September 23, 2022

Toxic Immanence: Decolonizing Nuclear Legacies and Futures

McIntyre Amy

Edited by Livia Monnet, Foreword by Magdalena E. Stawkowski. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022

This interdisciplinary edited collection examines twentieth and twenty-first century nuclear industries and cultures from the perspective of nuclear humanities, energy humanities and environmental humanities. Positioning itself at the intersection of postcolonial, decolonial, feminist, new materialist, and indigenous environmental science approaches, Toxic Immanence advocates for resistance to, and for the unconditional abolition of nuclear complexes and of the global nuclear regime. Some of its contributions highlight little known aspects of the history and ...

IRSCL 2023 Congress: Ecologies of Childhood

The concept of the “Anthropocene” brought attention to the profound impact humans have had on our ecosystems, as mediated by cultural concepts of nature, while posthumanism rejects a dichotomy between nature and culture and understands the human as entangled with the environment. An intersectional focus on children’s literature and culture reveals how children are cast as both vulnerable to environmental destruction and as powerful agents of environmental change. As humankind faces environmental challenges of terrifying scale, the 2023 IRSCL Congress theme, “Ecologies of ...

Autobiographical Style and Method: The Ecocritical First Person

Guaranteed panel sponsored by the Thoreau Society 2023 ASLE + AESS Conference: “Reclaiming the Commons”

July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon

What is the role of the personal voice in contemporary ecocritical scholarship? As Dipesh Chakrabarty has argued, conceptualizing climate change demands an awareness of both personal and planetary scales of transformation, yet traditional academic discourse has tended to discourage the use of personal history, anecdote, and the first-person voice. Our roundtable asks what’s at stake in the personal turn and a more intimate mode of ...