Call for Papers: 2017 Special Section of Letras Hispanas on “Contemporary Iberian Ecocriticism and New Materialisms,” Editor: Luis I. Prádanos, Miami University (Deadline: June 1, 2017)
The global proliferation of ecocriticism and environmental humanities is significantly enriching the depth and scope of literary and cultural studies worldwide. Iberian cultural scholars will definitely benefit from participating in this vibrant global debate as well as contributing to it. This special section aims to provide a platform for consolidating the theoretical and critical convergence of Iberian cultural studies and environmental humanities. We will consider essays dealing with contemporary Iberian cultural manifestations that are informed by theoretical and critical approaches related to the environmental humanities in general (e.g. ecocriticism, ecofeminism, animal studies, posthumanism, new materialisms, etc.).
Letras Hispanas: Revista de Literatura y Cultura is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal. Authors must submit a detailed abstract (300-500 words in English or Spanish) by March 1st to the special section editor, Luis I. Prádanos (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please indicate in your email the subject line “Special Section of Letras Hispanas.” Authors will be selected for inclusion in the Special Section based on the strength of their abstracts, but publication is contingent upon review of the completed manuscript. All completed manuscripts must be submitted by June 1st. Manuscripts will be accepted in English and Spanish. All submissions should be between 5000 and 8000 words in length (including the List of Works Cited) and must adhere to the latest edition of the MLA Style Manual. All submissions will be subject to the regular double-blind review process of Letras Hispanas (the special section editors are responsible for finding external reviewers) and will follow the standard norms and processes for peer-reviewed publications.