We acknowledge that we live and work on unceded Indigenous territories and we thank the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations for their hospitality.
Call for Papers: Member-organized panel at ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)
Organizers: Christina Turner (University of Toronto) and Evangeline Holtz (University of Toronto)
Ecological degradation—and its more pronounced correlate, environmental apocalypse—in the Pacific Northwest is a significant theme in several recent works of fiction and poetry, including Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven (2014), Thomas King’s The Back of the Turtle (2014), Rita Wong’s Forage (2008) and the collaboratively-authored poetry project The Enpipe Line (2012). Such texts register this region in a state of becoming contaminated and/or polluted, evoking political discourse and activism around proposed pipelines, resource extraction, and impending climate change. Simultaneously, the ecocritical turn in Canadian literary studies has been recently signaled by the publication of the collection Greening the Maple: Canadian Ecocriticism in Context (2013), and in work by Travis Mason, Catriona Sandilands, Rita Wong, and others. We invite papers that address the topic of environmental threats in the Pacific Northwest through an ecocritical lens. Possible foci and questions include:
Please send the following to christina.turner@mail.
Posted 13 October 2016