Cli-Fi and Geophilia/phobia

I spent the past couple of weeks engrossed in N.K. Jemisin's The Broken Earth Trilogy. I wasn't familiar with Jemisin's work before but thanks to this handy, although Anglo-American-centric list of good cli-fi (climate fiction) reading, that's how I've spent my free time lately. "N.K. Jemisin wins best novel at Hugo Awards." Credit: CBC. I … Continue reading Cli-Fi and Geophilia/phobia

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2018 and 2019 Blogging and News

Extremeresearcher is now three years (and four days) old! Time sure flies... In 2018, I didn't quite reach my goal (what's new, eh?) of getting up to 100 total posts but I did manage to write 18 new posts, so 1.5 per month. I'm OK with that, since the principle has from the outset been … Continue reading 2018 and 2019 Blogging and News

Book Plug! Ecological Masculinities!

Ha, I couldn't resist taking a short fun break from article writing for a quick plug of this recent book that not only directly speaks to my own research but also mentions that research in a blushingly positive way: Ecological Masculinities by Martin Hultman and Paul Pulé: Credit: Routledge. I haven't got my hands physically … Continue reading Book Plug! Ecological Masculinities!

EASLCE 2018 Conference Report

The 8th biennial EASLCE (European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and Environment) conference in Würzburg, Germany, is now over but the memories remain. I had pretty high expectations for the conference but it turned out to be even better than I expected. Below is a report on my conference experience, divided into six … Continue reading EASLCE 2018 Conference Report

EASLCE Webinar Summaries and Upcoming Conference

I'm off to Germany tomorrow for the 8th biennial EASLCE (European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and Environment) conference in Würzburg. I'm looking forward to it, as it's my first proper ecocritical conference, and I expect to see many familiar faces there and learn lots of new stuff, too. The German language is … Continue reading EASLCE Webinar Summaries and Upcoming Conference

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