Call for Papers: Art and Activism in the Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene

Via ENVHUM@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

Dear all
Please see below a call for papers and artistic interventions.The issue will have a print edition and it accept not Artistic Interventions as well. Deadline for the Submission of Proposals is December 31st.
Warm regards
Pablo
http://pablodesoto.org

Call for Papers: Art and Activism in the Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene

Abstract

With an outstanding public intervention in recent years, the idea of the Anthropocene has been moving quickly from a proposal on the geological periodization of the planet to a multidisciplinary conversation of wide range generating new research projects, books, academic journals, seminars, cultural programs and all kinds of artistic initiatives. The term has captured the imaginations in the fields of Science and the Arts, and today the Anthropocene is a mega concept whose hegemony is difficult to escape. It is a shock in the words of the historians Christophe Bonneuill and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, where what matters is not the announcement of the disaster but the meaning we give it and, as Isabelle Stengers, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro and Deborah Danowski point out, the new rebel sensitivities that before this present-catastrophic future may emerge. Because the Anthropocene is also a totalizing narrative that treats the human species as an undifferentiated whole, avoids naming the system and invisibilizes responsibilities and situated fights. As pointed out by Marco Armiero and Massimo De Angelis, it is necessary to clarify not only who the narrators and victims of the Anthropocene are, but also their revolutionaries.
In this sense, the confluences of artistic and activist practices are fundamental not only as ways to recalibrate our senses and build situated knowledge, but as material actions of resistance that can cause interruptions in the here and now of ecological devastation. Taking as a theoretical framework the interdisciplinary discussion of Anthropocene and alternative onto-epistemologies from the contemporary Marxist critique – the Capitalocene by Jason W. Moore – and the multispecies feminism – the Chthulucene by Donna Haraway -, this issue of the journal calls for proposals that address the intersections between art and activism in the conflictual and challenging scenario of the ongoing environmental crisis.

Keywords
Sustainability, artivism, climate change, counter-visuality, direct action, eco-activism, environmental empathy, eco-criticism, eco-poetics, cultural ecology, ecosophy, political ecology, ecofeminism.

Lines of Research
Some of the lines of research that the Journal Art and Politics of Identity suggests are:
-Encounters between epistemologies, aesthetics and politics. New ways of producing meaning in the Anthropocene. Experimental artistic projects and art-activism confluences as forms of knowledge in the face of ongoing environmental transformations.
– Critical inquiries to the Anthropocene. Non-Western visions and experiences from the global South. Intersections between art, activism and biology beyond human exceptionalism. The multispecies escape route and the cosmopolitic proposal of Chthulucene.
– Up here and no more! Direct action and sabotage as one of the fine arts in the Capitaloceno. Successful forms of radical artivism, social network warfare and sabotage against the extractivist machine. Examples: Ende Gelende, ZAD, Blockadia,
– Against the Anthropocene: resistances from the confluence between visual culture and activism in front of the technofixes and the Anthropocene as a neoliberal concept. Future fabled and imagined rebellious speculations.
– Artistic and activist responses to recent environmental mega-disasters: Fukushima, Rio Doce in Brazil, others.

Publication Guidelines
– Articles must be original and of high academic quality. Manuscripts must follow the guidelines of this journal. See also the instructions for authors.
– Artistic Interventions must be connected with the topics of the Special Issue and they must be adapted to the template of the journal (request it to alcaide@um.es )
– Authors need to register with the journal prior to shipping or if already registered, they can simply log inand begin the 5 step process. – Additionally, they must send a copy ofthe article to the email addresses of each issue’s coordinators.

See http://revistas.um.es/api/pages/view/futureIssues

CFP for an edited volume of collected critical essays. Approaches to Animal in Literature and Culture

Request for essay contribution and circulation of the CFP from, Krishanu Maiti

Animal Studies Scholar & Editor of The Green Critique

krishanumaiti@yahoo.com
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CFP link- H-Net

Approaches to Animal in Literature and Culture

CFP for an edited volume of collected critical essays. Essays are invited from academics, scholars, research aspirants and animal advocates.

The rise and expansion of Animal Studies over the past decades can be seen in the explosion of various articles, journals, books, conferences, organisations, courses all over the academic world. With the publication of Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation in 1975 and Tom Regan’s The Case for Animal Rights in 1983, there has been a burgeoning interest in nonhuman animals among academics, animal advocates, and the general public. Interested scholars recognise the lack of scholarly attention given to nonhuman animals and to the relationships between human and nonhuman, especially in the light of the pervasiveness of animal representations, symbols, and stories, as well as the actual presence of animals in human societies and cultures.

Animals abound in literary and cultural texts, either they are animals-as-constructed or animals-as-such. However, we can approach any literary text from a theoretical lens where the representation of nonhuman animals is the main operative analytic frame. In literature nonhuman animals are given the titular role, they carry symbolic function, they speak human language and so on. But these create problematics and bear the politics of representation.

