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GERMAN-CFP-L  November 2006

GERMAN-CFP-L November 2006

Subject:

CFP: Postcolonial Green (2/1/07; collection)

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Megan McKinstry <[log in to unmask]>

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>Subject: CFP: Postcolonial Green (2/1/07; collection)
>
>From: "Bonnie Roos" <[log in to unmask]>
>
>Call For Papers
>
>Postcolonial Green
>
>This collection proceeds from our conviction that postcolonial theorists =
>and ecocritics have a great deal to gain from one another.  At present, =
>however, postcolonial theory lacks a dimension of eco-critique despite =
>the fact that many postcolonial issues are also issues of environmental =
>crisis.  Ecocriticism still retains a local and regional focus on place =
>at the expense of a global vision that recognizes international =
>interdependence, and has privileged =93first world=94 blind spots in its =
>assumptions about how best to value nature.=20
>
>Even current events tell us such dialogue between the two areas is =
>needed now more than ever. As the United States again refuses to join =
>the Kyoto treaty and =93developing nations=94 refuse to restrain their =
>emissions output in the interests of needed funds, British scientists =
>argue that without addressing our environment, everyone=92s economy may =
>collapse within decades. Such heightened concerns about the environment =
>and our interdependent global cultures and economies raise new questions =
>about what environmentalism is, and how environmental issues might be =
>addressed, from international perspectives.  While colonial histories =
>have led to diverse postcolonial and neocolonial realities, =
>relationships between =93the West=94 and =93developing nations=94 are =
>still based on the exploitation of labor, natural resources, and =
>environmental quality.  This collection features global essays on =
>colonial literary legacies and postcolonial ecological issues.  We are =
>interested in how global postcolonial texts address environmental =
>issues, such as:
>
>--Western environmentalism from an international perspective;
>--Non-Western views of nature, ecology, inhabitation of place, etc.;
>--Ecological imperialism, invasive species, and species=92 import/export =
>trade;
>--Issues related to the reservation of nature parks or wild animals in =
>=93developing nations=94=20
>--Western dependence on agricultural products or natural resources from =
>=93developing nations=94;
>--Laboring human bodies as environmental resource exploited by global =
>markets;
>--Poverty as environmental impetus or inertia;
>--Cultural differences and green practices:  vegetarianism, cooperative =
>farming, etc. and their relationship to local needs;
>--The relationship between Western reliance on inexpensive manufactured =
>goods and the environmental and human impact in the places where these =
>goods are made;
>--Outsourcing toxic waste and chemicals produced by and for Western =
>consumption to poorer countries;
>--Health effects of climate change and other global impacts of one =
>people on another;
>
>Collection will be edited by Alex Hunt and Bonnie Roos. =20
>Please send abstracts and 1-page cv to Alex Hunt: [log in to unmask] =
>by February 1, 2007.
>
>Bonnie Roos
>Assistant Professor of English
>Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages
>West Texas A & M University, Box 60908
>Canyon, TX  79016-0001
>Office: 806.651.2465

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The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Megan McKinstry
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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