Working-class Environmentalism

The postgraduate forum for Environment, Literature, and Culture (ELC) announced a  new CfA (Call for Applications) on their website recently. The CfA concerns the annual conference/workshop for postgraduate students working with questions related to the confluence of environmental issues and culture. This year's workshop will take place in Venice, Italy (not a bad venue) on November … Continue reading Working-class Environmentalism


Stone and Resistance

While I was studying ecocriticism in Turkey, professor Oppermann introduced us to Jeffrey J. Cohen's amazing book Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman. I'm currently browsing the book again for my upcoming article on material ecocriticism and the male mountain athlete's embodied relation to nature. The book provides an absolutely fascinating look into the materiality and … Continue reading Stone and Resistance

ASLE Is Standing Up for Standing Rock

ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment) has approached their members to sign a statement of support for the water protectors at Standing Rock. The statement is below in italics. I thought I'd just post it here to spread the word. If you're a member of ASLE, you too can sign. ASLE states … Continue reading ASLE Is Standing Up for Standing Rock