ASLE’s Eleventh Biennial Conference, entitled “Notes from Underground: The Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture and Justice,” was held June 23-27, 2015 at the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID. We were able to record several of the keynote talks, and the videos are now available for viewing online.
Anna Tsing is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Niels Bohr Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark. The author of Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection, she is also a leader of the Matsutake Worlds Research Group, which explores the ways in which these mushrooms open up global multispecies publics.
Donna Haraway is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of seven books including Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science and When Species Meet, in addition to countless influential articles in feminist politics, science studies and animal studies, some of which are anthologized in The Haraway Reader.
Linda Hogan is former Writer in Residence for the Chickasaw Nation and Professor Emerita at the University of Colorado; an internationally recognized poet, novelist and essayist, she is the author of multiple prize winning works such as Solar Storms and Rounding the Human Corners, in addition to the new Dark. Sweet. New and Selected Poems.
Eight celebrated writers from the Palouse Region united for a literary celebration and conversation about the inland Northwest: oil, soil, rivers, mountains, lentils, and more. Participants were Kim Barnes, Mary Clearman Blew, Peter Chilson, Rebecca M. Goodrich, D.J. Lee, Tiffany Midge, Linda Russo and Robert Wrigley.