As I said in the previous post, I've had to concede defeat in my plan to finish most of my dissertation by the end of 2018. I was hired by the University of Jyväskylä to write my thesis and hopefully get it mostly done by new year but further required editing rounds of my article … Continue reading Back to Amateur Leagues
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!
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 … Continue reading Men and Nature: Hegemonic Masculinities and Environmental Change
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 … Continue reading Activism and Ecocriticism
"You're now in the top 5% of researchers on Academia by 30-day views!" I got the above email notification to my smartphone (until I get a sponsorship deal from ****e I'll just call it a generic smartphone) this past weekend and just thought that it was kinda funny. I actually thought it was a mistake of … Continue reading Life In the Top 5%
It's been a busy couple of weeks. I wrote a bit of a negative post a while back about things being so uncertain and having to just wait for stuff to happen, but luckily there's been lots of movement on that front lately. First, the EASLCE webinar on ecophobia took place last weekend and I'm happy … Continue reading Busy Weeks
This winter I wrote a book review essay of Hubert Zapf's excellent new book Literature as Cultural Ecology. Zapf is an important figure within current ecocritical scholarship, and it was an honor to be asked to review his newest book. Writing a three or four page essay isn't of course as big of a deal as … Continue reading New Book Review Out