Wet feet? Flooding, resilience and the climate crisis 2021 Conference

Country: United Kingdom

City: Online

Abstr. due: 15.01.2021

Dates: 19.05.21 — 19.05.21

Area Of Sciences: Ecology; Geography;

Organizing comittee e-mail: g.curto@sheffield.ac.uk

Organizers: Sheffield Water Centre, The University of Sheffield


The conference organisers Gemma Curto (PhD student, English Literature) and Juliet de Little (PhD student, Urban Studies) herewith call for proposals for papers engaging with our main theme of conceptualisations of flooding; including flood resilience and impacts of climate change on flooding and water flow. This includes: how floods are depicted in contemporary narratives in a variety of forms and media as means as reflecting climate change; how social practices, policy and governance influence and shape flooding as well as our responses to them. Wet feet? Fooding, resilience and the climate crisis will take an interdisciplinary approach to the aforementioned theme in societies and academia; encouraging applications from interested and wide-ranging backgrounds. The conference will be held on 19 May 2021, with ongoing access to posted papers during the week of the 17th of May 2021. It will be held online, with more details to follow.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

■ Resilience and recovery, equality and inequality in contemporary flood stories

■ Contemporary depictions of climate crisis floods

■ Ideas of guilt, human agency and retribution transmitted by floods

■ The relationship between human and nonhuman animals in an environmental disaster

■ Climate change impacts and companion animals in shared urban futures

■ Living with flood risk and flooding

■ ‘Watery’ policies

■ Landscapes of change: eco-catastrophe, rewilding and restoration after floodings

■ Sustainable management of water resources

■ Climate justice, politics and activism. Building a national, grassroots movement

■ Flood resilience and adaptation measures

Conference Web-Site: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2020/11/23/cfp-wet-feet-flooding-resilience-and-the-climate-crisis-online-conference