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CFP: Ecocritical Perspectives on Nordic Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Nordic children’s and young adult literature has long reached a worldwide audience, due not least to the popularity of the works of writers such as H. C. Andersen, Astrid Lindgren, Selma Lagerlöf, Tove Jansson and, more recently, Stian Hole and Maria Parr. While nature and the environment play an important role in the works of these authors and in much of Nordic children’s and young adult literature, there is still relatively little ecocritical research on this corpus. As in ecocriticism generally, much of the ecocritical focus within the field of children’s and young adult literature so far has been on Anglophone texts.

Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media

Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media The Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) in cooperation with the Department of American Literature and Culture of the School of English of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece, is launching an electronic multi/interdisciplinary open access, refereed journal with the title Ex-centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media (Ex-Na).

CFP: Ecology and Culture Mohamed I University

The Guiding Question: [How can Ecology be Communicated through Culture?] The natural environment is not only the air we breathe, the water that covers most of the earth's surface, the plants and animals around us, it is everything that makes up our surrounding and affects our ability to live on the earth. The environment is that magical biosphere that encompasses the interaction of all living species, humans and non-human animals, climate, and natural resources. 

CFP: Energy, Ecology, and the Culture of Cities

International Symposium at National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan November 23-24, 2018 There is a long tradition conceiving of the city as a kind of parasite – the seat of powerful elites which, as geographer Guy Brechin has argued with respect to San Francisco, syphon food, raw materials, and labor from the “contado,” as medieval Italians referred to the territory controlled by a particular city...
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