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

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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!

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

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

Conference Report: Finnish Gender Studies Conference at University of Jyväskylä

This is a quick report of the annual Finnish Gender Studies Conference that I attended at University of Jyväskylä two weeks ago. In summary, I had a very good overnight trip, I enjoyed my time there, and felt like I got a very "rounded" and complete conference experience out of it. My own research deals … Continue reading Conference Report: Finnish Gender Studies Conference at University of Jyväskylä

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