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EcoCast: Environmental Conversations On Creative Art, Scholarship, and Teaching. The official podcast of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). Each episode features interviews with guests sharing their scholarship, creative work, or teaching.

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EcoCast: Environmental Conversations On Creative Art, Scholarship, and Teaching. The official podcast of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). Each episode features interviews with guests sharing their scholarship, creative work, or teaching.

    Mapping Stories: Lowell Wyse and Ecospatiality

    Mapping Stories: Lowell Wyse and Ecospatiality

    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


    Ecospatiality: https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609387747/ecospatiality


    Tacoma Tree Foundation: https://www.tacomatreefoundation.org/ 


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


    Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast

    Jemma: @Geowrites

    Brandon: @BeGalm


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    Episode recorded September 1, 2021.


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    • 38 min
    Plants as Objects of Desire: A Conversation with Jared Margulies and Gina Stamm

    Plants as Objects of Desire: A Conversation with Jared Margulies and Gina Stamm

    In this month’s episode, we sit down with Jared Margulies and Gina Stamm to talk about their collaborative research into the wild and wonderful world of rare plant traders and collectors, and its intersection with psychoanalytic literary analysis and environmental humanities. Both Jared and Gina work at the University of Alabama: Jared is an Assistant Professor of Political Ecology, and Gina is an Assistant Professor of French.


    Gina’s most recent publication can be found here: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/800870/summary 

    For more on Jared, find him on Twitter: @jaredmargulies or at his website: jaredmargulies.com.


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


    Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast

    Jemma: @Geowrites

    Brandon: @BeGalm


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    Episode recorded April 11, 2021.


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    • 44 min
    “Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?”: Speculative Fiction in the Anthropocene with Marc DiPaolo

    “Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?”: Speculative Fiction in the Anthropocene with Marc DiPaolo

    This month, we’re happy to share our conversation with Marc DiPaolo, Associate Professor of English at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, to discuss his most recent non-fiction book Fire and Snow: Climate Fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones. In this episode, we talk about the role that fantasy plays in environmental discourse--both within fantasy literature and in the surrounding fandom.


    For more on Marc, including links to purchase his books:


    https://drdipaolo.wixsite.com/marc


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


    Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast


    Jemma: @Geowrites


    Brandon: @BeGalm


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    Episode recorded January 7, 2021.


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    • 38 min
    ASLE EcoCast Quick Fictions 2021

    ASLE EcoCast Quick Fictions 2021

    It’s our birthday! In this episode, we reflect on the first year of EcoCast, and then hear 25 environmentally-themed Quick Fictions. You can find bios of all the contributors below, in alphabetical order by first name.


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


    Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast


    Jemma: @Geowrites


    Brandon: @BeGalm


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    QUICK FICTION AUTHOR BIOS (alphabetical order by first name):


    Abi Curtis is Professor of Creative Writing at York St John University where she runs the MA and MFA programmes. She is the author of two poetry collections, Unexpected Weatherand The Glass Delusion, and a speculative flood novel Water & Glass. She is currently completing a novel set on the Kent coast featuring an alien, and writing a co-authored New Critical Idiom book Speculative Fiction. She is on the editorial board for Gold SF, an imprint for feminist science fiction from Goldsmiths Press.


    Andrew Hadfield is Professor of English at the University of Sussex. His most recent book is John Donne: In the Shadow of Religion (2021).


    Ashwarya Samkaria, a Masters in English Literature (University of Delhi) and a Masters in Performance Studies (Ambedkar University Delhi) is currently working as an independent researcher whose publications in journals on Ecocriticism in Indian Fiction and on Body and Performance are forthcoming. She is also trained in the (neo)classical dance form Odissi and has performed extensively in India and abroad. Her areas of interest are performance studies, ecocriticism, postcolonialism, gender studies, and creative writing.


    Barbara Krystal is a Marine Biologist and Author. She is writing a dissertation questioning the traits we use to define the human when we come into contact with marine invertebrates. 


    Basak Almaz is a graduate of English Language and Literature and a grad student of American Culture and Literature at Hacettepe University, Turkey. She is a research assistant at Istanbul Aydin University and writing her MA thesis on the relation between climate change and neoliberalism through sci-fi novels of Kim Stanley Robinson.


    Christopher Collier is an educator and ecological advocate, working at the intersection of art and cultural ecology. With a background in academia and community art, he currently teaches at Anglia Ruskin University, and City Lit college in London, England, as well as regularly facilitating workshops in a variety of contexts. He is a volunteer Ranger with the London National Park City organisation.


    Erik Lauks is a writer living in Munich. Currently occupied by consciousness.


    Huiying Ng works to expand the possibility of agroecological landscapes in Southeast Asia - she is a doctoral researcher at the Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, and an occasional-editor of Foodscape Pages, a journa-zine dedicated to food, community and inspiration in Southeast Asia. She has performed and created installations in group residencies with soft/WALL/studs (Yogyakarta) and Heroines’ Wave (Bangkok), and will have a speculative fiction piece in print in Antennae’s next issue, Uncontainable Natures. She also writes a Substack on food, commons and ag! Find her on Twitter / Instagram @fuiin.


    Jada Ach is a lecturer for the Leadership and Integrative Studies Program at Arizona State University where she teaches classes in interdisciplinary and liberal studies. She is the author of Sand, Water, Salt: Managing the Elements in Literature of the American West, 1880-1925 (Texas Tech UP, in press) and coeditor of Reading Aridity in Western American Literature (Lexington Books, 2020). Her poetry has appeared in New South, The Dalhousie Review, and elsewhere.


    James Burt is a writer and computer programmer. 


    Kate Wrigh

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    ASLE Spotlight Series 3: A Sense of Urgency

    ASLE Spotlight Series 3: A Sense of Urgency

    This special episode features the audio recording from ASLE's Spotlight Series's second episode "Water Works," held on April 16, 2021.


    Co-hosts: April Anson and Rahul Mukherjee


    Panelists: Hsuan L. Hsu, Vicent Ialenti, Müge Gedik (representing the Liberal Arts Collective at the Pennsylvania State University), and Gretchen E. Henderson


    For more information on ASLE's Spotlight Series, including registering for upcoming virtual events, visit: https://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-news/spotlight-series-2021/ 


     


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    Ice In Your Veins: Antarctica in the Anthropocene with Marissa Grunes

    Ice In Your Veins: Antarctica in the Anthropocene with Marissa Grunes

    In this episode, we have a wonderful conversation with Marissa Grunes about the literal and literary awe and fascination humans have had for Antarctica. Marissa is an Environmental Fellow at Harvard University Center for the Environment, where she is at work on a narrative nonfiction book, Incognita: A Portrait of Antarctica. She studied Comparative Literature in German and Spanish at Yale, and earned her PhD in English Lit from Harvard, where she studied nineteenth century American literature and log cabins.


    For more on Marissa:


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gone_Incognita

    Website: marissagrunes.com


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


    Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast


    Jemma: @Geowrites


    Brandon: @BeGalm


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    ‘Polar Autumn’ read by permission of the author, Elizabeth Bradfield.


    Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of Toward Antarctica, Once Removed, Approaching Ice, and Interpretive Work as well as Theorem, a collaboration with artist Antonia Contro. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Kenyon Review, and her honors include the Audre Lorde Prize and a Stegner Fellowship. Editor-in-chief of Broadsided Press, she works as a marine naturalist/guide and teaches creative writing at Brandeis University. www.ebradfield.com


    Other links:  www.broadsidedpress.org


    Instagram: @e.bradfield


    Twitter: @ecbradfield


    Episode recorded March 13, 2021.


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    • 57 min

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