CfP Ecotexts in the Postcolonial Francosphere | Kenneth Nsah and Nicki Hitchcott eds. | by 30 October 2022

CFP: Ecotexts in the Postcolonial Francosphere (eds. Kenneth Nsah and Nicki Hitchcott, Liverpool UP)

 

In an essay published in the Bulletin of Francophone Studies in 2010, Richard Watts laments the dearth of ecocriticism in francophone postcolonial studies. While, as Watts acknowledges, there had already been a surge of ecocritical work in the anglosphere by that date, francophone postcolonial studies appeared to be lagging behind. Since 2010, research in environmental humanities has continued to grow, but there has been little attempt to follow Watts in integrating ecocritical readings of francophone texts with the specificities of postcolonial experiences. Within the pluriverse of the Anthropocene, this volume will focus on the ways in which the ecological afterlives of French and Belgian colonialisms are interrogated in francophone texts (novels, short stories, plays, film, poetry and non-fiction). Through a postcolonial lens, the volume will also explore the various ways in which Francophone writers are responding to the global climate and environmental crisis threatening the Earth today.

 

 

Focusing on the whole of the francosphere, we invite contributions for an edited volume with Liverpool UP in the following areas:

  • Petrofiction
  • Blue Humanities
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Bio- and Cultural Diversity
  • Deforestation
  • Farming and Agriculture
  • Infrastructural Development
  • Waste Dumping
  • Cli-Fi and Afrofuturism
  • Urbanisation
  • Indigenous Knowledges & Practices
  • Sustainability and SDGs
  • Environmental/Climate Justice
  • Environmental Communication
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Rights of Nature
  • Critical Animal Studies
  • Critical Plant Studies
  • Eco-Media and Ecocinema
  • Extractivism
  • Green Colonialism/Imperialism
  • Postcolonial greenwashing

 

We very much hope that you will be interested in contributing an essay to this volume. Please let us know by 31 July 2022 if you would like to join this exciting project.

Please then send your essay title and abstract (250 words) to us by 30 October 2022. We will confirm acceptance of proposed chapters by 11 November 2022. Complete draft chapters will then need to be submitted by 30 June 2023. Please note that all contributions must be written in English (with translations from French where appropriate). Send your abstracts to <nsahtoah@gmail.com> and <n.hitchcott@st-andrews.ac.uk>.

Anne Simon

Anne Simon est Directrice de recherche au CNRS. Spécialiste de lettres et de philosophie, elle est responsable du CIEPFC à l'ENS, où elle anime les carnets PhilOfr, Animots, Pôle Proust et Prix Recherche au présent.

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