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This special issue of The Global South examines the productive tensions created by the operative phrase "and/in" when thinking, writing, and living through climate change from the perspective of the global south and/in the plantationocene. Possible topics include:

• Theoretical and hermeneutical discussions of the plantation and/or the plantationocene;
• Examinations of the effects and the rise of natural disasters in the global south through the lens of the plantationocene;
• Feminist-, queer-, decolonial-, and critical race studies-based resistances to the legacies, structures, hierarchies, and effects of the plantationocene;
• Afro-, Arab, Asian, and Latinx futurisms in film, literature, and visual art which intersect with or document the (potential) effects of the plantationocene;
• Analyses of the plantationocene, its legacies, its imaginaries, and its contemporary neo-isms (such as border factories, globalized trade, non-government organization assistance programs, privatized detention and incarceration, and plantation tourism) as these relate to the global south;
• Empire-, refugee-, and military-studies discussions of plantationocene construction or deconstruction/resistance;
• The global south plantationocene and/in the global north;
• Interdisciplinary and comparative analyses of the plantationocene;
• Architectural legacies of monoculture crops and their profits;
• Ecological, animal studies, disability, medical studies, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies approaches to this topic; and
• Investigations of the erasures of indigenous peoples through the plantationocene.

This issue is slated for publication in Spring 2023, so contributors will have a calendar year to draft their complete 7,000-10,000-word essays. Please send abstracts of up to 500 words (in MLA style) and a 100-word biographical statement to guest editors Isadora Wagner and Natalie Aikens, at and, by August 21, 2020.

Conference Location: Oxford, United States
Conference Starts: August 21, 2020
Conference Ends: August 21, 2020

CFP Submission Deadline: August 21, 2020

For more information, contact: Isadora Wagner