Cfp: ‘Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism’

Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism 13: Victorian Ecology

Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, the journal of ASLE-UK (the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment), explores interdisciplinary interfaces between humans and the natural and built environment. Submissions are invited for our spring 2010 edition which will focus on ecological themes in Victorian Literature and Culture.

Submissions may focus on any literary or cultural figures, or literary genres, either in or related to the Victorian period or the nineteenth-century. Examples might include, but need not be limited to the following themes: Victorian literature and science, post-Romanticism, cultural criticism (e.g. Ruskin, Carlyle, Morris), Victorian gothic, the realist novel, evolutionary theory and/or the new physics, key scientific figures (Darwin, Wallace etc), the industrial or urban landscape, Victorian poetry, literature and ‘early green politics’. Articles that relate to nineteenth-century literature within other cultures, especially European cultures, will also be considered. While we do not specify any particular themes, articles should have a broad ecocritical flavour, be informed by ecocritical theory, and seek to establish, where appropriate, connections or divergences with contemporary ecological thinking.

Green Letters is a peer-reviewed journal. Please note that each article should be accompanied by a brief biographical note. Articles should be typed double spaced, with references in the MLA style and any substantial footnotes at the bottom of each page (a more detailed style sheet will be provided on acceptance). Manuscript length should be between 4000 and 6000 words. Eventual submissions should be made via email with a MS Word attachment of the document.

To have a submission considered please send an abstract (approximately 500 words) to The abstract should be sent as an anonymous attachment in Word document format along with a covering email giving your name, address and institutional affiliation. The deadline for abstracts is Monday 22 June. A decision as to which articles will be commissioned will be made in early July and the deadline for submissions will be Friday 29 January 2010.