ALECC

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

Journal


Issue 17.2 (Spring 2019) of The Goose is now live at https://scholars.wlu.ca/thegoose/. 17.2 is a special issue on environmental art and activism. We hope you enjoy.

The Goose is the official publication of ALECC (Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada / L’Association pour la littérature, l’environnement et la culture au Canada). The 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 art, interviews, and book reviews. While our focus is on Canadian content we also accept international material.

If you are interested in contributing to The Goose please visit us at our website for further details.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Goose Co-Editor: Amanda Di Battista
Goose Co-Editor: Melanie Dennis Unrau
Goose Co-Editor: Alec Follett

Previous Issues (2005-2013):

The Goose – Issue 12 Double Issue 2013 : PDF

The Goose – Issue 11 Summer 2012 : PDF

The Goose – Issue 10 Winter 2012 : PDF

The Goose – Issue 9 Summer 2011 : PDF

The Goose – Issue 8 Fall 2010 : PDF

The Goose – Issue 7 Spring 2010 : PDF

The Goose – Issue 6 Fall 2009 : PDF

The Goose – Issue 5 Spring 2009 : PDF

The Goose – Issue 4.1 2008 : PDF

The Goose – Issue 4 2008 : PDF

The Goose – Issue 3.1 Fall 2007 : PDF

The Goose – Issue 3 Spring 2007 : PDF

The Goose – Issue 2.1 2006 : PDF

The Goose – Issue 2 2006 Spring : PDF

The Goose – Issue 1 Fall 2005 : PDF

Calls

The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada is seeking submissions for issue 18.1, for publication in November 2019.

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 contributions.

Deadline: The Goose accepts submissions on an ongoing basis. However, the deadline for consideration for the upcoming issue is August 31, 2019.

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

With thanks for your consideration. Please circulate widely.

Past calls

Issue 17.2

The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada is seeking submissions for a special issue on the role of art in environmental activism, for publication in spring 2019.

From protest signs and songs to memes and hashtags, and from poetry and novels to life writing and creative op-ed articles, art and activism go hand in hand. While scholars and activists work to critique the colonialist, capitalist, racist, classist, sexist, and ableist arguments in favour of dams, pipelines, border walls, gentrification, and neoliberal environmental policies, artist-activists play a central role in giving spiritual, emotional, and intellectual definition to the fight for environmental justice.

Rob Nixon celebrates the role of “the environmental writer-activist” in representing and articulating the concerns of marginalized communities in Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor (5), yet artist-activists and their art are also complicated, negotiating the politics of representation, performance, commodification, celebrity, and complicity.

For our special issue on art and activism, The Goose invites creative and critical submissions from artists, activists, and academics that engage with or enact any aspect of environmental activist art, including but not limited to:

  • Visual art, poetry, prose, storytelling, craft, print and poster making, digital art, dance, music, video and sound recordings, and land-based art
  • The relationship between activist art and commodity capitalism
  • Critical writing on popularity, award culture, celebrity status
  • Social media, technology, and the digital
  • The role and status of the artist in communities and environmental justice movements
  • Art and activism, art as activism, art praxis and everyday life
  • Art ecocriticism and theory
  • Activist traditions or innovations in media, form, genre, and technique

Deadline and Submission Information: Deadline for submissions is January 7, 2019. Please consult our style guide at scholars.wlu.ca/thegoose/styleguide.html and use our online submission system at scholars.wlu.ca/thegoose/. As ALECC’s open-access journal, The Goose is published biannually and encourages the production and study of environmental literature and art, ecocriticism, ecotheory, and green cultural studies in Canada. We welcome 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.

 

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The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada, Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere

Deadline: 15 June 2018