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Ergebnisanzeige "Oceans and Deserts: Charting Transdisciplinary Currents in Environment and Culture"
RessourcentypCall for Papers
TitelOceans and Deserts: Charting Transdisciplinary Currents in Environment and Culture
BeschreibungUniversity of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

OCEANS AND DESERTS 2016: CHARTING TRANSDISCIPLINARY CURRENTS IN ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURE

The graduate students in the Department of German Studies at the University of Arizona invite proposals for their third annual interdisciplinary conference in the Environmental Humanities for emerging scholars (graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and junior faculty) on April 1-2, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona.

Environmental questions have been driving interdisciplinary research in many Humanities disciplines in recent years. The intersection of culture and environment has invigorated classrooms and inspired publications, and conversations about environmental issues have extended beyond traditional disciplinary divisions. This conference will be a space to explore specific contributions of the Humanities to environmental issues of the present and their potential for the future. We are looking to discuss a wide range of questions that ask how particular Humanities approaches respond to environmental concerns and how interdisciplinary work in this area can be made productive. How, for instance, might the attitude of the Romantics vis-à-vis nature be a model for behavior in the 21st century? How does recycling figure into artistic production or the art classroom? Which cultural or historical conceptions of trash influence current public debates? What kind of philosophy or ethics drive preservation efforts or environmentalism? What are the outcomes of queering the environment or ecology? What is the language or the aesthetics of climate change? How do the future of the human and the Humanities relate in a posthuman age? What shape would an environmental grammar, psychology, or pedagogy take?

We invite papers based on concrete examples or case studies from emerging scholars in all areas of the Humanities, for instance literature, visual arts, history, cultural studies, philosophy, gender studies, pedagogy, area/regional studies, linguistics, public policy/political theory, religion and ethics. The conference language will be English, but we particularly welcome our colleagues in German Studies. Possible topic areas and keywords include but are not limited to the following:

animal studies
anthropocene
biopolitics
climate change
critical plant studies
eco-criticism
eco-feminism
eco-systems
eco-terrorism
ecology
environmental catastrophes
environmentalism
extinction
"green"
horticulture
landscapes
life forms
nature/culture
organic ("bio", "öko")
posthumanism
preservation
recycling
trash
Umwelt
water
"the wild"

Please submit a proposal of no more than 350 words for a 15-20-minute paper (including your name and institutional/departmental affiliation, paper title and A/V needs) together with a short description of your current position and research by December 21, 2015 to OceansAndDesertsUA@gmail.com. Proposals for full panels are also welcome.

Graduate students might have the opportunity to stay with a local graduate student (please indicate your interest when sending your proposal). There will be opportunities to visit Biosphere 2 and see an installation by the University of Arizona Poetry Center at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

Web: http://german.arizona.edu/graduate-student-conference

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
Internetadressehttp://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-Germanistik&mo...
VeranstaltungsortTucson
Bewerbungsschluss21.12.2015
Beginn01.04.2016
Ende03.04.2016
PersonName: Joela Jacobs 
Funktion: Assistant Professor of German/Faculty Sponsor 
E-Mail: joelajacobs@email.arizona.edu 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Department of German Studies, University of Arizona 
Strasse/Postfach: P.O. Box 210105 
Postleitzahl: 85721 
Stadt: Tucson 
Telefon: +1-773-398-6043 
E-Mail: joelajacobs@email.arizona.edu 
Internetadresse: german.arizona.edu 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
BenutzerführungEnglisch
SchlüsselbegriffeGenderforschung; Literatur- u. Kulturgeschichte; Literatursoziologie; Literaturtheorie: Themen
Klassifikation03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.14.00 Literatursoziologie; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.17.00 Deutschunterricht. Literaturdidaktik; 05.00.00 Deutsche Literaturgeschichte > 05.11.00 Stoffe. Motive. Themen
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