CfP: „Of Borders and Ecologies: Comparative Literature and the Environment“, Birmingham (11.09.2017)

Call for Papers für das Symposium „Of Borders and Ecologies: Comparative Literature and the Environment“  | Birmingham City University

Deadline Abstract: 11. September 2017 | Datum der Veranstaltung: 28. Oktober 2017

The Northern Comparative Literature Network is delighted to announce that the theme for their 3rd Annual Symposium is: ‚Of Borders and Ecologies: Comparative Literature and the Environment‘. The Symposium will be hosted by the School of English at Birmingham City University on Saturday 28th October 2017.

This one-day symposium invites papers that explore contemporary engagement with the environment in postcolonial, world and planetary literatures. How might Comparative Literature make a distinctive contribution to the understanding of literature and the environment? For this symposium, we are particularly interested in literary scholars working on questions of the environment and ecocriticism in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Topics for abstracts may include:

-Planetary and World Literature;

-Hybrid and Creole literatures;

-The unsettling of species boundaries and post-humanism;

-Romanticism, ecofeminism, postcolonial eco-justice, animal welfare and deep ecology;

-Ecology vs ’nature‘;

-Planetary/world ecological history or memory, and its literary representation;

-‚Eco-cosmopolitanism‘ (Heise, 2009) and its representation in literature;

-Aeshetics, forms and themes  of ‚world-ecological literature‘ (Deckard, 2017);

-The Anthropocene vs ‚the Capitalocene‘ (Moore, 2014)

We welcome abstracts and expressions of interest in NCLN from established scholars, postgraduates and researchers. Abstracts of 250 words for papers lasting around 20 minutes should be forwarded to Peter Jackson or Tom Knowles by Monday 11 September 2017.

Details of the full CFP can be found on the NCLN website, by following this link:

via Comparative Literature Discussion List

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