CFP Call for Papers: Early Modern Ecostudies

Scholarship in the past ten years has drawn much needed attention to the relationship between literature and the environment. Much of that research, however, continues to privilege certain periods, namely romanticism and the twentieth century, and certain places, mainly North American and England. This volume seeks to address that oversight by examining constructions of the natural and non-human in the early modern world (to 1700). We welcome all essays that offer ecocritical readings of early modern texts and contexts; we also, however, welcome in particular essays that theorize and/or examine the current emphasis in ecocriticism and ecostudies on nineteenth century American literature and culture and/or focus on connections between literature, culture, history and the environment of geographies beyond England and America in the early modern world.

Please submit abstracts or completed essays to Karen Raber ([email protected]), Tom Hallock ([email protected]), or Ivo Kamps ([email protected]), Department of English, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677.

Deadline for submission: March 15, 2006.