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September 7, 2021

Plants as Objects of Desire: A Conversation with Jared Margulies and Gina Stamm

In this month’s episode, we sit down with Jared Margulies and Gina Stamm to talk about their collaborative research into the wild and wonderful world of rare plant traders and collectors, and its intersection with psychoanalytic literary analysis and environmental humanities. Both Jared and Gina work at the University of Alabama: Jared is an Assistant Professor of Political Ecology, and Gina is an Assistant Professor of French.

Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Gina’s most recent publication can be found here: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/800870/summary For more on ...

Italo Calvino’s Animals: Anthropocene Stories

By Serenella Iovino. Cambridge Elements, 2021.

Are chickens going extinct? What is it like to be a white gorilla in Barcelona’s zoo? How threatening can be an ant? Italo Calvino’s Animals: Anthropocene Stories by Serenella Iovino has just been published by Cambridge UP. Free access available until 10 September using this link.

Italo Calvino’s Animals explores Anthropocene animals through the visionary eyes of a classic modern author. In Calvino’s stories, ants, cats, chickens, rabbits, gorillas, and other critters emerge as complex subjects and inhabitants of ...