Call for Papers

CFP: Petrocultures 2018: Transitions

An International, Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Oil Cultures and Energy Humanities University of Glasgow Glasgow, Scotland Aug 29 - Sep 1 2018 The 2016 Paris Climate Agreement heralded unprecedented international consensus on the need to transition from fossil fuels within the next few decades. The uneven responses from state, corporate, and...

CFP: Climate Realism: The Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere

Climate Realism The Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere Edited by Lynn Badia, Marija Cetinić, and Jeff Diamanti Climate Realism names the challenge of representing and conceptualizing climate in the era of climate change. Climate has traditionally referenced the weather it gathers, the mood it creates, and the settings...

CFP: Powering the Future: Energy Resources in Science Fiction and Fantasy

The recent rise of the interdisciplinary subfield of “Energy Humanities” as a prominent critical endeavour has seen an efflorescence of academic and cultural production from around the world focussing on the crucial topic of energy resources. A major spur for this work is, of course,...

Call for Papers for an edited collection: The Rhetoric and Discourse of Oil

Recent years have seen the rise of the “Energy Humanities,” which consider cultures in terms of the energy sources that make them possible, energy sources that tend to be invisible to those inhabiting a given culture. In Oil Culture, for example, Ross Barrett and Daniel Worden...