The Pothole on the Side of the Road: Thoughts on the Immanent Materialty of Cycling

Posted on Nov 22, 2018
The Pothole on the Side of the Road: Thoughts on the Immanent Materialty of Cycling

In a blog post I published a few weeks back I discussed the importance of inhabiting Houston’s streets as pedestrians and cyclists and reflected on the “wastelanding” of places, and the people who inhabit them, which occurs as a result of hegemonic mobile-privatization. Somewhat Ironically, that post only made passing reference to the actual experience […]

Reflections on Disposability, “Mobile Privatization,” and the “Wastelanding” of Houston’s Streets

Posted on Nov 1, 2018
Reflections on Disposability, “Mobile Privatization,” and the “Wastelanding” of Houston’s Streets

Recently, I was having a conversation with several colleagues about driving in Houston. The usual horror stories were being exchanged when the conversation turned to road rage. Why is it, wondered one member of the group, that we’re willing to shout things in our car that we would never dream of saying in “public?” Offhandedly, […]

Upcoming Talk at Rice by Paul Burrow, Yale School of Forestry

Posted on Oct 22, 2018
Upcoming Talk at Rice by Paul Burrow, Yale School of Forestry

All those interested in cultural studies, the environmental humanities, ecology and more, here’s an exciting upcoming Rice event to put in your calendars: * * * Forest Afterimages: the Cultural Politics of Place in North America’s Great Basin Presentation by Paul Burrow, Yale School of Forestry Tuesday Nov 6th, 12 noon at Wiess College 146 […]

Call For Papers – DeLillo and Environments: American Literature Association 2019

Posted on Oct 21, 2018
Call For Papers – DeLillo and Environments: American Literature Association 2019

There is an exciting upcoming opportunity for Americanists, Environmental Humanities specialists, and scholars of Don DeLillo.  From May 23-26 the American Literature Association will be hosting a conference on “DeLillo and Environments” which seeks to feed off of “recent critical interest in environmental humanities, and their ability to help us view significant authors in new […]

Call for Papers: Echoing Ecologies – Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Canadian Studies

Posted on Sep 19, 2018
Call for Papers: Echoing Ecologies – Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Canadian Studies

Calling scholars from all disciplines with an interest the environment, this one is for you! From 22 May–24 May 2019 the Marburg Centre for Canadian Studies at Philipps-Universität Marburg will be hosting an interdisciplinary conference which aims “at overcoming simplistic conceptions of ‘ecology’ and at exploring the potential of the term as a perspective, vantage […]

Exciting Opening at University of St Andrews: A Three-Year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on “Oil, Money and Climate Change”

Posted on Sep 19, 2018
Exciting Opening at University of St Andrews: A Three-Year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on “Oil, Money and Climate Change”

For those of you looking for academic work in the field of energy and the Human Sciences, there is an exciting new opening for a postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of St Andrews in Scotland. The deadline is in one month so start your applications ASAP. Below is the official information from the Department of […]