Book Report: A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

I have a confession to make, and I hope it doesn't destroy my budding career as an ecocritic: until a couple weeks ago I hadn't read Aldo Leopold's mega classic A Sand County Almanac. I know: Credit: Now, before you go summoning the execution squad, I should say in my defense that this was [...]


CfP: Gender Studies Conference at University of Jyväskylä

Just a quick heads-up for interested scholars: The University of Jyväskylä is this year's host for the annual Finnish gender studies conference, and the new CfP (Call for Papers) is out. The conference takes place in November, and the deadline for abstracts is September 7, so there's still plenty of time to submit. There are [...]

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 [...]