Call 2017

Issue No. 17 of Le Simplegadi

Living Together on this Earth:

Eco-sustainable Narratives and Environmental Concerns

in English Literature/s

Issue no. 17 of Le Simplegadi explores the place of eco-sustainable narratives in English literature/s and the way they may contribute to our understanding of environmental issues, stimulate positive thinking, create a caring economy and foster alternative perspectives for the future of our mother earth.

The eco-degradation of the planet is a plague which dramatically and increasingly afflicts the world today. It is at the very centre of  contemporary political and intellectual debate, creative writing and environmental concerns, all inextricably intertwined with questions of rights and identity. It can be seen as a fil rouge running across many Anglophone literary texts throughout the centuries. In our belief in the power of the creative word to promote social change by encouraging mutual understanding and respect for the Other and for the environment, we welcome papers on eco-sustainable narratives from all Anglophone areas and historical periods.

Possible topics of discussion are:

- space, place and the identity question;

- the imagination of place (and the reinvention of an eco-sustainable world);

- environmental (in)justice;

- gender difference and environmental representations;

- nature and culture;

- ethics of relation between humans and animals;

- environment (in)balance of power in the globalized world;

- ecological concerns in local and glocal contexts;

- literature and environmental studies;

- bio-imperialism;

- ecology and critical language awareness.

We therefore welcome submissions focusing on these areas of interest. Contributions should conform to any of the four main sections of the journal: articles, interviews, book reviews and creative writing. Le Simplegadi follows a multilingual policy and promotes linguistic and pluricultural diversity; contributions in languages other than English are therefore welcome.

Submissions must conform to the guidelines that can be found on the journal’s website, section Notes for Contributors.

Only contributions that are in line with the guidelines and which arrive before the deadline (May 31st 2017) will go through the peer review process. Authors must submit an abstract in the language of the article and in English (max. 200 words).

To facilitate the reviewing process, submit articles in RTF format to: simplegadi@uniud.it

All submissions should be accompanied by a cover message including postal and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and a brief biographical statement (max. 100 words).

The deadline for submissions is May 31st  2017