Men and Nature: Hegemonic Masculinities and Environmental Change

Geez I'm working with a fashionable topic! Credit: threedeepmarketing.com The Rachel Carson Center, one of the epicenters of ecocriticism in Europe, just published their newest Perspectives issue, which focuses on men and nature. The issue contains a Foreword by THE masculinities scholar Raewyn Connell, and an interesting Introduction, too. Credit: Rachel Carson Center. I'm so … Continue reading Men and Nature: Hegemonic Masculinities and Environmental Change

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New Webinar: Narrative, Biodiversity, and Multispecies Theory

I'm very excited to announce the upcoming EASLCE webinar here on extremeresearcher! The webinar takes place already September 23, 19:30-21:00 CEST, and is hosted by Ursula Heise herself. Here's a condensed description of the webinar (in italics): At the beginning of the third millennium, humankind is confronting a mass extinction of species of a kind … Continue reading New Webinar: Narrative, Biodiversity, and Multispecies Theory

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

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 … Continue reading Activism and Ecocriticism

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

Turkey Diaries: Part IX (Going Home)

This is the ninth and final installment of the Turkey Diaries. It's now only a few hours until my plane should lift off from Turkish ground. I've been really happy with my stay but am damn glad to be going home already. It of course would've been nice to be home for actual Christmas but … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part IX (Going Home)

Turkey Diaries: Part VIII (The Report Card)

Well well, the end truly is nigh. Christmas is upon us and my time here in Turkey is drawing to an end. It's now less than a week until I'm sitting in a plane headed back home. Hopefully. Winter has definitely arrived but from what I hear, the airport in Ankara usually functions perfectly well … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part VIII (The Report Card)