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

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A New Academic Year, Summer Reading, and Conference News

It continues to be hot as hell outside and I'm still wearing flip flops to work, but the summer's finally getting to its end and another academic year has started. It hasn't been a good summer. I've had all the time in the world to work but haven't got much done. It's been too hot … Continue reading A New Academic Year, Summer Reading, and Conference News

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

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

New Webinar: On Ecological Immunity and Biopolitics in the Anthropocene

I'm happy to again publish the new EASLCE webinar, this time with Dr. Hannes Bergthaller, also here on extremeresearcher! The full call can be seen here. Date and Time: December 11th, 10 AM CET. Below is the main gist of it in italics: Environmentalist discourse has familiarized us with the idea that human beings are members … Continue reading New Webinar: On Ecological Immunity and Biopolitics in the Anthropocene

New Issue of Ecozon@ (and Bonus: More Navel-Gazing!)

The new issue of EASLCE's online journal, Ecozon@, is now out. Or, has probably been for a while. I've just been too busy to pay attention. I should actually be writing the second draft of my book chapter manuscript but I'm procrastinating and reading new research and writing on the blog instead. In my defense, … Continue reading New Issue of Ecozon@ (and Bonus: More Navel-Gazing!)