Literature and Ecology Colloquium
First Call for Papers
What does it mean to pay attention to geology in Southern African literature? How do the fundamental underpinnings of rock and soil influence how we structure and express our various senses of belonging? How does our literature represent the relationships between indigeneity, post-colonialism and the growth of modern geological sciences? How do varieties of geological knowledge articulate with imaginative poetics of time and narrative?
The Colloquium invites papers on any of the following possibilities or other related subjects. As always, the Colloquium concentrates on Southern African literatures, but does not exclude relevant contributions concerning other parts of the world.
Geology, ecology and literatures of the environment
Gondwana, continental drift and seismic events: narrative continuities and ruptures
Fossils, palaeontology, the geologist and/in literature
Literature and the idea of the Anthropocene as a ‘geologic’ age
Rock surfaces represented as art- and spirit-surfaces
Geology, roads and the art of the travelogue
Mines and miners, cuttings and quarries, tailings and toxicity
Caves, caverns, sinkholes and the literary psyche
Soils, sands, farming and the novel
Coal, oil, gas and the literary fuels of capital
Mountains, ridges, valleys, vleis in narrative structure
Geology, poetics and landscape aesthetics
Queries and abstracts of 250 words to Dan Wylie, Dept of English, Rhodes University: firstname.lastname@example.org . Deadline for abstracts: 30 August 2017.
See our website: http://www.ru.ac.za/english/literatureandecologycolloquium/
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