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September 6, 2019

Gender and Environment in Science Fiction

Edited by Christy Tidwell and Bridgitte Barclay. Lexington Books, 2019.

This collection, edited by co-leaders of ASLE’s Ecomedia SIG, features chapters by several ASLE members. Gender and Environment in Science Fiction focuses on the variety of ways that gender and “nature” interact in science fiction films and fictions, exploring questions of different realities and posing new ones. Science fiction asks questions to propose other ways of living; it asks what if, and that question is the basis for alternative narratives of ourselves and the ...

Affective Materialities: Reorienting the Body in Modernist Literature

Edited by Kara Watts, Robin Hackett, and Molly Volanth Hall. University Press of Florida, 2019

Affective Materialities reexamines modernist theorizations of the body and opens up the artistic, political, and ethical possibilities at the intersection of affect theory and ecocriticism, two recent directions in literary studies not typically brought into conversation.

Modernist creativity, the volume proposes, may return to us notions of the feeling, material body that contemporary scholarship has lost touch with, bodies that suggest alternative relations to others and to the world. Contributors ...

Great American Desert

By Terese Svoboda. Mad Creek Books, March 12, 2019.

Water, its use and abuse, trickles through Great American Desert, spanning the misadventures of the prehistoric Clovis people to the wanderings of a forlorn couple around a pink pyramid in a sci-fi prairie. In “Dutch Joe,” the eponymous hero sees the future from the bottom of a well in the Sandhills, while a woman tries to drag her sister back from insanity in “Dirty Thirties.” In “Bomb Jockey,” a local Romeo disposes of leaky bombs ...

Travel & Literature at CEA

Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2020 | March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head, SC

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

The Travel and Literature area at CEA is seeking submissions on any aspect of travel and literature, including but not limited to travelogues; travel and ecocriticism; regionalism; travel and identity; intercultural perspectives; etc. Theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome, ...