As member of the advisory board for the series Ecocritical Theory and Practices for Lexington Books, I welcome essays that discuss Amazonian cultural contributions to a sustainable environment and Animal Rights in countries incorporated by Amazonian Regions. This project, Ecological Policy and the Narratives, Literatures and Cultures, is a project that aims to highlight through the elaboration of a book the construction of narratives about the Amazon, understood here as symbolic space of resistance to its material destruction. The project also represents an attempt to construct a critique about the so-called modern ecological rationality and its relationship to environmental destruction and, especially, the destruction of its nonhuman beings. Taking into account the roots of the term ecological politics and its use according to a Latin American perspective, the present proposal contemplates discussions from theoretical basis to approaches on language and literatures of the Amazon, as an effort to construct a Latin American ecological policy. This book also discusses the dynamics of reconstruction of the subjects. In this case, the discussions on the agenda emerge as social responses to the forgetting of nature’s subjectivity represented by the Amazon and its subjects. In the case of fictional narratives, they should be related to authors who wrote about the Amazon, and spaces related to countries such as: Columbia, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana, French Guyana and Suriname, that incorporate Amazonia regions.
Contributions to be submitted should include at least one of the following themes:
1. Ecological Policy Theory (should incorporate the social bases of ecological thinking from Ecological Marxism to ontological approaches from Heidegger to Levinas and Derrida).
2. Languages and Fictions of the Forest (related to literary contributions of writers and poets of Amazonian Regions).
3. The lives of non-human animals (should incorporate sociological, historical and lawrelated discussions on the status of environmental policies in “Amazonian” countries with respect to wild and domestic animals).
4. Neo colonialism and Amazonian spaces, impacts on culture and its subjects (should include discussions on Iberian French and English colonialism on Amazonian territories).
The abstract should contain no more than 400 words. Each article should enclose a declaration stating that the article has never been previously published elsewhere and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere, with a short biographical note indicating the author’s name, institutional affiliation, brief career history, postal address and e-mail address. The abstract and research paper should be submitted in MS Word 2007 format.
The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Eighth Edition), published in 2016 should be referred to regarding the inclusion of references and citations.
Publications instructions are as follows: pages should be of A4 size, the title should be centrally aligned and objective, using Times New Roman 12-point font size, double spacing in between lines and end notes.
Please send an electronic version of the abstract and complete manuscript only in English to: zeliambora@ gmail.com
Abstract Due: March, 151th 2017
Complete Manuscript: August, 31th 2017.
Final Manuscript: November, 30th 2017