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Eco-Artivism in Oceania (Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies)

Eco-Artivism in Oceania (Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies)

Publié le par Matthieu Vernet (Source : Marine Berthiot)

Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies, 12.2

Guest editors : Paola Della Valle, Marine Berthiot, Cornelia Kaufman

Climate change is the most urgent issue of the present. Numerous studies have shown the impact of global warming on the environment and biodiversity and, especially in Oceania, on people's political status, their health, cultures and languages. The climate emergency in this region has also prompted the rise of militant artistic and literary forms, often mixing different literary genres and/or arts, drawing on modern technology and Indigenous wisdom. A special issue of the Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies will be dedicated to Eco-Artivism, a portmanteau word combining art and activism, in this case applied to environmental issues, in order to observe the connections between climate change, Oceanic arts and literatures, multilingualism, multiethnicity and multiculturalism, biodiversity and politics. For the purpose of this issue, the term 'Oceania' refers here to Pacific Islands and countries of the Pacific and Pacific Rim (including Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand). 

We welcome proposals for articles, interviews and reports to be published in this special issue of the Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies and pertaining, but not limited, to the following areas of study :

Environmental activism in poetry, fiction and drama

Environmental activism in visual arts and films

Environmental spoken word poetry and performativity

Digital/electronic/cyber activism and the environment

Scholarly environmental activism on paper

Decolonising environmental literature

Indigenous studies and the environment

Artivism, performance and resistance

Environmental postcolonial and decolonial narratives

Artivism and political institutions

Online activist and/or author communities

Ghost nets and/or digitalized islands

Refugee literature

Proposal submission:

Please send an abstract of 250 words to Paola Della Valle (at by 31 January 2024. Acceptance of proposals will be notified by mid-February 2024. Abstracts must be accompanied by a short bio, institutional affiliation and contact information. Contributions will then need to be submitted by 31 May 2024, whereupon they will be refereed. Accepted articles will appear in issue 12.2 (December 2024) of the Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies.