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 [...]

EASLCE Webinar on Ecophobia

I'm glad to announce the new EASLCE (The European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and the Environment) webinar also here on extremeresearcher. The webinar is hosted by prominent ecocritic Simon Estok and will take place on 20 May. I first got acquainted with Simon Estok's work and his ecophobia concept during my course [...]

The Waiting Game

Well I ain't waiting for Godot but it seems like that's about the only thing missing from the waiting list. In no particular order: I sent an article manuscript to a prominent ecocritical journal early this year but last I checked, its status has not changed, meaning it has not even been looked at by [...]

Progressing Along

So, I'm back from another trip up north and have settled back in the familiar work rhythm. This post will be another progress report where I quickishly discuss the recent goings-on. I once again attended the Abisko Ice Climbing Festival in Arctic Sweden. I've already collected most of the ethnographic data that I'll need for the [...]

Turkey Diaries: Part VII (“Networking Networks”)

It's now only about ten days until I'm going home. The last weeks here in Turkey have been pretty busy as we're wrapping up the course on Culture and the Environment. We'll have our last actual class on Monday and a week from that it's the final exam and deadline for our term papers. Then, [...]