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Environmental Humanities
Call for Book Series
Cape Comorin Pubisher, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India

The Cape Comorin Publisher’s Environmental Humanities Series seeks to engage with contemporary environmental challenges through  the `various  lenses  of  the humanities.  The  aim  is  to  explore  the  disciplines  of  ecocriticism  into  comparative literature (American, European, Indian Literature (19th-21st c.), ecofeminism, ecopoetics, eco-/bio-art, ecopsychology, ecoaesthetics,       ecomaterialism, environmental communication, environmental history, ecophenomenology, energy and natural sources, petrocultures etc.
The series is premised on the notion that the arts, humanities, and social sciences, integrated with the natural sciences. The environmental humanities are a multidimensional discipline encompassing such fields as anthropology, history, literature, theory, media studies, philosophy, psychology, religion, sociology, women’s and gender studies etc. Thus, we are eager to receive book proposals that explicitly cross traditional disciplinary boundaries, bringing the full force of multiple perspectives to illuminate variable environmental topics. We favor manuscripts aimed at an international readership and written in a lively and accessible style. Our authors include scholars and students from across the span of environmental studies disciplines.

The site of the Press is
Please submit papers to:,
No Publication Charges
Language: English language only.

Editor in Chief: Nikoleta Zampaki, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece,

Managing Editor: R. S. Regin Silvest, PhD, Director, Cape Comorin Publisher Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India
Email:, Mobile: +91 9442818648

International Editorial Board of the Series

  • Ruzbeh Babaee, PhD, Adjunct, University of Southampton, United Kingdom.Erik Juergensmeyer, Professor of English, Fort Lewis College, Durango CO, U.S.A.
  • Rajaraman, PhD, Professor, Department of English, Department of English, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu, India
  • Paul Lindholdt, Professor of English, Eastern Washington University, U.S.A Morve Roshan, PhD, Southwest University, China and Bangor University, UK
  • Jeffrey B. Webb, Professor of History, Department of History & Political Science, Huntington University, U.S.A.
  • Kannadhasan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India
  • Shubhra Jamwal, PhD, Assistant Professor, Government College of Education Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir (UT), India
  • Graham Harman, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
  • Laura op de Beke, Doctoral fellow, Institute for Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, Oslo University, Norway

International Advisory Board of the Series

  • Margaret Anne Clarke, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Portuguese, University of Portsmouth, UK and Professor at Open University, UK
  • Greg Clingham, Professor of English. Director of the University Press 1999-2018, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, U.S.A.
  • Jeff Diamanti, Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities (Literary and Cultural Analysis/ Philosophy), University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Teresa Heffernan, Professor of English Language and Literature, Department of English Language and Literature, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada
  • Serenella Iovino, Professor of Italian Studies and Environmental Humanities. Advisor for Italian Graduate Studies, Department of Romance Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, U.S.A.
  • Serpil    Oppermann,    Professor   of   Environmental    Humanities.    Director   of   Environmental Humanities Center, Cappadocia University, Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey
  • Lucille Lang Day, PhD, Founder and Director, Scarlet Tanager Books, Oakland, CA, U.S.A.
  • Tina-Karen Pusse, PhD, Lecturer at NUI Galway. Head of School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, NUI Galway, Ireland.
  • Max Ryynänen, Senior Lecturer in Theory of Visual Culture, Aalto University, Finland.
  • Heather Sullivan, Professor of German and Comparative Literature. Vice President of North Ameri- can  Goethe  Society  (2019-2021).  ASLE  Professional  Liaison  Coordinator.  ASLE  Chair  of  Grants Committee: Translation / Subvention. President of Modern Langs and Lits,
  • Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Jüri Talvet, Chaired Professor of World / Comparative Literature of the Institute of Cultural Research of the University of Tartu, Estonia.
  • Hubert Zapf, Professor of American Studies, University of Augsburg, Germany.

Managing Editors

  • R. S. Regin Silvest, PhD, Director, Cape Comorin Publisher, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India, Email: capecomorinpublisher@gmaicom, Mobile: +91 9442818648
  • L. Aara Mithilee, Assistant Professor, Department of English, White Memorial College of Arts and Science for Women, Panachamoodu, Kerala, India

(posted 22 June 2020)

Ecomusicology: Sounding Board
Contributions are invited to Ecomusicology’s Sounding Board section

Deeply interdisciplinary, the field of ecomusicology is a branch of study exploring the various and complex nexus between people, nature and sounds. Ecomusicologists can come from the fields of composition, acoustic ecology, bio-acoustics, ethnomusicology, historical musicology, biology as well as ecocriticism, biosemiotics, ecosemiotics, phenomenology.

Ethnomusicology Review would like to invite you to share perspectives from your research for our online platform “Sounding Board.” Texts on any of the following subjects are welcome:

  • Music and Climate Change
  • Music in the Age of Anthropocene
  • -ost humanities and sounds /music / acoustic patterns
  • DNA / Metabolic / Transgenetic poetics and sounds
  • Music in or about Landscapes
  • Natural Sounds, acoustic ecology, bio-acoustics
  • Music and/in Environment
  • Music and/ in Place or Space
  • Music and ecosemiotics / biosemiotics
  • Music and Robotic Poetics
  • Music and phenomenology / eco phenomenology
  • The death of music or an era after music

Additionally, if you have any other project, conference paper, or unpublished work dealing with issues surrounding ecomusicology, feel free to reach out!

Please contact Nikoleta Zampaki, at if you wish to contribute or have any questions. Sounding Board is an informal, yet academically focused online platform to discuss research, ideas, and other issues related to the fields of musicology and ethnomusicology.

(posted 2 June 2020)

Anglo-Iberian Studies

Anglo-Iberian Studies is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed book series that aims to showcase innovative research in the interdisciplinary field of Anglo-Iberian Studies.

The collection provides a platform for comparative and critical scholarly work on historical, artistic, literary, cultural, scientific, commercial and religious relations between Portugal and Great Britain, Europe’s oldest allies (Anglo-Portuguese Studies), and between Spain and Great Britain (Anglo-Spanish Studies).

The aim of the collection is to foreground areas of multidisciplinary connections between the Iberian Peninsula and Great Britain, as well as between Portuguese- Spanish- and English-speaking communities all over the world.

We welcome proposals from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The series publishes book in English, Portuguese and Spanish. We are especially interested in work that brings new intellectual impetus to recognized research areas.

Do not hesitate to contact either of us ( or if you have any questions at all. We look forward to reading all your proposals!

(posted 7 November 2019)

“Ecocritical Theory and Practice” book series

“Ecocritical Theory and Practice” (Lexington Books, imprint of Rowman & Littlefield) highlights innovative scholarship at the interface of literary/cultural studies and the environment, seeking to foster an ongoing dialogue between academics and environmental activists. Works that explore environmental issues through literatures, oral traditions, and cultural/media practices around the world are welcome. The series features books by established ecocritics that examine the intersection of theory and practice, including both monographs and edited volumes. Proposals are invited in the range of topics covered by ecocriticism, including but not limited to works informed by cross-cultural and transnational approaches; postcolonial studies; ecofeminism; ecospirituality, ecotheology, and religious studies; film/media and visual cultural studies; environmental aesthetics and arts; ecopoetics; and animal studies.

Contact person: Julia Tofantšuk, Tallinn University, Estonia

(posted 23 December 2016)

The Journal of Cultural Mediation

The Journal of Cultural Mediation of the SSML Fondazione Villaggio dei Ragazzi “don Salvatore d’Angelo” focuses on the role of culture in perceiving and translating reality. The aim of this Journal is to promote research in communication, especially by investigating language, languages, cultural models, mediation and interculturality, welcoming contributions focussing on cultural mediation in modern society.
In particular manuscripts should concern:
– The role of the cultural mediator
– Linguistic/cultural mediation teaching methodologies
– Cultural mediation and identity
– Linguistic mediation in specialized discourse
– Analysis of text translations
– Quality interpreting – Interpreting as cultural mediation
– Professionalization and professional issues of interpreters
– Interdisciplinarity within Interpreting Studies
– Teaching methodologies in interpreter training
– Research on any aspect of interpreting in any research paradigm (including cognitive science, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, anthropology, semiotics, comparative cultural studies, cross-cultural communication, etc.)

All papers submitted to The Journal of Cultural Mediation should be original, neither having been previously published nor being considered elsewhere at the time of submission.
Papers can be written in Italian, English, French, Spanish or German, they should not exceed 6000 words and should be preceded by an abstract of 200-250 words. If the language of the paper is not English, please include a translation of the abstract in English as well. At the head of your abstract please indicate the title of the proposal, the name of the author/s, affiliation and email address. Please include five to six keywords.
The editor will select contributions for each issue and notify authors of acceptance or otherwise according to the dates below.
Authors wishing to contribute to the Journal of Cultural Mediation are welcome to submit their abstracts as email attachments to:

For further information, contributors are encouraged to read the guidelines of the journal, given on our website:

(posted 16 February 2012)

The Brontës and the Idea of Influence
A thematic dossier in the “Writers, writings” section of LISA e-journal

In March 2007, Stevie Davies, Patricia Duncker and Michele Roberts gathered around Patsy Stoneman at Haworth in Yorkshire to talk about the influence that the Brontës had had on their evolutions as authors, and more generally, about the source of inspiration that the most famous family of writers in England could represent. Patsy Stoneman had already tackled the topic by publishing a book entitled The Brontë Influence in 2004 with the help of Charmian Knight. The issue of LISA e-journal “Re-Writing Jane Eyre: Jane Eyre, Past and Present” is further evidence of Charlotte Brontë’s influence on the writers of the following decades or centuries. So far, these studies have been quite limited and this field of research, “the Brontë influence”, offers a wide range of possible developments.
Moreover, if the four authors’ poetry and novels have already been the object of numerous studies, there is much left to write about the influences which were exerted on the Brontës, whether religious, literary, philosophical or cultural. Taking account of the context of  a work is often a good way of understanding the issues underlying a text: the path taken by the Brontës, their journeys, their stays abroad, the books they read, etc. could prove to be very enlightening. Besides these external factors, one could also consider the interactions between the three sisters, who wrote in the same room and who read passages from their works aloud.
A final aspect to identify and study could be the influences which are exerted within the Brontës’ works themselves. How can one account for the progress of the heroes and heroines? How is the influence that characters have on one another expressed? What role does nature play in the destiny of characters? Which other elements intervene in the novels?

This dossier devoted to the Brontës intends to analyse the works through the perspective of influence and three different fields of research can thus be considered:
–    influences on the Brontës
–    the idea of influence in the Brontës’ works
–    the Brontë influence on the writers of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Please send your proposals (one A4 page maximum) to Dr. Élise Ouvrard
Accepted articles will be published in the thematic dossier “The Brontës and the Idea of Influence” on the website of LISA e-journal:

(posted 10 January 2008, updated 3 November 2010)

Controversy: Literary Studies and Ethics
JLT-Journal of Literary Theory online

Submissions are continuously accepted.
Are literary scholars and critics supposed to voice their view on normative questions within their academic writings? How far should world views, political opinions and evaluations enter into the scholarly and critical work with literary texts? Is it even possible to exclude such judgements from literary studies? How and why do different traditions of literary studies treat these problems divergently?
Submissions are expected to refer to previous contributions to this controversy by Peter J. Rabinowitz and Marshall W. Gregory, which can be found at and at
Please contact the editorial office for further details at

(posted 10 February 2011)