CALL FOR PAPERS
THE ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES: THE RELATION BETWEEN THE HUMAN AND THE NON-HUMAN IN HISPANIC AMERICAN CULTURAL PRODUCTION
This interdisciplinary work, year after year, comes to situate us in the academic setting because of the complexity of the phenomenon that is analyzed or because of the pretension of the investigator in explaining, from different perspectives, the object of study. The environmental humanities thoroughly represent this academic practice, and perhaps are nourished by, for example, environmental philosophy, environmental anthropology, cultural geography, ecocriticism, and environmental history, among other disciplines, to construct a valid academic field. If it is true that the environmental humanities had a clear predecessor in environmental studies, these are differentiated in the recognition of the ecological crises like effects of socioeconomic inequalities, cultural and historical differences, and in the perspective of values and diverse ethnic frameworks. Also, they will consider the scientific comprehension and resolution of technological problems that are defined in previously mentioned discourses (Heise, 2017).
The 16th Volume of Brújula, “The Environmental Humanities: The Relation Between The Human and The Non-Human in Hispanic American Cultural Production,” serves as a platform to publish projects that investigate the dialogue between human and non-human entities in cultural materials published in Latin America and Spain. The journal accepts projects of different disciplines from humanities and social sciences that analyze literary texts, paintings, sculptures, songs, documentaries, performances, theater, digital texts, movies, murals, and multi-modality narratives, among others.
The following themes are suggested for the submission of articles, even though these do not imply limitation:
- Literature and ecocriticism
- Anthropocene and posthuman fiction
- Speculative fiction and the environment
- Native American perspectives, epistemologies and indigenous philosophies
- Earth-beings and earth-practices
- Geopoetics and literary ecosystems
- Decolonial ecological narratives and political ecology
- Ecofeminism, eco masculinities, ecoqueer and other ecosocial movements
- Animal studies
- Food studies
- Plant studies
- Studies of affects and relation to the environment
- Philosophical, aesthetic, and phenomenology criticisms of the environment
- Ecological ethics and environmental concerns
- Urban and rural environments in relation to the environment
- Re-elaboration of myths and legends apart from their ecological impact
- Multi-modality narratives and the environment
Brújula invites the collaborations of the following academic genres:
- Academic articles (15-20 pages)
- Historiographical analysis (15-20 pages)
- Interviews (6-10 pages)
- Book Reviews (3-4 pages)
- Send your manuscript accompanied by a bibliography that includes a short professional note (with your name, academic affiliation, and title (postgraduate student, doctor, assistant professor, professor, etc.), institution, research interests, and/or any relevant publications), the title of your article, and an abstract of 200 words.
- Brújula is a peer-reviewed journal that favors anonymity in the selection process. To keep your application anonymous during the selection process, the manuscripts should be presented without names. The names and email addresses should appear only in the bibliography.
- Only manuscripts in Spanish, English, or Portuguese will be accepted. Submissions must be double spaced, including final notes and bibliography.
- The essay norms should be those of the latest edition of MLA Style Manual and Guide for Scholarly Publishing.
- Keep in contact with the editors for the essay norms regarding utilization of graphics, diagrams, maps, photos, and artistic illustrations. The author will be responsible for the corresponding authorizations for the reproduction of these materials.
- Brújula will only accept original contributions. Translation of articles or articles already published will not be accepted.
- Manuscripts will not be returned.
Send your manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org
before September 17, 2023