UF Online Symposium: Global-Cultural Environmental Justice—Transdisciplinary and Transcultural Perspectives
G-Cultural Environmental Justice Poetry Slam
With introductory remarks by Britta Salecker, Vice Consul, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, on behalf of the co-sponsorship of this Symposium and Poetry Slam on the part of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Washington D.C.
What does Global-Cultural Environmental Justice mean to you? How might it be imagined? What might it concern specifically? How might we work in its direction with our language and actions? How might we actually go about making it?
The above questions are intended only to provide a general thematic orientation, not to constrain the creative process. The goal is to interconnect your concerns about what is going on with our environment—whatever these might be—with poetic language and/as concrete action in the form of a video of its performance.
Your poetry can be in verse or free-form, recited or put to music and sung. Video-record yourself with your phone or webcam as if you were on a stage and the phone or webcam were your microphone. You can dress up your background(s) as your “stage” however you might like (for example https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/210707503-Virtual-Background), not at all, or have a natural background(s).
Your video-taped Poetry-Slam performance should not exceed 5-minutes. A submission consists of a poetic text in one or more languages (depending on category; see below) and a URL link to the video performance of it.
A submission consists of a poetic text in one or more languages (depending on category; see below) and a URL link to the video performance of it. Submissions will be accepted in the following categories:
- One $200 Prize for Best Individual UF Effort in a Single Language.
- One $300 Prize for Best Collaborative UF Effort in a Single Language.
- One $200 Prize for Best Individual UF Effort in Multiple Languages.
- One $300 Prize for Best Collaborative UF Effort in Multiple Languages.
- Two $250 Prizes for Best Collaborative Efforts in a Single Language or in Multiple Languages from a Florida Public Secondary School.
- Four $100 Prizes for Best Individual or Collaborative UF Efforts involving the Recitation of Existing Poetry involving Environmental Justice in any Language(s).
Recitations in ancient and medieval languages are also welcome but need to be accompanied by English renderings, pertinent bibliographical information, and information on historical and cultural context(s) either as part of the submission recording or as a text accompanying it.
We hope to receive submissions in as many different languages as possible, modern, medieval, ancient. If you plan on using a less common language, please be in touch in advance with the organizers to make sure it can be considered, as we will not be able to consider submissions in languages for which we are unable to obtain assessments within a constrained timeframe.
Prize winners will be announced and appear at the livestreamed Online Slam Event on November 9, 2020 (event program and link will be posted here soon). Their poetry will be posted on the SONGS website.
Disbursement of Prizes will be managed by the CLAS Research Office through the student financials system. Contact symposium organizers Terry Harpold email@example.com or Will Hasty firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Click link to attend this webinar: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/92309324463
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
UF's Imagining Climate Change Initiative
UF's Sustainable Online Network for Global Cultural Studies