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‘Green Humanities’ Journal Publishes Inaugural Issue

2015 March 14

A new journal of environmental humanities, Green Humanities, has just published its first issue (and one of the first articles in the first issue is focused on a media text!). Looks like yet another terrific venue for ecomedia scholars to inhabit and help flourish. Congrats!

A CFP for the second issue is now available on the journal’s website. We’ve also added them to our blogroll.

Here is the journal mission statement:vol1cover

Newspaper headlines and political discourse habituate us to alarming news about the intensifying dangers of global warming, hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking,’ rising sea levels, and greenhouse gases. All too often, we become over-reliant on data-driven scientific approaches to the natural world at the expense of humanistic discourse. There has been a perceived schism between the humanities, seemingly on the sidelines or in an ivory tower, while the natural sciences frequently take the public spotlight and are thought to lead on environmental issues. We at Green Humanities believe in the power of the humanities–a book, a poem or a work of art for example—to influence public opinion and inspire engagement with ecological issues and causes. Green Humanities aims to place the humanities on the frontlines not only of cutting edge eco-criticism, but also of the environmental debates that will shape and determine our very world. We envision varied collaborations and juxtapositions of scholarship within the humanities as well as environmental sciences and related fields–all with the overarching goal of coaxing our global society toward a more sustainable future.



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