Tuesday, January 9, 2007

CALL FOR CREATIVE WORK/PAPERS: eco poetics and women writers

Eco-Poetics Special Feature

Co-ordinator: Harriet Tarlo

What is the relationship of linguistic innovation, spatial practices and formal concerns in poetry to ecology, environment and its associated politics?

How do you feel about/deal with the association of women with nature in our culture, past and present, and, indeed, in some environmental politics and eco-criticism?

Can modernist and contemporary experimental writing encompass, infringe upon, engage with the global? How does poetry participate in local or regional issues?

Can eco-poetics intersect effectively with other global political issues? Should it? What is our/your priority?

(Why) does eco-criticism identify itself closely with realist and non-fiction writing and often not poetics?

How might modernist/experimental writing and eco-critical discourse learn from each other?
Do you believe in eco-feminism? What is its relationship to a formulation of a possible eco-poetics?

Are these questions that engage you and/or feature in your creative work? If so, please consider submitting work to HOW2 for a special issue on eco-poetics. This may take the form of poetry, experimental prose poetry, essays, alerts or reviews.

For details of How2 formatting and layout please see the guidelines >> at: http://www.how2journal.com

Queries about the section: contact Harriet Tarlo h.tarlo@leeds.ac.uk

DEADLINE 18 May 2007

Special Feature on Carla Harryman

For our next issue we invite submissions for a critical feature on the writings of Carla Harryman. We are interested in critical essays and readings which might consider her work and its relationship to performance, theatre and poetics, and in particular how her plays and poems relate to recent traditions and developments in the international contexts of avant-garde writing practices. Issues to consider might include gender, site-specific writing, visual arts, film, subjectivities, live art, performing objects, Poets Theater, politics, the body and eroticism. More information on recent work by Carla Harryman can be found at http://performingobjects.com/

Deadline for submissions: August 1st 2007.

Queries to redellolsen@btinternet.com