February 26, 2023

2023 Environmental Literature Institute (ELI)

McIntyre Amy

ELI participants at the Robinwood Center

From Sunday, June 25 to Friday, June 30, 2023, Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire will host the sixth annual Exeter Environmental Literature Institute (ELI). The five day program, offered in collaboration with ASLE, is designed to build and sustain a community of teachers interested in environmentally focused teaching and learning. ELI is open to middle, secondary and post-secondary educators from all disciplines as well as independent scholars and those working in outdoor education, community-based education, or informal education programs.

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McIntyre Amy

By Nicole Seymour. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022

Glitter offers an environmental-cultural history of the titular substance, revealing the complexity of that which is often dismissed as frivolous. Seymour describes how glitter’s consumption and status have shifted across centuries—from ancient cosmetic to queer activist tool, environmental pollutant to biodegradable accessory—along with its composition, which has variously included insects, glass, rocks, salt, sugar, plastic, and cellulose. Through a variety of examples, from glitterbombing to glitter beer, Seymour shows how this substance reflects the entanglements of consumerism, emotion, environmentalism, ...