ASLE EcoCast

Changing the Anthropo-scene: Una Chaudhuri and Eco-Theatre

Una Becoming Penguin. Image Credit: Marina Zurkow

This month Jemma and Brandon have a wonderful conversation with Una Chaudhuri, Collegiate Professor and Professor of English, Drama, and Environmental Studies at New York University, and the Director of NYU’s XE: Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement. They discuss Una’s work in the early development of eco-theatre as a field of study, the ways that theatre is uniquely suited to engage with environmental concerns, and her ongoing Dear Climate project.

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Episode 2: Justice Matters

In this episode, Jemma and Brandon have a conversation with Bénédicte Boisseron, Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies at University of Michigan, and author of Afro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question. Building off the Root Word “matter,” they discuss Bénédicte’s scholarship—situated at the intersection of animal studies and racial justice—and the implications for our present moment.

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Episode 1: Forming Roots, Sowing Seeds

In the pilot episode, co-hosts Jemma and Brandon introduce themselves, the podcast, and have a discussion about what’s happening in the world during Summer 2020 and how this podcast hopes to serve as a medium for all voices to be heard and shared.  They also talk about some of the benefits of #nearlycarbonneutral online conferences, in light of @ASLE_US‘s “Humanities on the Brink” July 2020 virtual symposium.


Interview with Scott Slovic

Scott Slovic, editor of ASLE’s journal Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE) for the past 25 years, joins Jemma and Brandon to discuss his career, environmental studies past and future, and his upcoming retirement from the position.