CFP – Teaching the Environment: Transdisciplinary Perspectives 18-19.9.2012
We are looking for contributors to a transdisciplinary symposium on the didactical implementations
of ecocriticism, critical animal studies and green cultural studies. With a special emphasis on
transdisciplinary perspectives, we would like to discuss how the tenets of these academic fields
can be incorporated into the daily practice of teaching the humanities and arts – without either
breaching the topics’ complexity, falling into the mode of environmentalist propaganda or
succumbing to warnings and claims to catastrophic urgency which are hard to reconcile with an
ethos of critical and democratic pedagogy.
We hope to enable truly transdisciplinary dialogues and therefore, we welcome teachers just as
well as theoreticians from academia whose topics may comprise, but do not have to be restricted
to, environmental and animal studies, green didactics, eco-composition, posthumanism, the
sciences, and related fields. With this broad focus and the variety of topics that it allows, we hope
to provide a basis for transdisciplinary connections in an inextricably interconnected world.
We plan to publish the essays and proceedings in early 2013.
Key note speakers include: Greg Garrard (Bath Spa University), Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer
(Universität Tübingen) and Uwe Küchler (Universität Halle-Wittenberg).
Deadline for proposals is March 10.
Please send your abstract (max. 250 words) and a short bio (150 words) to