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Subject: CFP: Nature Loving
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2004 11:58:02 -0400


The online journal Invisible Culture
<> is seeking
papers for an upcoming issue on the theme of nature loving. 

The issue will emphasize the relations between nature and love. Awash
in a culture of Disney animation, weather porn, interspecies family
albums and eco-tourism, we ask: How is nature produced and consumed
with love? How is nature used to produce and consume love? What does
it mean to be intimate with nature? Under what conditions and by what
means it is possible, desirable or obligatory to get close to natural
worlds? And what happens when we do? 

Following Raymond Williams’ premise that “the idea of nature contains
an extraordinary amount of human history,” the issue will consider
nature’s multiple meanings and uses in modernity. Nature, here, is
understood as a collection of artifacts jointly constructed through
cultural values, organic life and visual practices. 

Topics for papers might include: Nature, sexuality and gender; Nature
and nationalism; Nature photography, film and television; Nature
display and aesthetics; Nature and discipline; Wild, urban and
domestic natures; Representation in the life sciences;
Environmentalisms; Anthropomorphisms; Particular species and their

The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2004. Papers should be
2500 to 6000 words in length. Please email inquiries to Peter Hobbs
( or Lisa Uddin (
Submissions can be made electronically in Microsoft Word as an
attachment to either address, or as hard copies to: Invisible Culture,
Attn: Peter Hobbs and Lisa Uddin, 424 Morey Hall, University of
Rochester, Rochester NY, 14627. 


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