108 – Steve Mentz

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018
108 – Steve Mentz

Cymene and Dominic talk games and wombs of yore. And then (15:15) we turn to a conversation with the original blue humanist, Steve Mentz from St. John’s University. We start with his recent work, Shipwreck Modernity (U Minnesota Press, 2015) and its effort to pluralize thinking about the Anthropocene. We are introduced to concepts like […]

Paolo Bacigalupi Reading, Nov. 2nd at Rice

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015
Paolo Bacigalupi Reading, Nov. 2nd at Rice

The award-winning science fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi will read in the Rice Chapel on Nov. 2nd at 5:30pm. His books will be on sale at the event courtesy of Brazos Bookstore. Following the reading and discussion, there will be a short book signing.  We are excited to hear from a writer who has been much read, […]

Architect Albert Pope on Energy Humanities – ‘The Next Level Up’

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015
Architect Albert Pope on Energy Humanities – ‘The Next Level Up’

Thanks to all of the participants in the 2015 Symposium! Over the next few months, the CENHS blog will be posting a series of commentaries on the work of energy humanities, building on our 4th annual Cultures of Energy symposium. We begin this series with Albert Pope’s “Next Level Up.” Read more about Rice School […]

Adam Trexler, Anthropocene Fictions

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015
Adam Trexler, Anthropocene Fictions

Post by Eliot Storer, Rice Anthropology To be released in April 2015, Adam Trexler’s Anthropocene Fictions: The Novel in a Time of Climate Change (University of Virginia Press) is one of the broadest surveys of climate change literature to date. An independent scholar, Trexler surveys over 150 climate change novels that cut across history, genre, and register in order to […]

‘Green Humanities’ – A New Journal of Ecological Thought

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015
‘Green Humanities’ – A New Journal of Ecological Thought

Green Humanities joins journals such as Environmental Humanities, The Goose, and Resilience as new fora for this emerging field. CENHS is excited to read and promote their articles. From the journal website: Newspaper headlines and political discourse habituate us to alarming news about the intensifying dangers of global warming, hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking,’ rising sea levels, and greenhouse gases. All […]

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 […]

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 […]

CFP: Energies and the Arts Conference

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014
CFP: Energies and the Arts Conference

Conference on ‘Energies and the Arts’ next Fall in Australia: Energies and the Arts Conference Presented by National Institute for Experimental Arts in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia 13-15 August 2015 Energy often serves as a word-when-lost-for-words to describe situations of great intensity, or to describe something that fuses disparate elements or is […]

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 […]

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 […]