CALL FOR PAPERS
The online journal Invisible Culture
<http://www.rochester.edu/in_visible_culture/ivchome.html> is seeking
papers for an upcoming issue on the theme of nature loving.
The issue will emphasize the relations between nature and love. Awash in a
culture of Disney animation, weather porn, interspecies family albums and
eco-tourism, we ask: How is nature produced and consumed with love? How is
nature used to produce and consume love? What does it mean to be intimate
with nature? Under what conditions and by what means it is possible,
desirable or obligatory to get close to natural worlds? And what happens
when we do?
Following Raymond Williams’ premise that “the idea of nature contains
an extraordinary amount of human history,” the issue will consider
nature’s multiple meanings and uses in modernity. Nature, here, is
understood as a collection of artifacts jointly constructed through
cultural values, organic life and visual practices.
Topics for papers might include: Nature, sexuality and gender; Nature and
nationalism; Nature photography, film and television; Nature display and
aesthetics; Nature and discipline; Wild, urban and domestic natures;
Representation in the life sciences; Environmentalisms; Anthropomorphisms;
Particular species and their representation.
The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2004. Papers should be 2500 to
6000 words in length. Please email inquiries to Peter Hobbs
([log in to unmask]) or Lisa Uddin ([log in to unmask]).
Submissions can be made electronically in Microsoft Word as an attachment
to either address, or as hard copies to: Invisible Culture, Attn: Peter
Hobbs and Lisa Uddin, 424 Morey Hall, University of Rochester, Rochester
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