CFP – Canadian Literary Ecologies‏

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S C L / É L C
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Call for Papers – Canadian Literary Ecologies Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en littérature canadienne, published at the University of New Brunswick since 1975, invites submissions to a special issue focusing on nature, ecology, and ecocritical approaches to anglophone or francophone Canadian literature, to be edited by Pamela Banting, Cynthia Sugars, and Herb Wyile.

One of the most distinctive developments in late twentieth-century literary criticism has been the impact of ecocriticism, and in Canada, as elsewhere, the country’s writers have exhibited a growing preoccupation with ecological issues, with the relationship between humans and the natural world, and with human impact on the environment. This current trend, however, has a long genealogy; unsurprisingly, in a country with such a huge land mass and a relatively sparse population, a concern with nature runs through the history of the literature of the country. While the editors are particularly interested in ecocritical approaches to Canadian literature, more broadly we welcome original submissions on Canadian writing concerning nature, the environment, and ecology, with no limitations as to region, time period, or type of writing. Interdisciplinary approaches are also welcomed.

Possible topics include:
• Ecocriticism and its particular implications for Canadian literature
• The nature/culture divide
• Literary representations of animals and/or natural spaces
• Rural and urban environments
• Borderlands and liminality
• Globalization, neoliberalism, and ecology
• Biodiversity and cultural diversity
• Nature, colonialism, and decolonization
• The exploitation and/or despoliation of the natural world
• The local, the bioregion, and sense of place
• Intersections between textuality and ecology
• Indigenous knowledges and becoming ‘native’ to a place
• Hunting, gathering, gardening, agriculture, and food
• Children and nature
Environmental ethics, activism, and experimental pedagogies

Submissions should be 6,000-8,000 words, including Notes and Works Cited.
English submissions should conform to the MLA Handbook, 7th edition; French submissions should conform to Le guide du rédacteur(du Bureau de la traduction, 2 éd., Ottawa, 1996).

Please submit essays electronically via Word attachment to scl@unb.ca. Deadline for submissions is 15 August 2013, with publication scheduled for 2014. For more information, visit the journal’s website at http://journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/SCL/ or contact Herb Wyile at Herb.Wyile@acadiau.ca or Pamela Banting at pbanting@ucalgary.ca

JOB – Asst. Prof., Sustainable Development, Appalachian State University

The Program in Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2012. A Ph.D. in an area related to the intersection of sustainable development and the environmental humanities is required. The preferred candidate will have an expertise in labor studies and environmental justice as related to sustainable development. Candidates must have a minimum of two years of interdisciplinary teaching experience.

Evidence of effective teaching experience, advising experience and an active program of scholarship is required. The successful candidate will teach courses related to environmental humanities, environmental justice, literature and the environment, and fundamentals of sustainable development. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester for faculty with an active research agenda. Faculty must be able to maintain a productive level of scholarship and participate regularly in curriculum development, student advisement, and service activities.

Applications should include: (1) a letter of interest that includes discussion of relevant interdisciplinary scholarly work and teaching experience; (2) a curriculum vitae, including contact information for at least three references; and (3) one writing sample.

Electronic applications will not be accepted. Send application materials to Dr. Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Search Committee Chair, Sustainable Development Program, ASU, Boone, NC 28608. Ph. 828-262-2910.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Any questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Kathryn Kirkpatrick.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University has approximately 15,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs.