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Stamford ’76: A True Story of Murder, Corruption, Race, and Feminism in the 1970s

Tova Fleming

Stamford ’76: A True Story of Murder, Corruption, Race, and Feminism in the 1970s By JoeAnn Hart. University of Iowa Press. April 2019.

ASLE member JoeAnn Hart is author of the novel Float, a dark comedy about plastics in the ocean, and Addled, a social satire.

“There is a deep, elusive connection between a memoir and a crime scene, and in Stamford ’76, JoeAnn Hart tracks it doggedly, bringing together scenes from her rich and troubled past and the mystery of a decades-old crime. She ...

On Active Grounds: Agency and Time in the Environmental Humanities

Tova Fleming

By Robert Boschman and Mario Trono. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. April 2019

On Active Grounds considers the themes of agency and time through the burgeoning, interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities. Fourteen essays and a photo album cover topics such as environmental practices and history, temporal literacy, graphic novels, ecocinema, ecomusicology, animal studies, Indigeneity, wolf reintroduction, environmental history, green conservatism, and social-ecological systems change. The book also speaks to the growing concern regarding environmental issues in the aftermath of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference ...

Where Oceans Hide Their Dead

Tova Fleming

By John Yunker. Ashland Creek Press. February 2019.

Where Oceans Hide Their Dead is the long-awaited sequel to The Tourist Trail.

Robert Porter has quit the FBI in search of his long-lost (and presumed dead) love, Noa, only to find himself on the wind-raked shores of Southern Africa working for a seal-rescue organization. When a confrontation with local sealers ends in murder, Robert must abandon the seals and his search to join a private intelligence firm seeking to locate an activist who stole files ...

Land of Tomorrow: Postwar Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism

Tova Fleming

By Benjamin Mangrum. Oxford University Press. 2018.

American liberalism after the Second World War turned against the legacies of the New Deal era. Rather than extending the reforms of the 1930s, many expressions of postwar liberal thought recast organizational politics as enfeebling, alienating, or tyrannical. Land of Tomorrow examines the ideas and cultural sensibilities that caused this radical shift in the tenor of American liberalism.

To account for these changes in American liberal sentiment, Benjamin Mangrum looks to some of the most influential writers, ...

La Diáspora de un Aztlán norteño

Tova Fleming

By Shelli Rottschafter Ph.D. and Daniel Combs. Swimming with Elephants Publications. December, 2018.

“La Diáspora de un Aztlán norteño” details the unique ‘MiChicanidad’ experience of life on the border in Michigan. This is another definition of Aztlán, as seen on a Northern Border, this time between Canada and Southwest Detroit’s predominantly Mexican American neighborhood. Growth of this Spanish speaking barrio began in the earlier part of the 20th Century due to the rise of migrant labor and employment at factories. Later, the area prospered as ...

Dwelling: An Ecopoem

Tova Fleming

By Scott Edward Anderson. Shanti Arts, LLC. 2018

A sequence of poems and prose questions, Dwelling: an ecopoem began as a conversation with Martin Heidegger’s essay “Building Dwelling Thinking” and became an expansive journey into the notion of home. With sharp focus, at once moving and lyric, Scott Edward Anderson explores the many facets of our dwelling on earth by drawing upon elements of nature, community, place, and love. Along the way, Anderson considers the impact of language, writing, displacement, and the city as ...

The Bones of My Grandfather (Eco-Poetry without Borders)

Tova Fleming

Translated by Steven F. White. Madrid: Amargord Ediciones, 2018

ASLE member Steven F. White translated a dual language edition of The Bones of My Grandfather (Eco-Poetry Without Borders) by Nicaraguan poet Esthela Calderón (Madrid: Amargord Ediciones, 2018). The anthology drawn from eight works originally published in Spanish also includes a list of botanical references to the nearly 100 medicinal plants (with their popular and scientific names) that appear in the poems.

Mary Oliver’s Grass Roots Poetry

Tova Fleming

By Dee Horne. Peter Lang, Inc. December, 2018.

Mary Oliver’s Grass Roots Poetry examines the poetry and essays of Pulitzer Prize winner Mary Oliver. Her writing offers an environmental ethics that is relevant to readers interested not only in poetry but also environmental writing. She neither replicates hierarchical relationships nor romanticizes nature. In situating all as kin while also respecting differences, Oliver creates a grassroots poetics and an environmental ethics that invite readers to rethink our responsibilities and how we interact with others, ...

Resurrection of the Wild: Meditations on Ohio’s Natural Landscape

Tova Fleming

By Deborah Fleming. The Kent State University Press. April, 2019 

Yosemite National Park, Louisiana’s bayou, the rocky coasts of New England, the desert Southwest—America’s more dramatic locations are frequently celebrated for their natural beauty, but far less has been written about Ohio’s unique and beautiful environment. Author Deborah Fleming, who has lived in rural Ohio and cared for its land for decades, shares fourteen interrelated essays, blending her own experiences with scientific and literary research. Resurrection of the Wild discusses both natural and human ...

EVERGREEN ASH: Ecology and Catastrophe in Old Norse Myth and Literature

Tova Fleming

By Christopher Abram. University of Virginia Press. February 2019.

“Old Norse studies sometimes lags behind other fields in assimilating new critical and theoretical approaches, and this has certainly been the case with ecocriticism. The tide is turning, however, and medieval Icelandic literature offers very rich material for the environmental humanities. As the first book-length ecocritical study in its field, Evergreen Ash will become the key reference point for everyone interested in how Old Norse Icelandic literature and ecocriticism might illuminate each other.”— Carl ...

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