LINGUIST List 31.590

Mon Feb 10 2020

Calls: Ling & Lit; Socioling/Italy

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <srobinsonlinguistlist.org>



Date: 16-Jan-2020
From: Eleonora Federici <eleonora.federiciunife.it>
Subject: Changing the (cultural) climate with Ecocriticism and Ecolinguistics
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Full Title: Changing the (cultural) climate with Ecocriticism and Ecolinguistics

Date: 21-May-2020 - 22-May-2020
Location: University of Ferrara, Italy
Contact Person: Eleonora Federici
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 25-Mar-2020

Meeting Description:

The discourse of the environment permeates attitudes towards the present, representations of the past and perceptions of the future.
How do languages, literatures and other modes of meaning-making promote ecocritical frameworks that interrogate Western and Eastern anthropocentric assumptions, biases and expectations?
How do the environmental humanities test new hermeneutic tools to assess the interdependence between natural and anthropic ecosystems?
Our focus is on new narratives of fragile and resilient environments; the im/material wellbeing of the organisms that live in them; the interconnections between diverse forms of life.

The discourse of the environment permeates attitudes towards the present, representations of the past and perceptions of the future.
How do languages, literatures and other modes of meaning-making promote ecocritical frameworks that interrogate Western and Eastern anthropocentric assumptions, biases and expectations?
How do the environmental humanities test new hermeneutic tools to assess the interdependence between natural and anthropic ecosystems?
Our focus is on new narratives of fragile and resilient environments; the im/material wellbeing of the organisms that live in them; the interconnections between diverse forms of life.

Topics and areas of research include:
Climate change fiction
Climate change and visual culture
Ecopoetry
Ecology and the theatre
Ecology and performativity
Ecosomatic approaches
The formation of ecological identity
Opinion formation on environmental issues
Public awareness and social media
The sustainability of heritage

We encourage contributions by scholars of Ecocriticism, Ecolinguistics, Ecofeminism, Green Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Semiotics, Translation Studies, Critical Discourse Analysis and Corpus Linguistics, Heritage Studies, Ecotourism.

Please send a 300-word abstract and a 100-word bio-note by the 13th of March 2020 to: paola.spinozziunife.it, eleonora.federiciunife.it
Acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to authors by the 25th of March 2020.

Scientific Committee
Paola Spinozzi
Eleonora Federici
Richard Chapman
Vanessa Leonardi

The Workshop will be hosted by the Department of Humanistic Studies, University of Ferrara, in collaboration with the innovative PhD Programme in Environmental Sustainability and Wellbeing, http://www.unife.it/studenti/dottorato/it/corsi/riforma/environmental-sustainability-and-wellbeing.




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