Call: Energy Use and the Humanities

Call for Papers: Humanities Journal: Special Issue “Energy Use and the Humanities”

Deadline: January 15th, 2016.

The journal Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787) is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Energy Use and the Humanities”. Dr. Adam W. Sweeting of Boston University is serving as Guest Editor for this issue.

This Special Issue will include papers that explore the intersection of the various Humanities disciplines, with the production and consumption of energy sources, such as petroleum, natural gas, nuclear energy, solar and wind power, and coal. (This is only a partial list and papers that explore other energy sources are encouraged as well.) The issue aims to build upon existing environmentally inflected Humanities scholarship, by exploring the ways that creative artists, writers, thinkers, and activists have either critically examined energy production and consumption or utilized these practices as subject matter. A major, though not exclusive, focus will be on papers that consider how the Environmental Humanities can address energy use during a period of anthropogenic climate change. Papers that consider any aspect of the literary, visual, cinematic, historical, and ethical implications of energy practices from any part of the globe are welcomed.

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