticism and ecocriticism? How can critics situate the study of geography around theories of ecology, or vice-versa? Would this challenge the way places, territories, and environments are imagined? How have identities been challenged or negotiated given our recent environmental crisis? What activists, artists, critics, or theorists are writing about or examining these intersections? What are the effects of such interventions?
Please send a 250-word abstract, along with a brief CV (or 100-word biographical statement), to Christine Battista (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Robert T. Tally Jr. (email@example.com) by October 15, 2013. Inquiries are also welcome.
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