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, […]

Claire Colebrook’s ESSAYS ON EXTINCTION 1 and 2

Posted by on May 20, 2014
Claire Colebrook’s ESSAYS ON EXTINCTION 1 and 2

Claire Colebrook’s new books Death of the PostHuman: Essays on Extinction, Vol. 1 and Sex after Life: Essays on Extinction, Vol. 2 are now available the Critical Climate Change Series at Open Humanities Press, an open access press affiliated with the University of Michigan Press. The considerable advantage of OHP is that all of its books are free and downloadable […]

Two New Articles on the Alberta Tar Sands and the Politics of Oil

Posted by on May 14, 2014
Two New Articles on the Alberta Tar Sands and the Politics of Oil

The emerging field of energy humanities is featured in the new issue of the Journal of Canadian Studies, published by the University of Toronto Press. CENHS symposium participant Imre Szeman (University of Alberta, English) and Wilfred Greaves (University of Toronto, Political Science) contribute articles on the politics and epistemology of oil in the Alberta tar […]

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 […]

RESILIENCE: A new journal of the environmental human sciences

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014
RESILIENCE: A new journal of the environmental human sciences

Here’s an overview of the journal from the Resilience website. Stephanie LeMenager and Stephanie Foote are the lead editors for this project. The emerging sustainability initiatives developing on university and college campuses worldwide and the increasing focus on environmentalism in various scientific disciplines often fail to converse with scholars in the humanities. Yet the past five years have […]

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 […]

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, […]