Migrant Ecologies

The most recent issue of ISLE recently came in the mail. They now released the "Spring" issue very quickly after the previous "Winter" issue so maybe they're soon getting rid of their backlog. Anyway, just wanted to say a couple of quick words about this because I thought the issue has an interesting "Special Cluster" [...]

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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 [...]

Some Goog Bloggin’

No, I'm not talking about my own blogging. I wish. Just wanted to recommend a few things from the blogosphere that I've read recently. Shit Academics Say spread Alison Coil's article in Wired on gender bias in research. Turns out male scientists have a hard time accepting the existence of gender bias in their own, [...]

Men and Nature: Hegemonic Masculinities and Environmental Change

Geez I'm working with a fashionable topic! Credit: threedeepmarketing.com The Rachel Carson Center, one of the epicenters of ecocriticism in Europe, just published their newest Perspectives issue, which focuses on men and nature. The issue contains a Foreword by THE masculinities scholar Raewyn Connell, and an interesting Introduction, too. Credit: Rachel Carson Center. I'm so [...]

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 [...]

Activism and Ecocriticism

I finally got around to reading the recent issue of ISLE*. As usual, there were a couple of interesting articles in it and I found it especially interesting, considering the kind of times we're living in, that the contents were fairly openly political and activist-oriented. As I've discussed before, ecocriticism is an inherently political field [...]