Monthly Archives: August 2011

CFP: Thinking Nature Vol. II – Aesthetics

The following is a courtesy posting for a journal you should all be reading (and not just because I’ve published a piece in the first volume):

For the second issue of Thinking Nature we are seeking papers which address the relation between nature and aesthetics. Writing on and about nature whether theoretical or not often relies on the aesthetic as a means of highlighting nature’s importance and the importance of ecological politics, activism, and living. For this issue we are seeking speculative and experimental approaches to the opportunity and problem of aesthetics as it crosses nature, the natural, and ecology.

Possible Topics:

Environmental Aesthetics
The relation of the sublime to nature and aesthetics
The importance of the visual for ecology/ecological critique
Anthrocentrism and Aesthetics or Aesthetics of the Inhuman
Aesthetics and the natural/artificial relation
Sentience and Aesthetics/Cognitive models and Aesthetics of Nature
Non-Visible Nature and Aesthetics

We are asking for completed manuscripts (in rough draft form or better) of 5,000 – 8,000 words with Chicago style references (footnotes and not endnotes).

We are also interested in art pieces, either single pieces or a small collection, either written, visual, or other.

The Deadline for submissions is January 31st, 2012.

Please email submissions to or

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CFP: Speculations Vol. III

Speculations, a journal for speculative realist thought, invites submissions for its third volume. Speculations is an open-access and peer-reviewed journal seeking to provide a forum for the exploration of speculative realism and post-continental philosophy. Our aim is to facilitate discussion about ongoing developments within and around the emerging continental realisms. We accept short position papers, full length articles and book reviews.

Our aim in the third volume is to open up the problem of speculation as it pertains to areas as diverse as theology, politics, and queer theory. Papers addressing any of these three specific topics will be addressed in special sections of issue alongside our more traditional non-thematic articles.

Potential authors should make sure to go through the ‘Submission Checklist’ before submitting which can be found at:

Articles should be no longer than 8,000 words and follow the Chicago Manual of Style (

The deadline for submission is January, 8th 2012.
Submissions can be sent to

Paul J. Ennis, University College, Dublin
Michael Austin, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Fabio Gironi, Cardiff University
Thomas Gokey, Syracuse University
Robert Jackson, University of Plymouth

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