Call for Papers: Cultural Studies and the Environment

Posted by on May 16, 2003

[Center for a Livable Future Newsletter]

Submission Deadline September 1, 2003
Original essays are invited for a collection tentatively entitled Eco-Cultures: Cultural Studies and the Environment. The purpose of this book is to explore the cultural significance of nature and the environment from a variety of scholarly approaches and perspectives. Ideally this collection will be a comprehensive introductory textbook for the growing interest in place, nature, and the environment, and will be suitable for use at both undergraduate and graduate levels. While the nature vs. culture-dichotomy has long been abandoned in theory, nature and culture still seem to constitute separate spheres of criticism. Although a highly topical issue, the controversial relation between Cultural Studies and Ecocriticism is yet to be explored. The editors of Eco-Cultures aim at introducing the environment as a new dimension in the study of cultural articulations and discourse systems, complementing aspects of class, race and ethnicity, and gender. Whereas the latter three have been established as traditional foci of examination in Cultural Studies criticism, an ecological perspective is hardly ever taken in the analysis of cultural expression. Please submit electronic manuscripts (Chicago style, 15-25 pages in length) accompanied by a 250-word abstract to: This collection co-edited by Alexandra Ganser and Joshua Palmer.

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