CfP: CHANGING THE (CULTURAL) CLIMATE WITH ECOCRITICISM AND ECOLINGUISTICS INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP, Ferrara, 21-22 May 2020
CHANGING THE (CULTURAL) CLIMATE WITH
ECOCRITICISM AND ECOLINGUISTICS
Department of Humanistic Studies, University of Ferrara
Thursday 21 to Friday 22 May 2020
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
Ecology and the theatre
Ecology and performativity
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:
Acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to speakers by the 25th of March 2020.
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,