Ecocritical Perspectives on Children’s Texts and Cultures. Nordic Dialogues

This volume presents key contributions to the study of ecocriticism in Nordic children’s and YA literary and cultural texts, in dialogue with international classics. It investigates the extent to which texts for children and young adults reflect current environmental concerns. The chapters are grouped into five thematic areas: Ethics and Aesthetics, Landscape, Vegetal, Animal, and […]

Å forstå dyr. Filosofi for hunde- og katteelskere (2018)

Would you understand your dog if it could talk? Does your cat understand you? These are the opening questions in the Norwegian book Å forstå dyr. Filosofi for hunde- og katteelskere by the Norwegian philosopher Lars Fr. Svendsen. Svendsen is professor of philosophy, well known for his books, translated into 29 languages: Ondskapens filosofi [A […]

“And the fox and the rabbit were friends” – Interspecies conflict and collaboration in Richard Adams’s Watership Down

This year’s biennial ESSE (The European Society for the Study of English) will be held in Brno (29 August – 2 September 2018). Roberta Grandi (NaChiLitCul member) will present a paper for the seminar Lessons on Kindness: Contemporary Children’s Literature in an Uncertain World (http://www.esse2018brno.org/programme/seminars_outlines) Abstract In the heroic “quest”[1] of Watership Down, Adams describes […]

Paradise on Fire

ASLE Thirteenth Biennial Conference June 26-30 2019 University of California Davis Biennial Conference CALL FOR PANELS This year we are experimenting with a two-part submission process intended to make the conference more participant-driven and democratic. The first step is this Call is for PANELS. We are also issuing a call for Pre/Post Conference Workshop proposals […]

Anticipation and Change

The 11th conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies First Call for Papers Stavanger, Norway, June 13–15th 2019 Venue: Department of social studies, University of Stavanger The 11th conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS XI) will be hosted by University of Stavanger (UiS) and is co-sponsored by Department of social studies […]

Empirical Ecocriticism

Call for Papers Edited Volume: Empirical Ecocriticism Deadline for Abstract Submission: September 15, 2018 Contact: wojciech.malecki@uwr.edu.pl; schneider-mayerson@yale-nus.edu.sg; Alexa.WeikvonMossner@aau.at There is a growing consensus across disciplines that narratives are of central importance to our relationships with other humans and nonhumans as well as the broader environment. However, until recently ecocritics have largely relied upon speculation to […]