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Chapter Proposals for “Women and Nature”

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book "Women and Nature." Contributions are welcome from the range of humanities and social sciences, with proposals from historians especially encouraged. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@ciis.edu by May 1, 2015. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by May 15, 2015. For accepted proposals first drafts of full chapters (9,000 – 10,000 words) are due by September 1, 2015, and final versions are due November 1, 2015. Potential authors should already have earned a Ph.D. All chapters should be previously unpublished.

"Women and Nature" will examine multiple historical and contemporary understandings of the possible links between sex, gender, and environment, including the limitations of emphasizing dichotomies such as woman/man and nature/culture.

The editor of "Women and Nature," D. A. Vakoch, is general editor of Lexington Books' Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series. Vakoch's earlier edited books include "Ecofeminism and Rhetoric: Critical Perspectives on Sex, Technology, and Discourse" (2011), "Feminist Ecocriticism: Environment, Women, and Literature" (2012), and (with F. Castrillón) "Ecopsychology, Phenomenology, and the Environment: The Experience of Nature" (2014).

Posted: April 9, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers