ASLE EcoCast Podcast
Farewelcome

Farewelcome

June 1, 2022

This month’s episode is something a little different and something a little bittersweet. Brandon says, “See you soon,” to Jemma, and welcomes Lindsay S.R. Jolivette to the podcast. Lindsay will be taking over for Jemma on EcoCast, and while we’re very sad to see Jemma go (she’ll still be around when she can!), we’re also very happy to have Lindsay on board. We spend some time talking about Lindsay’s background (she also introduces us to her new segment on folklore), hearing about Jemma’s plans, and discussing the current state of academia, all while Brandon tries very hard not to cry.

Stick around until the end of the episode to hear the call for this year’s Eco Quick Fictions. You can also follow this link to submit your short, 300-word maximum eco-themed fiction pieces: https://forms.gle/xi9E6PFkYoD4i5LF8

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  • Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast
  • Lindsay Jolivette: @lin_jolivette
  • Brandon Galm: @BeGalm
  • Jemma Deer: @Geowrites

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Episode recorded May 13, 2022.

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ASLE Spotlight Series 6: Entangled Geographies

ASLE Spotlight Series 6: Entangled Geographies

May 16, 2022

This special episode features the audio recording from ASLE's Spotlight Series second 2022 episode, Entangled Geographies, recorded on April 22, 2022.

Co-hosts: Matt Henry and Jennifer Ladino

Panelists: Elizabeth Carolyn Miller, Lynne Heasley, Amanda M. Smith, and Katarzyna Beilin

For more information on ASLE, including registering for the next ASLE Spotlight on May 20, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. US Eastern time, visit: https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/ 

 

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The Aesthetics of Asceticism: Thoreau, Religion, and Social Justice with Alda Bathrop-Lewis

The Aesthetics of Asceticism: Thoreau, Religion, and Social Justice with Alda Bathrop-Lewis

May 1, 2022

After a brief hiatus, we’re happy to be back with a new episode! This month’s guest is Alda Bathrop-Lewis, research fellow at Australian Catholic University's Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, and author of 2021 book Thoreau's Religion: Walden Woods, Social Justice, and the Politics of Asceticism. We discuss what links aesthetics to asceticism, and challenge the popular image of Thoreau as a solo hero in the woods, instead recognizing his deep sense of community and inheritance. Due to the tricky nature of coordinating three distant time zones, Brandon was unable to join the conversation this month.

For more on Alda: 

Twitter: @iamalda

Thoreau's Religion: Walden Woods, Social Justice, and the Politics of Asceticism: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/thoreaus-religion/F3EE962BE32E911D768AD4FC50DE7793#fndtn-information 

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  • Jemma Deer: @Geowrites
  • Brandon Galm: @BeGalm

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Episode recorded April 23, 2022.

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ASLE Spotlight Series 5: Public Engagement and Performance

ASLE Spotlight Series 5: Public Engagement and Performance

April 11, 2022

This special episode features the audio recording from ASLE's Spotlight Series first 2022 episode, Public Engagement and Performance, recorded on March 18, 2022.

Co-hosts: Joshua Calhoun and Brandon Galm

Panelists: Janisse Ray, Odile Cisneros, Petra Kuppers, and Spencer Robbins

For more information on ASLE, including a look at upcoming virtual events, visit: https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/ 

 

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Weaving the World: Poetry and Conversation with Heather Swan

Weaving the World: Poetry and Conversation with Heather Swan

February 2, 2022

It’s been a while since we’ve had some poetry on EcoCast, so… enjoy some poetry on EcoCast! We’re joined by Heather Swan, poet and lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Heather shares some poems from her collection A Kinship with Ash, and we discuss her non-fiction books, Where Honeybees Thrive and the forthcoming Where the Grass Still Sings. We talk about the wonder and grief inspired by witnessing the natural world and the harms done to it by humans, and think about the power of writing and art as means to “knit yourself back into the world”, as one of Heather’s poems invites us to do.

