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Activism and Ecocriticism

I finally got around to reading the recent issue of ISLE*. As usual, there were a couple of interesting articles in it and I found it especially interesting, considering the kind of times we're living in, that the contents were fairly openly political and activist-oriented. As I've discussed before, ecocriticism is an inherently political field [...]

Last Day at University of Vaasa…Well kind of

"The last days and times are surely here." - Wu-Tang Clan, Impossible So, today's the last day for me as a student at the University of Vaasa. Starting tomorrow, I'll be a Doctoral Student at the University of Jyväskylä. Those are the simple facts but in reality, things are a bit more complicated so let's [...]

Life In the Top 5%

"You're now in the top 5% of researchers on Academia by 30-day views!" I got the above email notification to my smartphone (until I get a sponsorship deal from ****e  I'll just call it a generic smartphone) this past weekend and just thought that it was kinda funny. I actually thought it was a mistake of [...]

Working-class Environmentalism

The postgraduate forum for Environment, Literature, and Culture (ELC) announced a  new CfA (Call for Applications) on their website recently. The CfA concerns the annual conference/workshop for postgraduate students working with questions related to the confluence of environmental issues and culture. This year's workshop will take place in Venice, Italy (not a bad venue) on November [...]