Call : Ecopoetics, Ekphrsis, Gary Snyder

Call for Papers: International Symposium on Ecopoetics, Ekphrasis and Gary Snyder Studies

Abstracts due: September 10th, 2015

In order to promote international academic exchange in the field of ecocriticism, The Center for Gary Snyder Studies at Hunan University invites worldwide scholars to participate in the “International Symposium on Ecopoetics, Ekphrasis and Gary Snyder Studies” from November 12 to 15, 2015 in Changsha, China. The symposium aims to expand the study of the interconnectedness between literature, ecology and culture, and to explore the latest trends and to share academic information on ecocritical and ekphrastic studies. Special attention will be paid to Gary Snyder, Deep Ecology Poet Laureate, and his engagement to Asian Culture. It is hoped that the symposium will provide a space for ecocritics to present and discuss their current research in full conference panels and in dialogue with researchers in a highly-stimulating and collaborative environment.

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This symposium will explore issues that include, but are not limited to, the following topical areas:


  • Ecocriticism: Theory and Practice
  • Ecocritical Interdisciplinarity
  • Environmental Films
  • Ecological Apocalyptical Works
  • Animal and/or Plant Writing

  • Western Ekphrasis: Theory and Practice
  • Asian Culture and Western Ekphrasis
  • Meditation in Museums: Painting and Poetry
  • Environmental Multimedia Representations

  • His Ecological Thought
  • Poetry, Essays, Letters and Interviews
  • Adaptations of Gary Snyder’s Work
  • Subcultures in Gary Snyder’s Work
  • Asian Elements in His Work
  • His Translations
  • Different Translations of His Writings

Abstracts of 500 words of your conference paper should be submitted via email by the deadline of September 10, 2015, to the conference organizing committee at The official invitation will be sent by e-mail before October 1, 2015, upon receipt of the abstract. For any queries and registration and lodging, please contact Ms. Wendy Ning HUANG at 0086-731-88821135 (Office) or at The organizers plan to publish a volume of selected conference presentations.

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