8th Biennial Conference of the EASLCE
Where: University of Würzburg, Germany
Arguably one of the most alluring environmental images, the garden enjoys a poetic, aesthetic, and mythological presence across many cultures and throughout all ages. At the same time, gardens have always been real, material spaces that served a variety of social, economic, and scientific purposes and continue to do so. Whether as poetic image or as real space, gardens always represent historically contingent and culturally variegated environmental practices. They emerge from the real and imagined interactions between human and non-human...
When: September 26 -29, 2018

Submission deadline: January 15, 2018

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CFP: The Garden: Ecological Paradigms of Space, History, and Community

Studying the Connections of Nature and Cultures

The European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and the Environment, as part of a worldwide network of affiliated organizations, brings together scholars, artists, and activists with an interest in the study of the interrelationship between nature and human cultures, aiming to foster the dialogue on environmental issues across cultural and disciplinary boundaries. We welcome you to join us in our efforts.

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By promoting research and education in the fields of literary, cultural and environmental studies, EASLCE aims to cultivate a better understanding of the interrelationship between natures and cultures for a more sustainable future. We recognize that dialogue and cooperation across disciplinary and cultural boundaries is essential to that task, and therefore seek to foster a diverse community of scholars, educators, and artists who share a concern for environmental issues.

In the pursuit of these aims, EASLCE supports:

– scholarly and creative work in environmental literature, arts, and humanities;
– activities that promote the dialogue between the academic community and the general public;
– advocacy for and maintenance of ecologically sustainable practices.

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Ecozon@ is a journal devoted to the relatively new field of literary and cultural criticism called ecocriticism. Ecocriticism can be broadly defined as the study of the representations of nature in cultural texts, and of the relationship between humans with other earth beings and their environment as seen in cultural manifestations. Ecozon@ is one of the very few academic journals specifically devoted to ecocriticism, an exponentially growing field, akin to Read More…

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