A space for discussion, collaboration, and resource sharing for studies of the ecological and environmental humanities.
James L. Smith deposited EcoGothic, Ecohorror and Apocalyptic Entanglement in Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Tales of the Black Freighter in the group Environmental Humanities on Humanities Commons 4 weeks, 1 day ago
This essay explores the ecoGothic resonances of Tales of the Black Freighter, a dark
pirate tale embedded within Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ 1986-87
postmodern DC graphic novel. By providing a grim prism for themes such as nuclear
paranoia, the monstrous transformation of the self, and the horrifying possibilities of
Gabriela Méndez Cota deposited Policing the Environmental Conjuncture: Structural Violence in Mexico and the National Assembly of the Environmentally Affected in the group Environmental Humanities on Humanities Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
In this article, I contextualise the emergence and describe the political processes of a grassroots mobilisation against the structural violence of neoliberalism in Mexico in order to suggest the necessity of re-thinking conjunctural analysis in a posthegemonic direction. The National Assembly of the Environmentally Affected (ANAA) is a nationwide…[Read more]
As Kashmir faces new challenges, our forms of allyship must also evolve. Perhaps we can learn some lessons from its kitchens.
The abstract of my doctoral dissertation, which I defended on December 2018 at the University of Washington, with distinction.
Disrupting Maize undertakes a critical interrogation of the symbol and the staple food of the Mexican nation. As the centre of origin and genetic diversification of maize, the Mexican territory is regarded today as being under threat of irreversible ‘contamination’ by genetically engineered maize, an imported biotechnological product. When the fir…[Read more]
Repair has visibly come to the fore in recent academic and policy debates, to the point that ‘repair studies’ is now emerging as a novel focus of research. Through the lens of repair, scholars with diverse backgrounds are coming together to rethink our relationships with the human-made matters, tools and objects that are the material mesh in whi…[Read more]
Julio Lambing deposited Sense of balance? Nachhaltigkeitspolitische Fragen an die Distributed Ledger Technologie und Smart Contract Systeme in the group Environmental Humanities on Humanities Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
Distributed ledger technology and the development of digital smart contracts have the potential for a new disruptive technology. Applications based on them could find their way into the management of many areas of every day life. However, they also carry certain risks for sustainable development of our society. This paper is intended as a…[Read more]
A report published by the Sutton Trust and Social Mobility Commission this week, ‘Elitist Britain’, found that two fifths (39%) of Britain’s ‘leading people’ were educated privately, more than five times as many as in the population as a whole, with almost one quarter (24%) graduating from Oxbridge. I therefore thought it would be timely to publis…[Read more]
This article explores three facets of green space within a medieval monastic context: its origin, its effects and properties and the way it was shaped into an expression of power. We learn a great deal about the history of green space through the nuances of monastic thought and vice versa. The term ‘green space’ in a medieval context may ini…[Read more]
This essay ruminates the ethics of a co-implicated, bounded dependence between objects (human and otherwise) that are always in some sense withdrawing from each other but also always together in a some-place labeled “here”: the world (where no Absolute or Outside vantage point is possible or habitable). This essay also considers the possibility,…[Read more]
Composting is a material labor whereby old scraps are transformed—through practices of care and attention—into nutrient-rich new soil. In this provocation, we develop “composting” as a material metaphor to tell a particular story about the environmental humanities. Building on Donna Haraway’s work, we insist “it matters what compostable…[Read more]
Introduction to America After Nature: Democracy, Culture, Environment
Juliane Braun deposited “Strange beasts of the sea”: Captain Cook, the sea otter and the creation of a transoceanic American empire in the group Environmental Humanities on Humanities Commons 4 months, 2 weeks ago
On 12 July 1776, Captain James Cook and his crew left England in search of the famed
Northwest Passage. Spanish, French, and Russian explorers before him had set out to
find this Arctic waterway, which was thought to link the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans
and promised to open up a new, more direct trading route with Asia. After seven
ZeroDeath is a digital poem that is conceived from the transhumanism philosophy of defeating death by technology. Though, digital revolution makes everything possible but the poet remains attached to Yahweh
Cyberpoésies d’engagement est une collection de deux poèmes numériques: Ifrikiya lève-toi! et Lettre aux Nations Unies. Bien que le dernier poème ait été publié sur Core, celui-ci reste la version définitive.
Lettre à Union Africaine est un poème numérique qui exprime la philosophie de la supranégritude. Il dénonce le joue de blâmer les Colons au lieu de diriger bien les citoyens.
Letter to the African Union is a digital poem which expresses supranegritude philosophy that denounces the game of pushing blame on colonial masters instead of working for the compatriots.
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