October 1, 2020
This month Jemma and Brandon sit down (virtually, of course) with scholar, fiction writer, and poet Cheryl J. Fish to discuss her most recent book of poetry, Crater & Tower. This collection explores questions of trauma, memory, and environmental justice by considering the 1980 Mt. St. Helen’s eruption in conjunction with September 11, 2001.
Cheryl’s Website: https://www.cheryljfish.com
Crater & Tower is available through various booksellers online.
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September 1, 2020
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.
If you have an idea for a future episode, please email us at ASLE.EcoCast@gmail.com with your proposal. You can also find us on Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast
More information about Dear Climate can be found here: http://dearclimate.net/.
You can find Jemma and Brandon on twitter: @geowrites and @begalm
August 1, 2020
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.
Afro-Dog available here: http://cup.columbia.edu/book/afro-dog/9780231186650
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July 9, 2020
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.
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June 30, 2020
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. Recorded June 24, 2020.