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

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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!)

CfP: EASLCE Conference 2018

The Call for Papers for the 2018 EASLCE conference is now available. Feel free to spread the word. Details below. 8th Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE) Where: University of Würzburg, Germany When: September 26 -29, 2018 Local Organizer: Prof. Dr. Catrin Gersdorf, American Studies Call … Continue reading CfP: EASLCE Conference 2018

Ecophobia Revisited

The summary of the successful ecophobia webinar with Dr. Simon Estok this past spring is finally available on the EASLCE website here. The summary was mostly written by my colleague with whom I coordinated the webinar. I took the liberty of also posting the summary here, so here you go: Summary On May 22nd 2017 … Continue reading Ecophobia Revisited

EASLCE Webinar on Ecophobia

I'm glad to announce the new EASLCE (The European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and the Environment) webinar also here on extremeresearcher. The webinar is hosted by prominent ecocritic Simon Estok and will take place on 20 May. I first got acquainted with Simon Estok's work and his ecophobia concept during my course … Continue reading EASLCE Webinar on Ecophobia