Category Archive: essay

REFUGEE TALES III: The Foster Child’s Tale

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Refugee Tales III (ed. David Herd and Anna Pincus) is published 11th July 2019 by Comma Press. Refugee Tales is an outreach project of Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group, and all proceeds from the… 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

ANTHOLOGISING THE ANTHROPOCENE: ‘Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet’ and ‘Veer Ecology’

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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

I WAS HERE: ‘SOUVENIR’ BY ROLF POTTS

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Rolf Potts Souvenir  by Laura Waddell Recently I was in Paris for the first time in over a decade, and through a sense of obligation, spent the last of my energy walking by the… Continue reading

WHAT DID WE DO?

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By Tom White When Amber Rudd finally resigned as Home Secretary during the Windrush scandal, Theresa May was quick to maintain that she had gone not because of the “hostile environment” policy itself,… Continue reading

RULES AND IRREALIS: ‘THE ART OF NAMING’ BY MICHAEL OHL

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Michael Ohl, The Art of Naming, trans. Elisabeth Lauffer (MIT Press, 2018) Review by Victoria Wang Since the mid-eighteenth century the construction of scientific names of plant and animal species have obeyed strict rules.… Continue reading

ON ARTIFACTUAL POETRY – AN ESSAY BY ELENI CAY

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‘A poem on paper is nothing more than a piece of writing that may be used for anything that can be done with a piece of writing.’ Paul Valery, 1952   Introduction In… 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

SOME THOUGHTS ON ‘PROTEST’

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This essay is part of our Threat Levels series. In 2006, the UK passed from a seemingly more casual and non-specific BIKINI state to a more serious state of threat, varying from substantial to critical. The reference to… Continue reading

LIVES SUSPENDED: An Essay on ‘Refugee Tales’ and ‘Refugee Tales II’, edited by David Herd and Anna Pincus

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This essay is part of our Threat Levels series. In 2006, the UK passed from a seemingly more casual and non-specific BIKINI state to a more serious state of threat, varying from substantial to critical. The… Continue reading

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