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AEDEI 2018 – CFP EXTENDED DEADLINE
16/02/2018 @ 12:00 am - 28/02/2018 @ 12:00 am
The Organizing Committee of the XVII International AEDEI Conference has extended the deadline for abstract submission to 28 February 2018.
We welcome twenty-minute papers addressing current debates in Irish Studies and/or focusing on, but not restricted to, the following topics:
The Natural and the Political:
Nature. The environment. Globalism versus regionalism. Global and Glocal identities. Urban studies. Discourse on toxicity. Do our perceptions of nature determine our institutions?
Reclaiming the Body:
Natural, technological and political bodies. Biological particularities and historical agency. Body, sex and gender. (In)fertility, reproduction and parenthood. Nutrition. Hunger. Ageing. Disability. The body as locus of knowledge.
Landscape and national identity. Sense of place. Land versus landscape. Territories, seascapes, place-names. Nature writing. Bog literature. Ecopoetics. Ecoregions. The feminization of nature and the naturalization of woman. Pastoral, eco-pastoral, anti-pastoral and post-pastoral writing. Ecocinema. Virtual environments. Wilderness.
Ecocriticism, Ecofeminism and Ecofeminist Literary Criticism:
Biological and cultural diversity. Subsistence and sustainability. Interdependence and mutual co-creation. The self and the Other. Ecological justice. Ethics of care. Critique of binarisms: culture-nature, human-animal. Anthropocentrism, androcentrism, post-anthropocentrism, biocentrism and ecocentrism. Zoe. Transformative relations and activism. Hierarchical and heterarchical relations. Spiritual ecofeminism. Radical ecofeminism. Ecowomanism. Deep ecology.
Historical, cultural, ethical and political dimensions of the management of the environment.
Human and non-human animals. Animal tropes and motifs. Speciesism. Animal’s rights.
Submission requirements and deadline:
Abstracts of no more than 250 words for twenty-minute papers should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 February 2018. Please, include “Abstract AEDEI 2018” in the subject line of your e-mail. Author/s information is to be provided in a separate file, including name, affiliation, contact address, paper title and author’s bio-note. Please, name the documents as follows:
The Organizing Committee