September 8, 2019

Environment and Culture in the Anthropocene

ICECA 2019 International Conference and Poetry Festival on “Environment and Culture in the Anthropocene”

1-2 December, 2019

Organised by the Post Graduate Department of English, Berhampur University, Odisha, India In collaboration with the Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC)

Conference Convenor: Dr Shruti Das

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We are in a state of planetary emergency, with environmental problems piling up high around us. Unless we address the various issues prudently and seriously we are surely doomed. Current environmental problems require urgent attention. Considering this, we hereby ...

The News at the Ends of the Earth: The Print Culture of Polar Exploration

By Hester Blum. Duke University Press, 2019.

From Sir John Franklin’s doomed 1845 search for the Northwest Passage to early twentieth-century sprints to the South Pole, polar expeditions produced an extravagant archive of documents that are as varied as they are engaging. As the polar ice sheets melt, fragments of this archive are newly emergent. In The News at the Ends of the Earth Hester Blum examines the rich, offbeat collection of printed ephemera created by polar explorers. Ranging from ship newspapers and messages ...

Belly-Up Rosehip: a Tongue Blue with Mud Songs

By Tyler Detloff. Swimming with Elephants Publications, 2019.

Belly-Up Rosehip: a Tongue Blue with Mud Songs, the debut book of poems by Tyler Dettloff, engages with northern wilderness spaces and themes of medicines, blues, and Anishinaabemowin language. Swimming with Elephants Publications selected Belly-up Rosehip as a contest winner in the publishers 2018 open reading session.

Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, says that Belly-up Rosehip is an “evocative collection [that] invites a gathering of the lost and the found beneath a sheltering shingwak ...

Ambiguous Legacies, Contested Futures: Re-Assessing Cornerstone Figures in the American Environmental Tradition

The Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture seeks submissions for a special issue with the theme “Ambiguous Legacies, Contested Futures: Re-Assessing Cornerstone Figures in the American Environmental Tradition.”

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This issue will explore the historical legacies and prospective continued influence of the cornerstone figures of the American environmental tradition. It seeks to spotlight what, if any, of these figures’ legacies deserves to continue shaping approaches to the religion/ecology/ethics/politics nexus.

For this special issue, we seek analyses of the ways cornerstone figures of the ...