“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 […]

HVL Sustainability conference

NaChiLitCul contributes substantial to the HVL conference on sustainability April 18-19 2018   April 18 Nina Goga: Children’s Literature as Exercise in Ecological Thinking Speed presentations Eli Kristin Aadland et.al.: Natursyn i studieplaner Nina Goga et.al.: Book presentation: Ecocritical Perspectives on Children’s Texts and Cultures: Nordic Dialogues & Project presentation: Fostering interspecies awareness through teacher education (SPECIESTEACH)   […]

Call for papers for special issue: Catastrophic childhoods

Daily reports on earthquakes, global warming, flooding, terrorist attacks, nuclear disasters, war and the refugee crisis produce a sense of living in a world marked by catastrophe. Cultural forms of expressions like literature, film and the news media give shape to and mediate these catastrophes, and thus shape our cultural imagination of them. In contemporary […]