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 [...]

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 [...]

The Waiting Game

Well I ain't waiting for Godot but it seems like that's about the only thing missing from the waiting list. In no particular order: I sent an article manuscript to a prominent ecocritical journal early this year but last I checked, its status has not changed, meaning it has not even been looked at by [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]