Category Archive: Climate Change

THE SEA OR THE MOUNTAIN: Two Histories of Environmental Thinking

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[A slightly modified version of this chapter will appear in Steve Mentz, Ocean (London: Bloomsbury, 2020)] By Steve Mentz The Mountain rears itself high, aloof and majestic. He sees and knows. Nothing is… Continue reading

CLIMATE CHANGE POETRY: IS IT EFFECTIVE?

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by Eveline Pye There have been several initiatives designed to encourage poets to write about climate change. Magma devoted an entire issue to climate change in 2018. Extinction Rebellion Oxford is currently soliciting… Continue reading

LEANING TOWARDS ECOSEXUAL: Greta Gaard’s ‘Critical Ecofeminism’

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ECOCRITICISM NOW: The essays, reviews, and poetry collected in this thread trace responses to the interlinked terms nature, ecology, and ecocriticism, all of which have come to occupy increasingly important roles in a… Continue reading

WHOSE ANTHROPOCENE? ‘Anthropocene Feminism’, edited by Richard Grusin

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ECOCRITICISM NOW: The essays, reviews, and poetry collected in this thread trace responses to the interlinked terms nature, ecology, and ecocriticism, all of which have come to occupy increasingly important roles in a… Continue reading

THE TWO ANACHRONISMS: An Ecocritical Response to a Review – by Steve Mentz

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ECOCRITICISM NOW: The essays, reviews, and poetry collected in this thread trace responses to the interlinked terms nature, ecology, and ecocriticism, all of which have come to occupy increasingly important roles in a… Continue reading

BEHIND THE PASTORAL: Cynan Jones’ ‘Cove’

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ECOCRITICISM NOW: The essays, reviews, and poetry collected in this thread trace responses to the interlinked terms nature, ecology, and ecocriticism, all of which have come to occupy increasingly important roles in a… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2016: Steve Mentz

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Irina Dumitrescu, ed. Rumba under Fire: The Arts of Survival from West Point to Delhi (Punctum Books) Amid laments about the crisis of the humanities, it’s good to read about the power of humanities… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2016: Tom White

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I’m a little behind on my main pick for read of year: as many GRB readers will be well aware, Maggie Nelson’s remarkable memoir and work of “auto theory” The Argonauts (Graywolf Press)… Continue reading

ANTHROPOCENE FLOTSAM: Steve Mentz’s ‘Shipwreck Modernity: Ecologies of Globalization, 1550-1719’

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ECOCRITICISM NOW: The essays, reviews, and poetry collected in this thread trace responses to the interlinked terms nature, ecology, and ecocriticism, all of which have come to occupy increasingly important roles in a… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2015: Rebecca DeWald

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Timothy Egan, The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest (Vintage, 1990) In 2015, I was lucky enough to be able to embark on a road trip, beginning in Vancouver… Continue reading