The 7th Literary Studies Conference "Rethinking Environmental Issues through Literature, Language, Culture, and Education" 2019

Country: Indonesia

City: Yogyakarta

Abstr. due: 15.07.2019

Dates: 09.10.19 — 10.10.19

Area Of Sciences: Ecology; Humanities; Cultural science;

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Organizers: Department of English Letters Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta


Environmental destruction is a reality. Bouts of tsunami that hit Indonesia at the close of 2018 are evidence of the steadily increasing need to rescue nature from further damage. Climate change, deforestation, threats to biodiversity, land, water and air pollution and all forms of ecological crisis have affected not only people’s lives but also environmental sustainability itself. Worse still, the most affected and grieved in environmental deteriorations are the poor and vulnerable people from the poor countries whose access to survival is often denied. Such global injustices have to be addressed in a world that is gradually more selfish, ignorant and dehumanized.

Given that environmental issues encompass diverse areas and complex intertwinements of ideology, politics, economy, technology, culture and society, this year Seventh Literary Studies Conference invites scholars, writers, researchers and students to participate in this urgent call to save the earth. The theme “Rethinking Environmental Issues in Literature, Language, Culture, and Education” along with its 20 sub-themes reflects the interconnected and interdisciplinary nature of the conference. The aim is to provide a platform for sharing concerns, encountered practical challenges, solutions and innovations with which participants from various fields and disciplines gather forces to cherish Mother Nature for better sustainable future.

Topic Areas . Topics include but not limited to:

  • Environmental Crises: Construct or Reality in Post-Truth Age
  • Eco-feminism and Gender Studies
  • Theories and Practices in Ecocriticism
  • Green Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • Science Fiction and Dystopian Literature
  • Media and Film Studies
  • Post-colonial Studies
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Translation and Environment
  • Tourism and Environment
  • Religion and Environment
  • Poverty and Environmental Issues
  • Environmental Concerns and Performing Arts
  • Environment-based Education
  • Classroom Research in Environment
  • Critical Pedagogy and Environmental Awareness
  • Language Teaching and Environmental Concerns
  • Millennial Generation and Green Future
  • Global and Regional Concerns
  • Environmental Humanities in Industrial Revolution 4.0

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