ASLE Spotlight Series 3: A Sense of Urgency
This special episode features the audio recording from the third episode of ASLE’s Spotlight Series episode “A Sense of Urgency,” held on May 14, 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)Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify
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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.Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple ...
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).Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify
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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Playing with Fire: Environmental Teaching with Dungeons and Dragons
Join us this month as adventure unfolds,
When dragons and dangers to climate are told.
How teaching can help us to bring changes soon,
Before it’s too late and the future is doomed.
Our guests are Heather Duncan and Eleanor Gold, who explain how Tabletop Role-Playing Games (TTRPGs), including Dungeons and Dragons, can be used in classroom settings. These games can help students imagine and play through positive environmental futures in a space that highlights creativity, adaptation, and critical thinking.Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify
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ASLE Spotlight Series 1: Human/Non-Human Relations
This special episode features the audio recording from the first episode of ASLE’s Spotlight Series on “Human/Non-Human Relations,” held on March 19, 2021.
Co-hosts: Laura Barbas-Rhoden and Heather Swan
Panelists: Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Patricia Vieira, Sarah Giragosian, and Callum Angus.
For more information on ASLE’s Spotlight Series, including registering for upcoming virtual events, visit: https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/spotlight-series-2021/Listen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify
The Ego and the Eco: Alex Menrisky and the Identity Politics of Ecology
In this month’s episode, Jemma and Brandon sit down with Alex Menrisky, lecturer in English and Communication at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, to discuss his recent book Wild Abandon: American Literature and the Identity Politics of Ecology. What follows is a fascinating conversation on the historical ties of environmentalism to psychoanalysis and counterculture movements.
We apologize for the audio/technical issues in this month’s episode. We did our best to clean them up, but there are a few moments where you might hear some slight crackles, ...
Plastic, Plastic Everywhere: Poetry and Conversation with Craig Santos Perez
This episode, Jemma and Brandon are joined by Craig Santos Perez, poet and English professor at the University of Hawai’i, Mānoa. They discuss Craig’s newest book, Habitat Threshold, and the ways his poetry addresses ecological concerns and their impacts on Pacific Island people and communities.
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Climate Changes Teaching: A Conversation with Sarah Jaquette Ray and Stephen Siperstein
With the start of a new semester for most of us, it felt like the perfect time to release a great conversation on climate change pedagogy (this episode’s Root Word!) with Sarah Jaquette Ray and Stephen Siperstein. Sarah is professor and head of the Environmental Studies BA program at Humboldt State University, and Stephen lives at the Environmental Immersion Program at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut where he teaches courses in environmental humanities and interdisciplinary environmental research methods, and directs the school’s Writing ...
Episode 7: Living to Tell a Tale: Stories of Risk and Adventure with Kristin J. Jacobson
ASLE EcoCast kicks off the new year with an episode talking with Kristin J. Jacobson, Professor of American Literature at Stockton University to discuss her recent book The American Adrenaline Narrative. Jemma gets the adventure rolling with the Root Words on, well, adventure, and what follows is a thrilling conversation on the connections between these narratives, environmental consciousness, and toxic masculinity.
Find Kristin on Twitter: @drkj
The American Adrenaline Narrative is available through the University of Georgia PressListen on Podbean Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify
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Episode 6: Thinking with Trees: Poetry and Conversation with Jason-Allen Paisant
In this month’s episode, Jemma and Brandon talk with Jason-Allen Paisant, poet and Director of the Institute for Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies at the University of Leeds, and use the connection between writing and trees to discuss his poetry that engages with environmental concerns, time, and Black identity.
His first full length book of poems, Thinking with Trees, will be released June 2021.
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