Symposium on "Haunted Nature"

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Call for Papers
September 8, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Literature, Women's & Gender History / Studies

For our symposium on “Haunted Nature” to take place at the University of Würzburg from November 8-9, 2019, we are looking for a few additional papers / work-in-progress relating to the intersection of gothic literature/culture and ecology. Research on the relation between nature and settler colonialism, land and Indigenous cosmologies, nature and Indigenous agency and resistance is of particular interest, but any related questions are welcome. Please see a longer description and the list of participants here


Please send proposals (500 words maximus exclusive of references) plus a short academic biography to and by September 8, 2019. Notice of acceptance will be given by September 15, 2019.


The symposium is organized by Sandy Alexandre (Literature Section, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Sladja Blazan (American and English Studies, University of Würzburg).