Organization: CETAPS and Portuguese National Library
(RE)THINKING EARTH: FROM REPRESENTATIONS OF NATURE TO CLIMATE CHANGE FICTIONINTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
National Library of Portugal, Lisbon
CETAPS/Nova University of Lisbon
CALL FOR PAPERS
Earth Dayfirst celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970 by millions of people and now mobilizing citizens and communitiesworldwide, represented the first massive expression of public concern with the ecological sustainability of our planet, launching the modern global environmentalist movement. As the world signals its 50thanniversary in 2020, the Symposium (Re)thinking Earth: From Representations of Nature to Climate Change Fiction, aims to bring together an intersection ofplural perspectives andrepresentations of the tropes of threatened nature and climate crisis, spread over time, place, formats and aesthetic models, under the collaborative interdisciplinary model of the environmental humanities.We invite papers on a range of topics that may include:
Nature writing over time and space
Global voices in ecopoetics
Affect and ecocriticism
Climate change in contemporary fiction
Reimagined pastoral landscapes
Space and scale in environmental writing
Thinking the anthropocene
Representations of environmental science in literature and film
The climate change crisis in visual culture
Ecomedia and the communication of environmental science
Climate change in utopian and dystopian literature
Post-colonial and indigenous representations of environmental collapses
Science Fiction, fantasy and environmental crises
Film and the televisual representations of climate change
Environmental education and literacy.
This conference is organized by the Strand American Intersectionsof CETAPS, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nova University of Lisbon.
Participants should submit a 250 word abstract in English or Portuguese by March 15,2020 accompanied by a brief bio-note.
Letters of acceptance will be sent no later than March 30th, 2020.
Inquiries and abstracts should be emailed to Teresa Botelho (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to Isabel Oliveira Martins (email@example.com).
Go to https://rethinkingearth.wordpress.com/for more information.
Registration fees for participants presenting papers: 40 Euros (full fee)20 Euros (student fee)
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Maria Teresa Castilho
Ana Gonçalves Matos
Isabel Oliveira Martins
Rogério Miguel Puga