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

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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

ASLE Carbon Neutral Conference on Ecomedia Plus Eco-Horror CfP

Sorry to sit on this; I've actually known of this first Call for Abstracts for a while but forgot to advertise it. Anyway, if you're interested in ecomedia studies, check out a part of a new conference below (in italics): A troubling paradox lies at the heart of ecomedia studies: those of us who study … Continue reading ASLE Carbon Neutral Conference on Ecomedia Plus Eco-Horror CfP

New Webinar: On Ecological Immunity and Biopolitics in the Anthropocene

I'm happy to again publish the new EASLCE webinar, this time with Dr. Hannes Bergthaller, also here on extremeresearcher! The full call can be seen here. Date and Time: December 11th, 10 AM CET. Below is the main gist of it in italics: Environmentalist discourse has familiarized us with the idea that human beings are members … Continue reading New Webinar: On Ecological Immunity and Biopolitics in the Anthropocene

CfP: EASLCE Conference 2018

The Call for Papers for the 2018 EASLCE conference is now available. Feel free to spread the word. Details below. 8th Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE) Where: University of Würzburg, Germany When: September 26 -29, 2018 Local Organizer: Prof. Dr. Catrin Gersdorf, American Studies Call … Continue reading CfP: EASLCE Conference 2018

Another Webinar in the Bag!

  I'm happy to report that yesterday's EASLCE webinar with Dr Ursula Heise went well! In hindsight, it's easy to say that of course it did, why wouldn't it? The host was a high-profile and eloquent ecocritic, so I guess this was a pretty safe bet. Still, as a coordinator I do get a little … Continue reading Another Webinar in the Bag!