This is a call for papers for a session at the Institute of Australian Geographers annual conference, University of Wollongong, 3rd-6th July 2011.
Rivers are the focus of cultural practice and intense political debate. This session is concerned with the cultures and politics of rivers, and the stories we tell about them. We invite papers that examine rivers and river stories from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives, including field, archival, and theoretical approaches from geography, history, politics and cultural studies, among others. Of particular interest is how the cultures and politics of rivers are shaped by climate change and climate change discourse. Papers may address a specific part or multiple aspects of the session theme. Please submit your abstract directly, via email, to the session organisers, Dr Leah Gibbs (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Emily O’Gorman (email@example.com) by March 1.