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

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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

CfP: Masculinities Studies Conference in August at JYU

We now take another quick break for advertising: The Finnish masculinities studies society SUMS arranges a one-day conference/seminar on critical studies on men and masculinities at University of Jyväskylä in August. I have attended this happening in 2015 (at U of Helsinki) and 2016 (at U of Tampere), and last year attended the Finnish gender … Continue reading CfP: Masculinities Studies Conference in August at JYU

EHI: Remote Lecture Series

I've been a lazy blogging boy lately but thought I'd just write a quick little post advertising a cool lecture series arranged by EHI (the Environmental Humanities Initiative): CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, a NEARLY CARBON-NEUTRAL REMOTE LECTURE SERIES. Invited lecturers include such famous ecocritics as my former professor, Serpil Oppermann, and Kate Rigby, plus a … Continue reading EHI: Remote Lecture Series

Acceptances, Appearances, Applications

Wheew, it's been busy times but I thought I'd write a quick little post on a couple of new turns in the PhD student life. Besides the normal busyness, I've also had some annoying personal stuff going on, but I've mostly managed to work through that normally. Anyway, first, I mentioned in the previous post … Continue reading Acceptances, Appearances, Applications

March of Progress*

It's been a busy month due to a lot of work and some personal, hmm, "stuff". I've done a little travel, too, so haven't had time to update the blog in a while. But, here's a quick recap of recent events. Back in February, I managed to send two articles "out there" in the world, … Continue reading March of Progress*