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 […]

Marina Zurkow’s PETROLEUM MANGA, from Peanut Books

Posted by on May 30, 2014
Marina Zurkow’s PETROLEUM MANGA, from Peanut Books

Marina Zurkow’s new book, edited by Valerie Vogrin, contains contributions from Joseph Campana, Timothy Morton, and Derek Woods of CENHS. You can buy or download the book here. “The Petroleum Manga, first conceived of and rendered as 10-foot banners printed on Tyvek for gallery installation is now reproduced in book form. Originally, manga was used in Japanese […]

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 […]

Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium, April 24-26. Schedule Available!

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014

Third Annual Cultures of Energy Spring Research Symposium Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences Rice BioScience Research Collaborative Building, Room 280 // 6500 Main St., Houston TX   CENHS is pleased to announce the schedule for our 3rd annual Cultures of Energy Symposium. This promises to be a rich meeting, with scholars […]

Marxist Literary Group Conference: Energy, Env., Culture – June 13 – 17

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014
Marxist Literary Group Conference: Energy, Env., Culture – June 13 – 17

The Marxist Literary Group Institute on Culture and Society: The Banff Centre for the Arts—June 13-17, 2014 The Marxist Literary Group Institute on Culture and Society (ICS) invites the submission of papers on topics related to Marxism, critical theory, and Marxist views of literature. Submissions are welcome from all humanities and social scientific perspectives. Full submission details can be found […]

Geoffrey Winthrop-Young on Sloterdijk and Animals, March 13th @ 4

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014
Geoffrey Winthrop-Young on Sloterdijk and Animals, March 13th @ 4

Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, “Infernal Enclosures and Vertically Challenged Worldly Animals: Luhmann and Heidegger in Sloterdijk” Thursday, March 13, 2014 4-6 PM Room 119 Humanities Building Rice University 6100 Main St Houston, Texas, USA Over the last decades, German developments in media theory, the study of cultural techniques and the resurgence of Philosophical Anthropology have involved the […]

Robert Markley on Jane Austen, Deep Time, and Sustainability – Feb 21st at 4pm

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014
Robert Markley on Jane Austen, Deep Time, and Sustainability – Feb 21st at 4pm

The English Department presents Robert Markley, W.D. and Sara E. Trowbridge Professor of English, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. 4:00 pm Friday, February 21, 2014 Humanities Room 119 “The Unsustainable Estate: Imagining ‘Nature’ in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park ” In the late eighteenth century, traditional notions of time and history came under pressure from work in three emerging sciences: […]

Timothy Morton to deliver the 2014 Wellek Lectures at UC Irvine

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014
Timothy Morton to deliver the 2014 Wellek Lectures at UC Irvine

Professor Timothy Morton will deliver this year’s Wellek lectures at UC Irvine in May. Congratulations to Dr. Morton, who will join the likes of Jacques Derrida, Gayatri Spivak, Judith Butler, Peter Sloterdijk, Edward Said, and Donna Haraway in a striking list of speakers.  Morton is a member of CENHS and the Rice English faculty. Since 1981, […]

CFP: The Language of Plants

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014
CFP: The Language of Plants

CFP: The Language of Plants 2014 JANUARY 29 tags: edited collection, plants by Steve Rust (Thanks to Heath Iverson for passing this cfp along.) The Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature and Cinema (forthcoming, 2015) Edited by Patricia Vieira, Monica Gagliano and John Ryan Ecocriticism’s rise to prominence in the fields of literature and cultural studies has been […]

Karen Pinkus to Lead a Seminar on “Cultures of Fuel”

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014
Karen Pinkus to Lead a Seminar on “Cultures of Fuel”

CENHS welcomes Karen Pinkus to Rice. Dr. Pinkus, a leading scholar in romance studies and the environmental humanities, is the CENHS senior research fellow for Spring 2014. Among other energy and environment related projects, Dr. Pinkus is at work on a book about fuel and the the distinction between fuel and energy. She is also editing […]