For more on Heather:

Website: https://www.heatherswan.net/ 

Twitter: @beegood2bees

A Kinship with Ash: https://www.terrapinbooks.com/store/p33/A_Kinship_with_Ash.html 

Where Honeybees Thrive: https://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-07741-3.html 

If you have an idea for an episode, please submit your proposal here: https://forms.gle/Y1S1eP9yXxcNkgWHA  

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  • Jemma Deer: @Geowrites
  • Brandon Galm: @BeGalm

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Episode recorded January 22, 2022.

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ASLE Spotlight Series 4: Identity and Place

ASLE Spotlight Series 4: Identity and Place

January 14, 2022

This special episode features the audio recording from ASLE's Spotlight Series's fourth episode, Identity and Place, recorded on June 11, 2021.

Co-hosts: Laura Barbas-Rhoden and Gisela Heffes

Panelists: Scott Edward Anderson, Victoria Saramago, Charles Maurice Pigott, Lucien Darjeun Meadows.

For more information on ASLE, including a look at upcoming virtual events, visit: https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/ 

 

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Important Voices of Environmental Humanities–Joni Adamson

On the Shoulders of Giants: Important Voices of Environmental Humanities–Joni Adamson

January 3, 2022

We are very thrilled to share this month’s episode with everyone. Our guest hopefully needs no introduction for many of you: we’re joined by Joni Adamson, Professor of English and Environmental Humanities, and Director of the Environmental Humanities Initiative, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. Joni’s work in ecocriticism and the environmental humanities stretches back to the field’s early days. We discuss her history, some of her recent work, as well as what she has in the pipeline for the future.

Humanities for the Environment, North American Observatory information: https://hfe-observatories.org/observatories/north-american-observatory 

For more on Joni:

  • Twitter: @JoniAdamson
  • https://joniadamson.com/

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  • Jemma Deer: @Geowrites
  • Brandon Galm: @BeGalm

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Episode recorded October 22, 2021.

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It’s the End of World as We Know It (and the Hero Survives): Robert Geal and the Psychoanalysis of Disaster Cinema

It’s the End of World as We Know It (and the Hero Survives): Robert Geal and the Psychoanalysis of Disaster Cinema

December 1, 2021

In what wraps up our short run of film-centered episodes, we’re joined by Robert Geal, lecturer at University of Wolverhampton, UK to discuss his recent book Ecological Film Theory and Psychoanalysis: Surviving the Environmental Apocalypse. We discuss the role that disaster cinema has on our psychological relationship to the environment, environmental disaster, and society’s (in)action towards climate change.

Robert’s Book: https://www.routledge.com/Ecological-Film-Theory-and-Psychoanalysis-Surviving-the-Environmental-Apocalypse/Geal/p/book/9780367373412 

For more on Robert:

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  • Jemma Deer: @Geowrites
  • Brandon Galm: @BeGalm

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Episode recorded October 16, 2021.

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Nature Creeps Back: Creature Features and the Environment with Christy Tidwell & Bridgitte Barclay

Nature Creeps Back: Creature Features and the Environment with Christy Tidwell & Bridgitte Barclay

October 31, 2021

What’s scarier than climate change? Not much, but this month’s guests--Bridgitte Barclay, Associate Professor at Aurora University, and Christy Tidwell, Associate Professor at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology--join us to talk about the sub-genre of horror films known as creature features, and how these films can change how we think about environmental concerns.

For more on Christy and Bridgitte:

Creatures in the Classroom CFP: https://www.asle.org/calls-for-contributions/cfp-creatures-in-the-classroom-teaching-environmental-creature-features/ (Proposals due by January 18, 2022.)

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  • Jemma Deer: @Geowrites
  • Brandon Galm: @BeGalm

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Episode recorded October 9, 2021.

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Mapping Stories: Lowell Wyse and Ecospatiality

Mapping Stories: Lowell Wyse and Ecospatiality

October 1, 2021

This month we’re joined by Lowell Wyse, author of the recent book Ecospatiality: A Place-Based Approach to American Literature. This episode is all about exploring spatiality in literature, specifically how authors map their work and how readers experience those spaces when navigating through the texts.

William Cronon’s “The Trouble with Wilderness”: https://www.williamcronon.net/writing/Trouble_with_Wilderness_Main.html 

For more on Lowell:

  • Twitter: @lowelldw

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  • Brandon: @BeGalm

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Episode recorded September 1, 2021.

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