Book Report: Dark Ecology by Timothy Morton

Dark ecology puts hesitation, uncertainty, irony, and thoughtfulness back into ecological thinking. The form of dark ecology is that of noir film. The noir narrator begins investigating a supposedly external situation, from a supposedly neutral point of view, only to discover that she or he is implicated in it. The point of view of the … Continue reading Book Report: Dark Ecology by Timothy Morton

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Good News! Got a Job! Read All About It!

All the blogging guides that I read before starting this blog said that you should update your blog as often as possible, preferably daily. Still, I feel embarrassed to be posting for the third straight day, as I usually only post a few times per month. But, I guess the good news I have qualifies … Continue reading Good News! Got a Job! Read All About It!

It’s a Wrap: Webinar on Ecological Immunity (and Politics, Ethics, Cli-Fi, etc.) Done

Whew, we just today finished with the third EASLCE Webinar of the year! The host this time was another prominent ecocritic, Dr Hannes Bergthaller. Overall, the webinar went well in the sense that I thought that the discussion was again very interesting and beneficial to the participants. On the downside, a couple of registered participants … Continue reading It’s a Wrap: Webinar on Ecological Immunity (and Politics, Ethics, Cli-Fi, etc.) Done

Conference Report: Finnish Gender Studies Conference at University of Jyväskylä

This is a quick report of the annual Finnish Gender Studies Conference that I attended at University of Jyväskylä two weeks ago. In summary, I had a very good overnight trip, I enjoyed my time there, and felt like I got a very "rounded" and complete conference experience out of it. My own research deals … Continue reading Conference Report: Finnish Gender Studies Conference at University of Jyväskylä

Narrative, Biodiversity, and Multispecies Theory Revisited

Back in September, me and my EASLCE webinar co-organizer arranged another webinar, this time with renowned ecocritic Ursula Heise from UCLA. The webinar was a success, but due to the EASLCE website being renovated this fall, publishing the summary of the webinar took a while. Anyway, it's live now and full details can be found … Continue reading Narrative, Biodiversity, and Multispecies Theory Revisited