Preachin’ the Ecocriticism Gospel to the Young’uns

Believe in Ecocriticism, and ye shall be established; believe its prophets, and ye shall prosper! The first day of spring yesterday was a fun one. I was invited* to give a lecture on ecocriticism to a class of high schoolers at the international IB high school here in Vaasa. The idea was that since the students are right now getting ready … Continue reading Preachin’ the Ecocriticism Gospel to the Young’uns

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Stone and Resistance

While I was studying ecocriticism in Turkey, professor Oppermann introduced us to Jeffrey J. Cohen's amazing book Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman. I'm currently browsing the book again for my upcoming article on material ecocriticism and the male mountain athlete's embodied relation to nature. The book provides an absolutely fascinating look into the materiality and … Continue reading Stone and Resistance

Progressing Along

So, I'm back from another trip up north and have settled back in the familiar work rhythm. This post will be another progress report where I quickishly discuss the recent goings-on. I once again attended the Abisko Ice Climbing Festival in Arctic Sweden. I've already collected most of the ethnographic data that I'll need for the … Continue reading Progressing Along