Succession: Queering the Environment
A NiCHE Series
Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2020
Draft Deadline: May 15, 2020
Series Publication: June 2020
In ecology, succession is a series of progressive changes made in a community over time. These changes often lead to higher diversity in an environment.
Succession: Queering the Environment will explore the changes that occur within environmental history and related environmental studies when queer people, non-humans, systems, and ideas are centred.
We seek proposals for Succession that:
- Feature LGBTQIA2S+ folks interacting with and thinking about the environment and non-human animals in the past and present.
- Reimagine environmental topics using queer theory or a related queer lens.
- Feature environmental history, but we also welcome environmental humanities, queer ecology, and related interdisciplinary pitches.
- Feature traditional blog articles, but we also welcome pitches for relevant poetry, art, photo essays, audio projects, video projects, etc.
We also seek:
- An individual willing to write a literature review to begin the series.
Send a 100-300 word proposal describing your proposed submission and how it relates to the field of environmental history/studies more broadly and a short bio to Jessica DeWitt, email@example.com, by February 15, 2020.
Applicants will be alerted of their submission status by the end of February. Please also email any questions or other inquiries to Dr. DeWitt.
Wondering what a NiCHE series looks like? Here are a few examples:
- Hope and Environmental History
- “Dam Nation: Hydroelectric Developments in Canada”
- “(Un)Natural Identities: Unearthing Gender in Environmental History”
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- #EnvHist Worth Reading: May 2020 - June 17, 2020
- Succession: Queering the Environment – An Introduction - June 2, 2020
- #EnvHist Worth Reading: April 2020 - May 19, 2020
- #EnvHist Worth Reading: March 2020 - April 16, 2020
- #EnvHist Worth Reading: February 2020 - March 25, 2020
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