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Book Plug! Ecological Masculinities!

Ha, I couldn't resist taking a short fun break from article writing for a quick plug of this recent book that not only directly speaks to my own research but also mentions that research in a blushingly positive way: Ecological Masculinities by Martin Hultman and Paul Pulé: Credit: Routledge. I haven't got my hands physically … Continue reading Book Plug! Ecological Masculinities!

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EASLCE 2018 Conference Report

The 8th biennial EASLCE (European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and Environment) conference in Würzburg, Germany, is now over but the memories remain. I had pretty high expectations for the conference but it turned out to be even better than I expected. Below is a report on my conference experience, divided into six … Continue reading EASLCE 2018 Conference Report

EASLCE Webinar Summaries and Upcoming Conference

I'm off to Germany tomorrow for the 8th biennial EASLCE (European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and Environment) conference in Würzburg. I'm looking forward to it, as it's my first proper ecocritical conference, and I expect to see many familiar faces there and learn lots of new stuff, too. The German language is … Continue reading EASLCE Webinar Summaries and Upcoming Conference

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