CALL FOR PAPERS – The Trumpeter, Under New Management

Deep Ecology - Environmental Ethics

Founded in 1983 by Alan Drengson of the University of Victoria, The Trumpeter is one of the oldest environmental philosophy journals in the world.  Its contributors have included such luminaries as Wes Jackson, Wendell Berry, Warwick Fox, Tom Birch, Gary Snyder, Bill Devall, Dave Foreman, Holmes Rolston, III, Michael Zimmerman, Arne Naess, George Sessions, Dolores LaChapelle, Monika Langer, David Abram, Mary Midgley, Valerius Geist, Neil Evernden, Robyn Eckersley, Freya Matthews, Tom Regan, David Suzuki, Michael Soulé, Jim Cheney, Marti Kheel, Catriona Sandilands, Anthony Weston, and Vandana Shiva. It carries forth a proud tradition of philosophically exploring and analyzing environmental concerns at every relevant level.

The Trumpeter is pleased to introduce its new editorial leadership.

Jorge Conesa-Sevilla, a co-founder of the European Ecopsychology Society, has moved into the position of as editor-in-chief. He is supported by managing editor Nathan Kowalsky, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta, and by assistant managing editor Richard Kover, PhD candidate at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. 

Call for Papers

The editors wish to encourage high-quality academic submissions for peer review within the scope of the journal, especially deep ecology, eco-phenomenology, eco-psychology, ecofeminism, primitivism, and other forms of ‘radical’ environmental theory. In addition to scholarly articles, The Trumpeter also publishes poetry, narratives, cartoons, and book reviews.  The editors welcome proposals for special issues, and are eager to refresh the journal’s roster of peer reviewers and book reviewers.

Please direct all correspondence to

WORKSHOP – David Abram, Between the Body & The Breathing Earth

Jul 27 – Aug 1, 2012
At the Hollyhock Learning Centre in BC Canada

As the climate veers toward catastrophe, the innumerable losses cascading through the biosphere make vividly evident the need for a transformation in our relation to the rest of nature.  Let’s awaken our animal senses, shaking them free from outmoded concepts, invigorating our felt experience of the many-voiced terrain.  Through elemental encounters with the living land, through conversation and magic, through vivid storytelling and creaturely shape shifting, we’ll open the way for a new relation between the human animal and the animate earth.

David Abram, co-founder of the Alliance for Wild Ethics (AWE), is a cultural ecologist and geo-philosopher who teaches widely on several continents.  He’s the author of Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology and The Spell of the Sensuous.  

“Prose as lush as a moss-draped rain forest and as luminous as a high desert night. . . Deeply resonant with indigenous ways of knowing, Abram lets us listen in on wordless conversations with ancient boulders, walruses, birds, and roof beams. His profound recognition of intelligences other than our own enables us to enter into reciprocal symbioses that can, in turn, sustain the world. Becoming Animal illuminates a way forward in restoring relationship with the earth, led by our vibrant animal bodies to re-inhabit the glittering world.” – Orion Magazine