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July 1, 2021

ASLE Signs Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism in American History

ASLE is one of 133 organizations that has signed on to this Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism in American History (June 2021).

The American Association of University Professors, the American Historical Association, the Association of American Colleges & Universities, and PEN America have authored a joint statement stating their “firm opposition” to legislation, introduced in at least 20 states, that would restrict the discussion of “divisive concepts” in public education institutions. It is not possible to address divisions that exist, ...

ASLE EcoCast Quick Fictions 2021

It’s our birthday! In this episode, we reflect on the first year of EcoCast, and then hear 25 environmentally-themed Quick Fictions. You can find bios of all the contributors below, in alphabetical order by first name.

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Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast Jemma: @Geowrites Brandon: @BeGalm

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QUICK FICTION AUTHOR BIOS (alphabetical order by first name):

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ASLE Spotlight Series 3: A Sense of Urgency

This special episode features the audio recording from ASLE’s Spotlight Series’s second episode “Water Works,” held on April 16, 2021.

Co-hosts: April Anson and Rahul Mukherjee

Panelists: Hsuan L. Hsu (The Smell of Risk: Environmental Disparities and Olfactory Aesthetics), Vicent Ialenti (Deep Time Reckoning: How Future Thinking Can Help Earth Now), Müge Gedik (representing the Liberal Arts Collective at the Pennsylvania State University), and Gretchen E. Henderson (Life in the Tar Seeps)

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Ice In Your Veins: Antarctica in the Anthropocene with Marissa Grunes

In this episode, we have a wonderful conversation with Marissa Grunes about the literal and literary awe and fascination humans have had for Antarctica. Marissa is an Environmental Fellow at Harvard University Center for the Environment, where she is at work on a narrative nonfiction book, Incognita: A Portrait of Antarctica. She studied Comparative Literature in German and Spanish at Yale, and earned her PhD in English Lit from Harvard, where she studied nineteenth century American literature and log cabins.

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James Wachira: July 2021 Scholar of the Month

Christy Tidwell

ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for July 2021 is James Wachira. 

James Wachira is a Kenyan PhD student at the Bayreuth Graduate School of African Studies whose doctoral research is about non*human matterings in selected Kenyan eco-texts. He is the author of “Animal Praise Poetry and the Samburu Desire to Survive” in Natures of Africa: Ecocriticism and Animal Studies in Contemporary Cultural Forms (ed. Fiona Moolla) and “Wangari Maathai’s environmental Afrofuturist imaginary in Wanuri Kahiu’s Pumzi” in Critical Studies in Media Communication (2020).

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ASLE Spotlight Series 2: Water Works

This special episode features the audio recording from the ASLE’s Spotlight Series second episode, “Water Works,” held on April 16, 2021.

Co-hosts: Bethany Wiggin and Melody Jue (remote)

Panelists: Steve Mentz (Ocean), Craig Santos Perez (Habitat Threshhold), Brain Russel Roberts (Borderwaters: Amid the Archipelagic States of America), and Tori Bush (The Gulf South: An Anthology of Environmental Writing).

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For more information on ASLE’s Spotlight Series, including the video recordings for each episode, visit: https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/spotlight-series-2021/

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