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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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

At the Movies Again: Cli-fi on Film (and Paper)

"The presumption of social media is that even the tiniest subjective micronarrative is worthy not only of private notation, as in a diary, but of sharing with other people." Jonathan Franzen in The Guardian So, extremeresearcher went to the movies and had to write a whole blog post about it, eh? Yep, so here goes. … Continue reading At the Movies Again: Cli-fi on Film (and Paper)

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

Book Report: A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

I have a confession to make, and I hope it doesn't destroy my budding career as an ecocritic: until a couple weeks ago I hadn't read Aldo Leopold's mega classic A Sand County Almanac. I know: Credit: imgflip.com Now, before you go summoning the execution squad, I should say in my defense that this was … Continue reading Book Report: A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

New Issue of Ecozon@ (and Bonus: More Navel-Gazing!)

The new issue of EASLCE's online journal, Ecozon@, is now out. Or, has probably been for a while. I've just been too busy to pay attention. I should actually be writing the second draft of my book chapter manuscript but I'm procrastinating and reading new research and writing on the blog instead. In my defense, … Continue reading New Issue of Ecozon@ (and Bonus: More Navel-Gazing!)