Stephanie LeMenager, “Thinking with Oil and Water,” 2/4

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016
Stephanie LeMenager, “Thinking with Oil and Water,” 2/4

CENHS is proud to present “Thinking With Oil and Water,” a lecture by Professor Stephanie LeMenager. Among other work, Prof. LeMenager is the author of Living Oil: Petroleum Culture and the American Century. Learn more about her work here. Oil and water continue to fashion a productive opposition through which to imagine the value of the Humanities’ contributions to imaginative […]

Climate Change Theatre Action – Call for Participants

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015
Climate Change Theatre Action – Call for Participants

 NoPassport/The Arctic Cycle/Theatre Without Borders CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION November/December 2015 We hope you can join us in holding a reading or performance in solidarity with theatre artists worldwide, designed to bring awareness to and discussion around climate change. This international Climate Change Theatre Action is in support of the United Nations Conference on Climate […]

CFP for a special issue of ‘Resilience’: Environmental Futurity

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015
CFP for a special issue of ‘Resilience’: Environmental Futurity

Call for Papers for special issue of Resilience: Journal of Environmental Humanities on “Environmental Futurity” Special Issue editors: Cheryl Lousley, Susie O’Brien, Jennifer Wenzel Since its emergence as a concept in the mid-twentieth century, “the environment” has been bound up with questions about the future. This connection between environment and futurity is evident in the […]

A new MA in climate change studies at King’s College, London

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015
A new MA in climate change studies at King’s College, London

Image credit to Yuko Shimizu. In September, King’s College London is launching a new MA in Climate Change: History, Culture, Society. The focus of the MA will be the historical, cultural, and social dimensions of climate change, and how these interact with human action in the world.  You can read more about the program here. King’s College London […]

Ellsworth and Kruse, ‘Making the Geologic Now’ – New from Punctum

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014
Ellsworth and Kruse, ‘Making the Geologic Now’ – New from Punctum

This new book continues the academic and artistic dialogue on the Anthropocene that we at CENHS have tried to facilitate and disseminate. The publisher of Making the Geologic Now, Punctum Books, is one of the most interesting new presses facilitated by digital reproduction. Punctum also published Marina Zurkow’s Petroleum Manga, to which several members of CENHS […]

Announcing CENHS’s Energy Humanities Syllabus Archive

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014
Announcing CENHS’s Energy Humanities Syllabus Archive

Pedagogy was a frequent topic during the Third Annual Cultures of Energy Symposium. How to convey to undergraduates the various dimensions of climate change, the complexities of energy transitions, the politics of technology and the affective, social and political aspects of the Anthropocene?  How to simultaneously negotiate the Scylla and Charybdis of paralyzing despair and […]

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 […]

ENVIRONMENTAL CULTURES – CFP for a new series from Bloomsbury

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014
ENVIRONMENTAL CULTURES – CFP for a new series from Bloomsbury

Image by Robert Smithson – “Asphalt on Eroded Cliff”   Call for Proposals ‘Environmental Cultures’ Series Bloomsbury Academic   Environmental Cultures is a new series from Bloomsbury Academic (formerly Continuum) aiming to publish innovative work in ecocriticism and the environmental humanities. Environmental crisis is simultaneously and inseparably material and cultural, destructive and revolutionary. Besides complicating and […]

CENHS Symposium 2014 – Recap

Posted by on May 25, 2014
CENHS Symposium 2014 – Recap

The Third Annual CENHS Spring Symposium – Recap by Trevor Durbin and Derek Woods Photo Credit: Judy Natal The third CENHS symposium was a strong meeting, and our biggest yet. We held the symposium in Rice’s new Bioscience Research Collaborative, which is a useful space for this kind of event. Dominic Boyer and Ellen Grodjesk, […]

New Climate Change Issue from Diacritics, Edited by Karen Pinkus

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014
New Climate Change Issue from Diacritics, Edited by Karen Pinkus

CENHS is glad to announce the release of a special issue of diacritics devoted to climate change criticism. The special issue is an important new intervention in the growing body of critical work on climate change, ecological catastrophe, and the idea of the Anthropocene. It contains essays from Srinivas Aravamudan, Frances Ferguson, Allan Stoekl, Vincent […]