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I am seeking 2-3 essays for an edited collection on disability, the environment, and colonialism. I will be glad to provide further details to anyone interested.
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Disability and the Environment in the Global Colonial Era
Editor: Tatiana Prorokova
This edited collection examines the intersections of disability and the environment in the times of colonial expansion. It traces the emergence of eco-ableist discourses through a careful examination of such issues as gender, race, imperialism, industrialization, the environment, climate, and other subjects, and probes the ways through which various cultural artifacts from that era effectively construct the meanings of disability and the environment. The book shows that in the colonial era the perceptions of disability were largely defined by the earlier environmental discourses, whereas the understanding of the environment was very similar to how ableism in that era viewed people with disabilities. It thus adumbrates the tight and intricate linkage between disability and the environment.
About the editor: Tatiana Prorokova is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna, Austria. Her current project examines representations of the environment and climate change in fiction since the Industrial Revolution. She holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Marburg, Germany. She was an Ebeling Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society (2018) and a Visiting Scholar at the University of South Alabama, USA (2016). She is the author of Docu-Fictions of War: U.S. Interventionism in Film and Literature (University of Nebraska Press, 2019) and a coeditor of Cultures of War in Graphic Novels: Violence, Trauma, and Memory (Rutgers University Press, 2018).