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Oh, Snap: The Anti-Creep Climate Initiative’s Webzine Fighting Ecofascism

Oh, Snap: The Anti-Creep Climate Initiative’s Webzine Fighting Ecofascism

September 8, 2022

It’s a full house this month! Lindsay and Brandon are joined by the six-member superhero team that makes up the Anti-Creep Climate Initiative to discuss their webzine, “Against the Ecofascist Creep” The Initiative is made up of the following: 

  • April Anson, Assistant Professor of Public Humanities at San Diego State University, core faculty for the Institute for Ethics and Public Policy, and affiliate faculty in American Indian Studies.
  • Cassie Galentine, doctoral candidate in English at the University of Oregon. 
  • Shane Hall, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Salisbury University. 
  • Alex Menrisky, Assistant Professor in English and affiliate faculty in American Studies at the University of Connecticut, and the author of Wild Abandon: American Literature and the Identity Politics of Ecology
  • Bruno Seraphin, doctoral candidate in sociocultural Anthropology with a graduate minor in American Indian and Indigenous Studies at Cornell University.

For more on the Anti-Creep Climate Initiative and the webzine: 

Webzine: https://www.asle.org/features/stemming-the-creep-of-ecofascism-a-primer/ 

ACCI Email: ThanosWasAnEcofascist@gmail.com 

April: @AprilAnson 

Cassie: @CassieGalentine 

Alex: @AlexMenrisky and https://www.alexmenrisky.com/; Alex also appeared on the April 2021 episode of EcoCast

Bruno: @BrunoMarzipan 

ASLE EcoCast:

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  • Lindsay Jolivette: @lin_jolivette
  • Brandon Galm: @BeGalm

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Episode recorded August 18, 2022.

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Empires in Ruin: A Conversation with Rina Garcia Chua and Jeffrey Santa Ana

Empires in Ruin: A Conversation with Rina Garcia Chua and Jeffrey Santa Ana

August 10, 2022

This month Lindsay and Brandon are joined by Rina Garcia Chua and Jeffrey Santa Ana to discuss their recent edited collection Empire and Environment: Ecological Ruin in the Transpacific. Rina is an incoming Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow in the Humanities at Simon Fraser University and she completed her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Jeffrey is an associate professor of English and affiliated faculty in Asian and Asian American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University. Among other things, the group discusses cigar-smoking monsters, the recent edited collection, and problems with the word “anthropocene.” Co-editors of the collection, Heidi Amin-Hong and Zhou Xiaojing, were unable to join the episode due to scheduling conflicts.

For more on Rina and Jeff: 

Twitter: @RinaGarciaChua 

Website: https://www.rinagarciachua.com/

Empire and Environment: https://www.press.umich.edu//11580516 

ASLE EcoCast:

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  • Lindsay Jolivette: @lin_jolivette
  • Brandon Galm: @BeGalm

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Episode recorded July 19, 2022.

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Two Years Strong and Growing

Two Years Strong and Growing

July 7, 2022

Another episode and another year older! That’s right, this episode marks TWO years of ASLE EcoCast! Thank you so much to everyone who’s joined us on this ride and to our incredible guests for sharing their awesome work with us.

This month is a special episode just to celebrate: we have excerpts from a wonderful short story by Cynthia Zhang, “what the water gave.” After Cynthia introduces us to the story and her work, Lindsay does an excellent reading of the story (with a little character voicework help from Brandon). 

For more on Cynthia: 

Twitter: @cz_writes

Website: czscribbles.wixsite.com

Xenocultivars: Stories of Queer Growth: https://www.speculativelyqueer.com/collections/all/products/xenocultivars-stories-of-queer-growth-paperback

Cynthia’s debut novel, After the Dragons: https://www.stelliform.press/index.php/cynthia-zhang-after-the-dragons/ 

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Episode recorded June 28, 2022.

Excerpts of “what the water gave” recite with permission from Speculatively Queer.

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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

ASLE EcoCast:

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  • 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 

ASLE EcoCast:

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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 

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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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Episode recorded October 22, 2021.

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