July 2017 ASLEC-ANZ News
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ASLEC-ANZ NEWS ~ July 2017
A Message from the President

Greetings from a cold and bright Melbourne.  I hope everyone is enjoying some sort of winter break. 
In a bid to help the Executive to plan future events and to best represent your needs as members, we’re asking all of you to take five minutes to complete our brief membership survey.  Your feedback is completely anonymous, but it will be valuable for us as we think about future directions for the journal, the biennial conference, and the organisation as a whole.  This link will take you to the survey site: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7MM7JS5.
The survey will be open until July 30, at which point we’ll aggregate your responses and feed them into our discussions and decision-making processes.  We’re already making plans to make it easier for you to renew your membership and, thanks to the expertise and energy of Debbie Symons, we’ll be unveiling some changes to our web presence in the near future.
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to complete the questionnaire, and do feel free to drop me a note on gmoo@unimelb.edu.au if you have any questions.  Stay warm!

Grace Moore, ASLEC-ANZ President
Take membership survey now
Special Issue of Ecozon@:
Population, Ecology, and the Malthusian Imagination

Full submissions due 15 August 2017

Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment invites papers for a special issue on population. 

The aim of this special issue is not only to re-assess the long-standing debate on overpopulation in light of recent developments, but more importantly to examine the cluster of tropes, narratives, and images which have become attached to this idea, and which we propose to designate as the “Malthusian Imagination.” Even while the issue of overpopulation disappeared from mainstream environmentalist discourse, it continued to flourish in the realms of literature and popular culture.

For full submission guidelines, download the CFP.
Special Issue of Screenworks:
Digital Ecologies and the Anthropocene

Submissions close 30 September 2017

This special issue of Screenworks, the online publication of practice-research in film and screen media, invites all practice researchers with an interest in Digital Ecologies and the Anthropocene to submit works that explore the multiple interpretations and intersections of these themes.

Submissions must comprise two parts: 1) the practical work/documentation itself, preferably as a Vimeo URL provided in the submission form; and 2) a 2000-word Research Statement, using the forms available on the Screenworks website.

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Special Issue of the Journal of Sustainability Education: Art, Social Change, and a Vision of Sustainability

Submissions close 1 October 2017

For this issue of JSE, we invite the arts to be front and center and to remain as a vital living force in all future issues. This edition of JSE is also a re-issue for our original call for future-casting articles which create an extraordinarily awe inspiring vision of our future. We invite you to reflect on your dreams for a thrivable, equitable, beautiful future. What do you really want? What palpable future are we collectively trying to create?

We would like you to use your skills as an artist to radically reimagine a desired future of a particular place, or the desired future as it relates to an issue important to you. What does it look, sound, smell, and feel like to be in this future? Then—as though from that future place—articulate the role of sustainability education in getting us there.

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Storyboard 17

Submissions close 1 December 2017

Storyboard: A Journal of Pacific Imagery
is accepting submissions of previously unpublished work from the original writer or artist for Issue 17 until December 1 2017.

Storyboard publishes quality poetry, fiction, and non-fiction written in English or any other Pacific language (with translations into English), as well as visual art. We welcome submissions from published and unpublished writers in or from the region, or writings about the region. We particularly wish to encourage writers and artists from Micronesia.

For full submission guidelines, download the CFP.
Sustaining the Seas: Fish, Oceanic Space and the Politics of Caring

The University of Sydney
11-13 December 2017

Second call for papers, panels and creative provocations: submissions close 14 July 2017

Sustaining the Seas is an exciting and experimental refereed international conference that will bring together academics of many disciplines, practitioners, urban planners, artists and writers to consider over three days the challenges of how to care better for the oceans, fish and marine ecological systems.

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States of Being: The Elemental Importance of Water

An exhibition and public programs
Curated by Dr Anne Bennett for the City of Banyule

10 August - 9 September 2017
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

To be opened by Bronwyn Johnson, Executive Director CLIMARTE
Wednesday 9 August, 6pm - 8pm

From the banks of the Yarra in Heidelberg, beyond Port Phillip Bay, across Australia’s arid regions, deep within our oceans and reefs, and as far afield as Iceland’s glaciers, this stunning exhibition by nine Melbourne artists points to the elemental importance of water in the environment and to human being.

In a series of public events, local poets, wordsmiths, academics and Toastmasters will also be asked to respond to themes of water; directly speaking to the artworks on show.

For more information please download the flyer or contact curator Dr Anne Bennett: artgraph@net2000.com.au or 0407360866.
Environmental Humanities Melbourne - July Meeting

For our July meeting, Emily Potter (Deakin University) will be speaking on her forthcoming book Field Notes on Belonging: Australian literature and the politics of place, to be published shortly by Intellect Books.

Please join us at 5pm on Friday 21st July upstairs at the Alderman Hotel, 134 Lygon St, Brunswick East.

All welcome. For enquiries or to RSVP, please contact the convenors:
Art + Climate = Change 2017

For those in Victoria, be sure to check out Climarte's 2017 program Art + Climate = Change 2017.

It features a wide program of events and exhibitions across Melbourne and regional Victoria that harness the creative powers of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.
Are Humans the Only Beings that Matter?
How to be sustainable: perspectives from the Environmental Humanities

Thursday 27 July, 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Chippendale's Creative Precinct (Sydney)

We’re all in the same boat. Environmental crisis feels big, abstract, and difficult to do much about.

Is there anything we can actually do that will matter? What is the use of art and everyday culture while the tides rise and the planet burns? What does it mean to be a good ecological citizen when it seems the world is collapsing around us?

The panel will address these growing concerns and offer ways we can all truly be sustainable.

Panel Members: Prof. David Schlosberg - Professor of Environmental Politics; Co-director of the Sydney Environment Institute | Dr Astrida Neimanis - Lecturer of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney | Dr Alana Mann - Chair of the Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney

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Scientia PhD Scholarships in the Environmental Humanities and STS

UNSW, Sydney

The Environmental Humanities programme at UNSW is advertising three PhD scholarships in specific areas in the environmental humanities and science and technology studies (with collaboration from colleagues in a range of other areas).
  • Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Confronting Biopiracy
  • The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Education Policy
  • Multispecies Studies: Rethinking Human/Wildlife Interactions
These Scientia PhD Scholarships are specifically designed to attract high quality PhD candidates across a range of strategic research areas.

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That's it for now. Wishing you all a peaceful and productive July.

Alanna Myers
Editor, ASLEC-ANZ Newsletter
Association for the Study of Literature, Environment & Culture,
Australia New Zealand
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