Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language

About This Journal

The International Centre for Landscape and Language (ICLL) brings together and gives prominence to the significant expertise at Edith Cowan University, combined with national and international collaborative partners. The priority for the Centre is to promote research, teaching, scholarship and creative activity in all aspects of the interrelationship between landscape and language. The latter describes all communicative forms, verbal and non-verbal. The ICLL publishes an e-journal as well as other publications and distributes a monthly newsletter. It organises colloquia and conferences on the theme of landscape, such as the international conference On the Beach in 2004 and On Water in 2010. A significant innovation are the W.I.L.D. courses (Writing in Landscapes Down-under), which provided two field-based study units for international students during the mid-year break. The W.I.L.D. courses are currently under re-development.

The executive of the Centre is currently made up of the director, Glen Phillips, and principals Andrew Taylor, John Kinsella and Hugo Bekle. The operations of the Centre are supported by the ICLL Advisory Panel.

Landscapes welcomes submissions of scholarly articles, reviews and creative works on all aspects of the interrelationship between landscape and language, with a particular interest in ecocritical approaches. Reviews of books, notices of book launches, exhibitions and other events such as conferences and symposia are invited. We accept creative works including short stories, poems, images and sound files. Scholarly articles will normally be 3000 – 7000 words; book reviews should usually comprise 600 – 800 words. The journal is published twice yearly. Submissions for Landscapes are accepted at any time throughout the year.

All submissions to Landscapes, including creative works, are refereed. The refereeing process may take up to 3 months. According to the interdisciplinary nature of the journal, our referees come from different disciplines.