What is Your Center?: Re-thinking Maps and Oceans with Christina Gerhardt
This month Lindsay and Brandon are joined by Christina Gerhardt, Associate Professor and Founder of the Environmental Humanities initiative at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and the Editor-in-Chief of ASLE’s journal ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. We discuss Christina’s recently released book (it comes out the same day as this episode!) Sea Change: Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean, which challenges us to re-consider the idea of mapping in a world increasingly affected by global warming.Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple ...
What Stage are We In?: A Conversation on Ecological Grief with Joshua Trey Barnett
This month Lindsay and Brandon are joined by Joshua Trey Barnett, assistant professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University, to discuss his recent book Mourning in the Anthropocene: Ecological Grief and Earthly Coexistence. We talk about extinction, what it means to grieve nature, and even get a little personal with the idea of naming and loss of pets.Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify
Email: [email protected]
Joshua’s Book Recommendations:
Shimmer: Flying Fox Exuberance in Worlds of Peril: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-shimmer.html
Ecologies of Harm: Rhetorics of ...
A Home on Their Back: A Conversation with Thom Van Dooren on Snails and Extinction
This month’s episode is no slog. It’s no slug, either. This month is all about the wonderful world of snails! Lindsay and Brandon are joined by Thom Van Dooren, Deputy Director at the Sydney Environment Institute and an Associate Professor in the School of Humanities at the University of Sydney, Australia. Thom joins EcoCast to discuss his most recent book, A World in a Shell: Snail Stories for a Time of Extinction.Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify
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Peace with Nature: Exploring the Korean DMZ with Eleana Kim
Eleana Kim, professor of anthropology and Asian American studies at UC Irvine, joins Lindsay and Brandon to discuss her work that examines the unique liminal space of the Korean DMZ, and the natural, militaristic, and hybrid ecosystems within it. Eleana argues that this particular space helps us better understand the impacts of war on the natural world, but that it also helps us better connect with the natural world and each other when we explore that space.Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple ...
Reading the Blue: Melody Jue and Oceans as Media
This month we dive deep (pun intended) into the work of Melody Jue, Associate Professor of English at UC Santa Barbara. Melody joins us to discuss her most recent book Wild Blue Media, and we get below the surface (pun intended) of how important oceans are, the human fascination with them, and how they serve as a space for orientation. The episode is a real splash (no pun intended)!Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify
For more on Melody:
Wild Blue Media: https://www.dukeupress.edu/wild-blue-media
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Why did the Podcast Cross the Road?: Eco-comedy with Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann
The laughs are aplenty in this episode, which highlights the recent book by Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann, Film, Environment, Comedy: Eco-comedies on the Big Screen. Both Robin and Joseph are both Professor Emeritus at Eastern Illinois University, in English and in Communications, respectively. In between the ha-has, we discuss what makes a comedy an eco-comedy, why laughter is important, and how comedy and activism might connect.Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify
For more on Robin and Joseph:
Film, Environment, Comedy: Eco-comedies ...
Oh, Snap: The Anti-Creep Climate Initiative’s Webzine Fighting Ecofascism
It’s a full house this month! Lindsay and Brandon are joined by the members of the superhero team that makes up the Anti-Creep Climate Initiative to discuss their webzine, “Against the Ecofascist Creep” The Initiative is made up of the following:April Anson, Assistant Professor of Public Humanities at San Diego State University, core faculty for the Institute for Ethics and Public Policy, and affiliate faculty in American Indian Studies. Cassie Galentine, doctoral candidate in English at the University of Oregon. Shane Hall, Assistant Professor ...
Empires in Ruin: A Conversation with Rina Garcia Chua and Jeffrey Santa Ana
This month Lindsay and Brandon are joined by Rina Garcia Chua and Jeffrey Santa Ana to discuss their recent edited collection Empire and Environment: Ecological Ruin in the Transpacific. Rina is an incoming Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow in the Humanities at Simon Fraser University and she completed her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Jeffrey is an Associate Professor of English and affiliated faculty in Asian and Asian American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony ...
Two Years Strong and Growing
Another episode and another year older! That’s right, this episode marks TWO years of ASLE EcoCast! Thank you so much to everyone who’s joined us on this ride and to our incredible guests for sharing their awesome work with us.
This month is a special episode just to celebrate: we have excerpts from a wonderful short story by Cynthia Zhang, “what the water gave.” After Cynthia introduces us to the story and her work, Lindsay does an excellent reading of the story (with a little character ...
This month’s episode is something a little different and something a little bittersweet. Brandon says, “See you soon,” to Jemma, and welcomes Lindsay S.R. Jolivette to the podcast. Lindsay will be taking over for Jemma on EcoCast, and while we’re very sad to see Jemma go (she’ll still be around when she can!), we’re also very happy to have Lindsay on board. We spend some time talking about Lindsay’s background (she also introduces us to her new segment on folklore), ...