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

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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*

Cool Calls

I'm busily putting the final touches, as suggested by a journal reviewer, to a paper I've been working ages on. And, I'm also trying to find time to comment on my students' essay drafts. But, in the midst of all this, I thought I'd just quickly advertise a few cool CfPs (Call for Papers) and CfAs (Call for … Continue reading Cool Calls

Book Report: Dark Ecology by Timothy Morton

Dark ecology puts hesitation, uncertainty, irony, and thoughtfulness back into ecological thinking. The form of dark ecology is that of noir film. The noir narrator begins investigating a supposedly external situation, from a supposedly neutral point of view, only to discover that she or he is implicated in it. The point of view of the … Continue reading Book Report: Dark Ecology by Timothy Morton

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

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)