Special Issue on the Anthropocene from ‘the minnesota review’

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014
Special Issue on the Anthropocene from ‘the minnesota review’

The new issue of the minnesota review, edited by Tobias Boes and Kate Marshall from Notre Dame,  addresses the notion of the Anthropocene: a name for the present geological epoch in which human beings have become a geophysical force.  With submissions from scholars of literature and art, the issue focuses on how we write about the Anthropocene, how we […]

Derek Woods reviews Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014
Derek Woods reviews Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’

Interstellar (2014) is a myth against ecological limits. Since at least the 1960s, scientists and writers of different kinds have been trying to convince us that we have just one earth to work with. We need to avoid making it toxic and warping its climate beyond habitability. Since at least the 1970s, scientists and writers of […]

New from OHP: Zylinska ‘Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene’

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014
New from OHP: Zylinska ‘Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene’

Joanna Zylinska’s Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene continues Open Humanities Press’s Critical Climate Change series, edited by Tom Cohen and Claire Colebrook. Zylinska’s book addresses the fascinating question how to think ethics across multiple scales. From the website: Life typically becomes an object of reflection when it is seen to be under threat. In particular, humans have […]

Screening of INTO ETERNITY at 14 Pews

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014
Screening of INTO ETERNITY at 14 Pews

CENHS postdoc Matthew Schneider-Mayerson will introduce and discuss Michael Madsen’s Into Eternity on at 14 Pews theater on Friday, October 17th at 7pm. Madsen’s film has been a recently frequent topic of discussion in the environmental humanities, and CENHS’s previous visiting fellow Professor Karen Pinkus discussed the film in a talk at Rice last year. Learn […]

Miami University Program on the Anthropocene

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014
Miami University Program on the Anthropocene

A series of lectures at Miami University continues the Anthropocene debate, which is ongoing in disciplines from geology and earth system science to anthropology, environmental studies, and the humanities. What does it mean when human beings become a geophysical force and nothing on earth can any longer be considered untouched nature? THE ANTHROPOCENE: A NEW ERA […]

Ecohorror – A New Issue of ISLE

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014
Ecohorror – A New Issue of ISLE

A new issue of the journal Interdiscplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment will address eco-horror as a mode and genre–an increasingly lively topic given the attention paid to horror by speculative-realist writers such as Graham Harman, Ben Woodward, Timothy Morton, and Eugene Thacker and their efforts to recuperate H.P. Lovecraft as a ecological writer. Thacker’s book In the […]

A New Book in the Critical Climate Change Series by David A. Collings

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014
A New Book in the Critical Climate Change Series by David A. Collings

David A. Collings new book joins the work of Claire Colebrook, Tom Cohen, Timothy Clark and others in the growing Critical Climate Change series from Open Humanities Press. All OHP books are available free online. Collings seems to have followed an increasingly common strategy to make academic writing more readable: the text is almost completely […]

DEAR CLIMATE

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014
DEAR CLIMATE

Dear Climate is a new project by Marina Zurkow, Una Chauduri, Oliver Kellhammer, Fritz Ertl, and Sarah Rothberg. Text from the website: What is Dear Climate? Just a conceptual nudge (not a paradigm shift). The old joke—“Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it”—isn’t so funny anymore. Lots of people are trying to […]

Artists and Climate Change – A website by Chantal Bilodeau

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014
Artists and Climate Change – A website by Chantal Bilodeau

Image credit: Issac Cordal A great website recently came up on the list serve for ALECC – The Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada. Artists and Climate Change gathers contemporary literature, art, and theater that addresses climate change and global warming. Chantal Bilodeau, the site’s author, is one of the people working to address the […]