Proposals for articles on topics relevant to this collective volume may include, but are not limited to:

Theoretical Background

  • HAS or CAS or Anthrozoology
    • Animality Studies
    • Animal Studies and Ecocriticism
    • Animal ethics and rights
    • Darwinism  and Animal Ontology
    • Posthumanism
    • Womanimalia
    • Animal alterity
    • Animal and theology
    • Postcolonial Animal
    • Domesticated animal
    • Meat eating, fishing and farming


Textual Readings

Contributors have the liberty to choose literary and cultural texts for their case study, but the papers must theorise the significant presence of nonhuman animals in the selected texts. Photo-essays are also welcome.

Papers should be within 3000-5000 words following the latest MLA style sheet and must have abstract of 250 words with keywords. The papers should accompany relevant endnotes, references and authors’ bio-note. All kinds of suggestions and comments are welcome for the improvement of the quality of the volume.

Submission deadline: 31st October 2018

Submit to the editor Krishanu Maiti here: studiesanimal@gmail.com

Ditch Vision: a book of essays on poetry, nature, and place that extends Jeremy Hooker’s thinking on subjects that, as a distinguished critic and poet, he has made his life’s work.

From Anthony Nanson; Awen Press

This recently published book from my press, Awen, may be of interest to some on the Environmental Humanities list. Jeremy Hooker was a professor at BSU for many years.

Ditch Vision is a book of essays on poetry, nature, and place that extends Jeremy Hooker’s thinking on subjects that, as a distinguished critic and poet, he has made his life’s work. The writers he considers include Edward Thomas, Robert Frost, Robinson Jeffers, Richard Jefferies, John Cowper Powys, Mary Butts, and Frances Bellerby. Through sensitive readings of these and other writers, he discusses differences between British and American writers concerned with nature and spirit of place. The book also includes essays in which he reflects upon the making of his own work as a lyric poet. Written throughout with a poet’s feeling for language, Ditch Vision is the work of an exploratory writer who seeks to understand the writings he discusses in depth, and to illuminate them for other readers. Hooker explores the ‘ground’ of poetic vision with reference to its historical and mythological contexts, and in this connection Ditch Vision constitutes also a spiritual quest.

‘For thirty years and more I have admired Jeremy Hooker’s poetry, criticism, and journals. These essays touch both upon some of his familiar and deeply loved subjects, and on concerns that are more recent. His prose is clear and resonant, a pleasure in itself. His views are always challenging. He is, and has been for many years, a necessary voice.’

John Matthias

‘Lovely intense encounters with landscape come into these essays. Suddenly, in a discussion of poetry, there is the presence of warm earth on a Spring day in chalk country, or sunlight coming through trees, or drying shingle when the tide has just withdrawn. Throughout Hooker’s writing about poetry, place and environmental concern, there is this direct and frank openness to particular moments of experience, and the power they have to keep people constantly changing. Hooker searches for an environmentalism rooted in these moments of intense and poetic yet everyday experience, but also alert to global perspectives and to history. In this search, he reads other poets, including several who have been unjustly neglected, and tells the story of how place and memory influenced his own development as a poet. To all of this he brings the skills that his poetry, his childhood and his places have given him – his love of imagery, speech-rhythm, conversation and colour.’

Richard Kerridge

Jeremy Hooker grew up in Warsash near Southampton and at Pennington, on the edge of the New Forest, and the landscapes of this region have remained an important source of inspiration. Many of his poems were written in Wales, where he has lived for long periods. His academic career has taken him to universities in England, the Netherlands, and the USA. He is now Emeritus Professor of the University of South Wales. As well as for the eleven collections of poetry represented in The Cut of the Light (Enitharmon, 2006), Jeremy is well known as a critic and has published selections of writings by Edward Thomas and Richard Jefferies, and studies of David Jones and John Cowper Powys, all of them important to his own creative life. Other critical works include Writers in a Landscape (University of Wales Press, 1996) and Imagining Wales (University of Wales Press, 2001); his features for BBC Radio 3 include A Map of David Jones. Jeremy’s most recent books are Diary of a Stroke (Shearsman, 2016) and two new collections of poems, Scattered Light (Enitharmon, 2015) and Ancestral Lines (Shearsman, 2016). He is a Fellow of the Welsh Academy and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

Anthony Nanson
MA (Cantab + BSU), PGCE, PGDip, FHEA
+44 (0)1453 840887
www.anthonynanson.co.uk

‘Deep Time took me on an incredible journey through the heart and soul of time, of nature and of the human being. I’m certain I will not read a more powerful book this year’ – http://www.amazon.com/Deep-Time-Novel-Anthony-Nanson/product-reviews/1907359591

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New: Pilgrimage: A Journey to Love Island by Jay Ramsay: https://www.awenpublications.co.uk/product-page/pilgrimage-a-journey-to-love-island
New: Mysteries by Chrissy Derbyshire: https://www.awenpublications.co.uk/product-page/mysteries

Anthony Nanson’s Deep Time blog: https://nansondeeptime.wordpress.com/
Awen Publications blog: https://awenpublications.wordpress.com/

Cfp for British Animal Studies Network 2019 meeting ‘Emotion’.

