CFP: Eighteenth-Century Studies: humans and environmental transformation
Call for Papers Date:
Eighteenth-Century Studies, a cross-disciplinary journal committed to publishing the best of current writing on all aspects of eighteenth-century culture, is planning an upcoming special issue dedicated to the theme of humans and environmental transformation in the long eighteenth century. The eighteenth century has recently been categorized as the beginning of the “anthropocene,” the period in which human activity became the most significant factor in environmental change. We invite submissions which address, complement, or challenge this categorization and which explore the wide varieties of ways in which humans interacted with, attempted to control, and changed the natural world around them during the eighteenth century. We equally welcome articles which address the socio-symbolic systems through which contemporaries interpreted and understood the human transformation of the environment. Submissions may originate in any of the disciplines and research methodologies encompassed by eighteenth-century studies, broadly construed (history, philosophy, literature, social sciences, and the arts); those which focus on the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia, or Oceania are especially encouraged.
Submissions should be 7,000–9,000 words, including notes, and may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for consideration for this issue is December 2014. Please contact the Managing Editor at email@example.com with any questions.
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