Gender and Ethnography Conference Calls

Just a quick heads up for those who have not seen these calls yet: There's an interesting-sounding ethnography conference at University of Jyväskylä in February, and the 2018 Finnish Gender Studies Conference takes place in Turku already in November with the theme "Trans in Transit". Check the embedded links if these are of interest to … Continue reading Gender and Ethnography Conference Calls


Toxic Embodiment: New Webinar Call!

Good news for a change: There's finally a new EASLCE webinar! It's already quite soon, on August 25th, at 10:30-12:00 CEST, so hurry up and register! This one took a while to set up, but now those interested in new ecocritical issues can join the new webinar here. To sign up, you only need a gmail account … Continue reading Toxic Embodiment: New Webinar Call!

A New Academic Year, Summer Reading, and Conference News

It continues to be hot as hell outside and I'm still wearing flip flops to work, but the summer's finally getting to its end and another academic year has started. It hasn't been a good summer. I've had all the time in the world to work but haven't got much done. It's been too hot … Continue reading A New Academic Year, Summer Reading, and Conference News

Back at JYU Plus Empirical Ecocriticism

This June has seemed to fly by but just wanted to write a very quick update post. A couple of weeks ago I again spent a few days at University of Jyväskylä to attend a seminar and a "development day". It was good visiting JYU again to see my colleagues there. The trip turned out … Continue reading Back at JYU Plus Empirical Ecocriticism

Job Application Update

This spring, I applied for three different teaching posts at the universities of Jyväskylä and Vaasa. I mentioned that in this blog, too, so thought I'd just announce the end result here, too. So, long story short, I didn't get a job this time. This is not such bad news as it may sound, as … Continue reading Job Application Update

CfP: Masculinities Studies Conference in August at JYU

We now take another quick break for advertising: The Finnish masculinities studies society SUMS arranges a one-day conference/seminar on critical studies on men and masculinities at University of Jyväskylä in August. I have attended this happening in 2015 (at U of Helsinki) and 2016 (at U of Tampere), and last year attended the Finnish gender … Continue reading CfP: Masculinities Studies Conference in August at JYU

EHI: Remote Lecture Series

I've been a lazy blogging boy lately but thought I'd just write a quick little post advertising a cool lecture series arranged by EHI (the Environmental Humanities Initiative): CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, a NEARLY CARBON-NEUTRAL REMOTE LECTURE SERIES. Invited lecturers include such famous ecocritics as my former professor, Serpil Oppermann, and Kate Rigby, plus a … Continue reading EHI: Remote Lecture Series