British Animal Studies Network

The cfp for our first 2019 meeting is now open. It is ‘Emotion’, and will be held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow on 26 and 27 April 2019. Further details are on www.britishanimalstudiesnetwork.org.uk/FutureMeetings/Emotion.aspx

The programme for our second 2018 meeting, ‘Animal Machines / Machine Animals’ – University of Exeter, 2 and 3 November – is now available on www.britishanimalstudiesnetwork.org.uk/FutureMeetings/AnimalMachines.aspx. Registration for this meeting will open in August.

We hope to see you at one of them.

Best wishes

Erica

Erica.fudge(at)strath.ac.uk

CFP: The Temporalities of Waste: Out of Sight, Out of Time (edited collection)

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CFP: The Temporalities of Waste: Out of Sight, Out of Time (edited collection)

Proposed Edited book in Routledge’s Environmental Humanities Series

Book Editors: Fiona Allon, Ruth Barcan, Karma Eddison-Cogan

Extended Call for Contributions deadline: 31st August 2018

You are invited to submit a paper for possible inclusion in this proposed volume, to be submitted for consideration to Routledge’s Environmental Humanities Series.

Waste is defined, managed, and transformed through varying temporal logics. Its spatial ordering marks it as matter always at risk of being out of place: separation, containment, and social categorisation gives it clear material and discursive boundaries. Likewise, our relationship with waste is also marked by time.

As William Viney writes: ‘Time conditions waste: it provides a measure of our uses, our projects and our ambitions’. He writes that ‘With our recognition of waste comes an acknowledgement of time’s passing, its power to organize notions of wearing, decay, transience and dissolution and its power to expose that organizing function, to disclose how things are imbued with a sense of duration, punctuation and intermission that makes time an explicit, tangible thing of thought’. The sense of time that articulates and is articulated by waste across its broad semantic field highlights the significance of understanding waste temporally as well as spatially.

With its restorative and regenerative strategies, the concept of the circular economy imagines a cyclical time. Discourses and practices of renewal, repair, and revival of things nearing their end imagine new lives for material objects that project them into the future. Obsolescence leave traces of the past, and practices of repair and upcycling signal variabilities in value over time.

This edited collection aims to address the need for ongoing critical reflection on the temporalities of waste in the context of sustainability, materiality, social practices, subjectivity, and environmental challenges. It aims to be attuned to the multiple temporalities of waste, its circulation and transformation as part of discourses of creative transformation and sharing economies, as well as the ways in which waste lingers and does not move according to cyclical logics and temporalities.

Suggested themes (other themes also welcome):

  • Paradigm shifts towards the circular economy
  • Obsolescence and planned obsolescence
  • Haunting
  • Crisis and urgency
  • Long duration (e.g. geological time, nuclear waste, landfills)
  • Waste and art
  • Time and environmental justice
  • Humans-as-waste
  • The lingering presence of materials, hoarding, and persistence
  • The recovery of waste’s potential through practice and aesthetics
  • The popular revival of mending, repair, homesteading, and craft practices
  • Time and transformations in value
  • The Anthropocene and temporalities of environmental sustainability
  • Things and linear time
  • Ruins and heritage
  • Queer modes of reading waste
  • Planned obsolescence, repair, and maintenance
  • Waste’s figurative proximity to death and decay

Please submit your title and abstract of no more than 300 words along with your affiliation and a short bio to karma.eddison-cogan@sydney.edu.au. The extended deadline for submitting abstracts is 31 August 2018. A decision will be made regarding final selection by mid-September. For the final submission, we would be hoping for a contribution of 6000-8000 words and we would be looking to receive a draft from you by 1 July 2019.

Kind regards,

Karma Eddison-Cogan | PhD Candidate | Research Assistant

Department of Gender and Cultural Studies | SOPHI

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

E: karma.eddison-cogan@sydney.edu.au

W: http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/gender_cultural_studies

E: karma.eddison-cogan@sydney.edu.au

W: http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/gender_cultural_studies

Call for Applications: Digital Earth Fellowship

We are sharing this call put out by the Culture & Ecology Network on Facebook

Call for Applications: Digital Earth Fellowship
Digital Earth is a decentralised and global 6 months #fellowship for 15 artists and designers to create work exploring and experimenting with the materiality and immateriality of the technological reality we live in. Geographically, the focus is on the countries that are part of the new silk roads connecting Africa to Asia, through Central Asia and the Middle East.
Deadline: 19 August 2018.

Hivos British Council

See the post here