ALECC

Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada / Association pour la littérature, l'environnement et la culture au Canada

Calls


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The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada invites submissions for issue 17.1 (publication in August 2018). This is both a general call and a call for submissions with a focus on weather, climate, and atmosphere.

Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere

Weathered bodies, weathered houses, weathered cars, weathered clothes, weathered relationships, weathered dreams—these all bear scars of what has worn them down, and of what they have been asked to carry, to survive, and to hack.

–Astrida Neimanis and Jennifer Hamilton, “The Weather is Now Political”

In 2017 we witnessed yet another year of unprecedented extreme weather events. With the daily realities of climate change becoming ever more apparent, we are looking ahead to our fall issue, an open issue with a special cluster on weather, climate, and atmosphere. We welcome submissions on any aspect of the theme. Some ideas are: precipitation, change (seasonal, climate), sunshine, theories and philosophies of weather, Canadian “hardiness,” drought, the politics of meteorology, traditional knowledge, extreme weather, media and technology, intersections with human systems, nostalgia, loss, denial, arctic imaginaries, settler-colonial climates. Send us your submissions on the theme in any genre or format, including but not limited to poetry, photography, literary criticism, short fiction and non-fiction, and interviews.

General Call for Submissions

The Goose is the journal of ALECC (Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada / L’Association pour la littérature, l’environnement et la culture au Canada) and is published biannually at scholars.wlu.ca/thegoose. This open-access journal encourages the production and study of environmental literature and art, ecocriticism, ecotheory, and green cultural studies in Canada.

The Goose welcomes submissions of scholarly and creative articles, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, photography, literary and photo essays, visual and multimedia art, interviews, and book reviews. While our focus is on Canadian content, we also accept international material.

Deadline for Submissions

The Goose accepts submissions on an ongoing basis. However, the deadline for consideration for the upcoming issue is June 15, 2018.

How to Submit

Please consult our style guide at scholars.wlu.ca/thegoose/styleguide.html before submitting, then make your submission through our online publication system at scholars.wlu.ca/thegoose.

Looking Ahead

Issue 17.2 (publication in March 2019) will be on the theme of The Artist-Activist and Activist Art. Watch for a call for submissions in June 2018.

With thanks for your consideration. Please circulate widely.

Amanda M. Di Battista, Alec Follett, and Melanie Dennis Unrau, co-editors of The Goose

 

Graduate Course in Integrated Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences

Bárðardalur, northern Iceland, 20-30 August 2018
The Svartárkot Culture-Nature Project offers an intensive graduate summer course:
Human Ecology and Culture at Lake Mývatn 1700-2000: Dimensions of Environmental and Cultural Change

An interdisciplinary course is offered in the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences, located at Bárðardalur, northern Iceland, connecting local communities and issues with global developments, studying the Lake Mývatn area and the Bárðardalur valley on the banks of the glacial Skjálfandafljót river with its magnificent waterfalls. The course encompasses a unique blend of lectures and experiences of cultural histories embedded in landscapes.
Aimed at masters and doctoral-level study, this summer course based at the northern edge of the Icelandic highland wilderness addresses questions of long‐term societal resilience in the face of changing climate and society, natural resources, effects of early globalization and anthropogenic transformation of landscapes and ecosystems. The course also welcomes professors and scholars looking for new insights and inspirations in post-and transdisciplinary methods.

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Call for Submissions: “Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change”

Special Issue of  Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

Synoptique is inviting submissions for an upcoming special issue entitled “Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change.” The focus of this issue will be on the increasing entanglements of global economies of extraction and the circulation of media. The title of this issue is inspired by Jennifer Gabrys’ “becoming environmental” of sensory technologies (2016), where computational media becomes constitutive to the very environment, and subject formation within it, rather than simply operating in the environment as a backdrop. We propose to expand this imperative to the distinctive ways media—from computation, infrastructures, screens, technologies of circulation, and different modes of visualization—become environmental, remaining attentive to how these emerging human/nonhuman relations are constantly reconfigured, if not naturalized, via the state, global market, or other ideological projects.

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Call for Applications: Transforming Environments in Europe and North America: Narratives, Histories, Cultures

Applications are invited for a Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute (TASI) to be held 18-29 June 2018 at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, on the subject of “Transforming Environments in Europe and North America: Narratives, Histories, Cultures.” The institute is designed to help graduate students in German and European Studies frame and develop their dissertation projects to better address the past, present, and future of global environmental problems, along with the discourses and cultures that shape and are shaped by these problems.

The TASI is co-sponsored by the Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota and the University of Birmingham. Core faculty are Charlotte A. Melin (U of Minnesota), Daniel J. Philippon (U of Minnesota), and Frank Uekötter (U of Birmingham), and guest speakers include Heather Sullivan (Trinity U), Seth Peabody (St. Olaf College), and Judith Pajo (Pace U).

Successful applicants will receive financial support to cover most expenses related to the two-week institute, including tuition, housing, and most meals; access to library and archival materials and Internet resources; and partial travel support. Preference will be given to advanced graduate students working on dissertation projects related to environmental literature, history, and/or culture in Germany and Europe at a North American or European university.

Additional information and complete application materials are available on the TASI website:
https://cla.umn.edu/cges/programs-exchanges/trans-atlantic-summer-institute

Questions? Contact cges@umn.edu

Chapter Proposals for “Ecofeminist Science Fiction”

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Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume titled Ecofeminist Science Fiction. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@meti.org by February 1, 2018. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by February 15, 2018. For accepted proposals, first drafts of full chapters (5,000 words) are due by June 1, 2018, and final versions are due August 1, 2018.

Wrack Zone: ALECC Biennial Conference, 20-23 June 2018 at the University of Victoria, on the traditional lands of the Songhees and Esquimalt peoples

Deadline: September 30, 2017

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Past calls can be viewed here.