We are pleased to be able to say that over the next eight weeks we are going to publish a series of chapters jointly written by two of Scotland's most interesting artists working with environmental and ecological issues. In an interesting intersection both artists completed MA studies in environmental philosophy, on the MA Value and... Continue Reading →
Tim Morton, Author of Ecology Without Nature and The Ecological Thought, maintains a blog on eco-criticism. Recent posts have focused on drama including thoughts about plays, and drama as an ecological form. He also podcasts an evolving lecture Hyperobjects, and has excellent links to other writers on eco-criticism.
Waves and Undertows - a major conference taking place at Rutgers, NJ, on 25th Feb seeks to highlight key strands in contemporary ecocriticism framed by the following statement: The Conference will reflect on the gains and shortcomings of the so-called “third wave ecocriticism,” or the current rise of approaches which transcends national and ethnic boundaries... Continue Reading →
Adrian Ivakhiv has assembled a short list of the top 60 books of the past ten years on ecocultural theory. Fantastic reading list - his personal top ten are: 1. William E. Connolly, Neuropolitics: Thinking, Culture, Speed (University of Minnesota Press, 2002) 2. Arturo Escobar, Territories of Difference: Place, Movements, Life, Redes (Duke University... Continue Reading →
The UK Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) published the results of research which says that "eight out of ten people think everyone should be able to experience beauty on a regular basis." CABE also commissioned a series of essays from seven public figures (Diana Athill, Bonnie Greer, Irena Bauman, Hasan Bakhshi, etc.)... Continue Reading →