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 [...]

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Fall Conferencing

This almost never happens. There are two very interesting conferences in Finland this fall, and they're both on the same dates. Dammit. I wrote a few posts back about applying for the Gender Studies conference at University of Jyväskylä, and just found out that my abstract was accepted! So, I'll be heading there at the [...]

New Webinar: Narrative, Biodiversity, and Multispecies Theory

I'm very excited to announce the upcoming EASLCE webinar here on extremeresearcher! The webinar takes place already September 23, 19:30-21:00 CEST, and is hosted by Ursula Heise herself. Here's a condensed description of the webinar (in italics): At the beginning of the third millennium, humankind is confronting a mass extinction of species of a kind [...]

CfP: Gender Studies Conference at University of Jyväskylä

Just a quick heads-up for interested scholars: The University of Jyväskylä is this year's host for the annual Finnish gender studies conference, and the new CfP (Call for Papers) is out. The conference takes place in November, and the deadline for abstracts is September 7, so there's still plenty of time to submit. There are [...]

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 [...]