Southern Spaces (https://southernspaces.org/), a peer-reviewed online academic journal, invites proposals for essays, photo essays, original short documentaries, and multimedia projects about the natural and built environments of the U.S. South and their global connections. We encourage submissions that combine innovative scholarship and analysis with ideas for digital media elements such as images, maps, audio, or video.
|Jason Francisco, Nature preserve, former quarry, Arabia Mountain, Georgia, 2010.|
For this series, Southern Spaces will publish multimedia pieces that engage environmental themes in the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies. Article topics might include environmental justice, environmental racism, agroecology, landscape architecture, eco-literature, ecological historic preservation, sustainability, biodiversity, foodways, activism, eco-feminism, deep ecology, environmental law, ethical consumerism, corporate environmental policy, environmental ethics, spirituality and religion, or public health.
Articles may focus on cultures, particular persons, places, industries, or events, or, they may compare the treatment of ideas or images across several works, genres, or decades. Selections should engage with space and place, either through specific geographical sites or imagined geographies related to the U.S. South.
All proposals should be sent to Series Editors Sarah Melton and Ellen Spears by January 31, 2011. Please contact us with ideas, questions, or concerns. We are glad to discuss proposed topics and multimedia possibilities before proposals are formally submitted. Submissions proposed on or before January 31 will be considered for fall 2011 publication as part of the Landscapes and Ecologies of the U.S. South series.
Brian Gauvin, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2005.
400-600 word proposals should include:
- a description of the major ideas, arguments, and sources for the project
- the estimated word length of project text
- a list of media (photo, audio, video) components
- a brief statement about why this work is a strong fit for this series
Earl Dotter, Environmental activist volunteers, Raleigh County, West Virginia, 2005. From Coalfield Generations: Health, Mining and the Environment.
Southern Spaces editors will work with authors, photographers, artists, and videographers in the process of producing image, sound, and video files for submissions. The Editorial Board and staff are committed to assisting scholars at varying levels of technological proficiency.
Examples of previously published work in the field of environmental studies include:
Shirley Stewart Burns, Mountaintop Removal in Central Appalachia
David Wharton, Constructed Views: New Meets Old in Mid-South Cities
Complete list of Environmental Studies pieces: