Life In the Top 5%

"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%

Busy Weeks

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

New Book Review Out

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

Turkey Diaries: Part Dört*

I'm super busy right now. Which is good. I have a ton of reading to do, and I have to do it all before leaving for a combined business/pleasure trip to the famous rock climbing destination of Geyikbayiri early on Tuesday morning. I'm obviously really looking forward to going but also a little stressed because … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part Dört*

Turkey Diaries: Part 33 1/3*

Today, it is the fifth of November and I feel like a mad scientist. Mad in two ways, actually. First, kinda mad because the government of the country that I'm staying at decided yesterday to try to hush the arrests of opposition politicians by trying to block social media access. I've been very happy with my stay here … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part 33 1/3*

What’s Up with Men: SUMS 2016

I spent last week's Friday at the University of Tampere. The reason was that they hosted this year's Miestutkimuspäivät (conference on [critical*] studies on men and masculinities) and I presented a paper there. The event was organized by SUMS (the Finnish society for men's studies). The day was an interesting and fun one. Topics were … Continue reading What’s Up with Men: SUMS 2016

Open Access Cutting Edge Environmental Research and an Update on SUMS 2016

This blog post disseminates some current research news. First, Bloomsbury has started a very cool new book project that includes offering interested readers free, open source access to current, top-level ecocritical/environmental humanities research: Here's a link to the free stuff. I personally think this is great, and can't wait to read these books. Also, it … Continue reading Open Access Cutting Edge Environmental Research and an Update on SUMS 2016