ASLE Launches EcoCast Podcast Series

ASLE is pleased to announce the launch of its first official podcast series: ASLE EcoCast is Environmental Conversations On Creative Art, Scholarship, and Teaching. Hosted by members Brandon Galm and Jemma Deer, this show will feature interviews and conversations with a diverse range of scholars, artists and teachers doing work that falls under the preview of ASLE’s vision. Episodes will be released monthly, on podbean, apple podcasts and lyceum. You can also find them posted here at the ASLE Website under the Stay Informed tab at ASLE EcoCast.

Episode 1: Forming Roots, Sowing Seeds,” and a special interview with Scott Slovic, who recently retired after 25 years as editor of our journal ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, have already gone live, so give them a listen.

If you enjoy the show, please subscribe and leave a review so that it can reach a broader audience! You can also follow the show on Twitter to be notified about upcoming episodes, and to give suggestions, questions or feedback: @ASLE_EcoCast

Episodes can include 1-3 guests and can cover any aspect of environmental humanities research or teaching, environmental art and literature, or environmental justice issues. If you have an idea for an episode, you can send Jemma and Brandon a proposal (300 words or less) at [email protected]. See the call for proposals here.

Let’s get the conversation started!

More about the ASLE EcoCast hosts:

Brandon Galm earned his PhD from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) with his dissertation “Defining Post-Katrina Literature: Hurricane Katrina and Experiences of Disaster, Race, and Environment.” He is an Instructor of Speech and English at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, KS. His current research interests include environmental humanities pedagogies and game studies, particularly how games can help us better understand our relationship to–and consumption of–our environments. Twitter: @BeGalm

Jemma Deer is a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard University Center for the Environment. Through readings of literature and philosophy, her work explores the ways in which the ecological and social crises of the Anthropocene—global warming, mass extinction, food insecurity—are not only transforming the planet, but also transforming what it means to be human. Her first book, Radical Animism: Reading for the End of the World, is out with Bloomsbury in September 2020.
Twitter: @geowrites