• Du 14 novembre 2019 au 31 janvier 2020
  • The special issue will be published in E-Rea in June 2021.

This special issue aims at mapping and understanding the ways in which environmental emergency is coped with by the people, addressed by the media and tackled by political institutions, while taking into consideration the many different political, ideological and cultural contexts of the countries and regions of the Anglosphere.

We want to scrutinise environmental emergency from the cross-pollinating perspectives of politics, history, sociology and arts in the hope of finding resonances conducive to an analysis of what characterises the understanding of, and reactions to, the environmental conundrum in English-speaking countries. The present call for contributions thus invites historical as well as contemporary perspectives on the protean concept of environmental emergency, with a view to throwing light on its many (re)interpretations and (re)definitions across time, on the evolution of social and institutional responses to said emergency, as well as on its representations in the media, literature and visual arts of the Anglosphere.

The editors invite proposals that focus on (but are not limited to):
- political, institutional, educational, social responses to climate and environmental emergency
- climate and environmental emergency in the media, social media, political speeches…
- actions, (mis)representations of whistle-blowers, water warriors, school strikers, environmental activism and civil disobedience in the context of environmental emergency across the Anglosphere
- writing and imaging climate emergency
- deep ecology, eco-modernism, eco-anxiety, solastalgia, degrowth and anti-consumerism in the literatures and arts of the Anglosphere

Please send a 200-word abstract in English, along with the author’s short bio-bibliography by 31 January 2020 to both Pr. Sylvie Nail (sylvie.nail@univ-nantes.fr) and Pr. Camille Manfredi (camille.manfredi@univ-nantes.fr). Acceptance will be notified to all authors by mid-February 2020. The commissioned contributions will be due on 31 October 2020 and peer reviewed. The special issue will be published in E-Rea in June 2021.