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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.

    (Mis)Conceptions of Antarctica with Dr. Leane!

    (Mis)Conceptions of Antarctica with Dr. Leane!

    In our second episode of our polar environmental humanities series, we jump from the landscape paintings of the circumpolar north to the southern continent of Antarctica and speak with Dr. Elizabeth Leane at the University of Tasmania! As a Professor of Antarctic Studies, we discuss her work on perceptions of Antarctica historically and also sensorially. From pandemic misconceptions of cleanliness and silence on the continent to science fiction and Antarctic tourism, Leane walks us through the complex histories of the South Pole. We have one more episode in the series coming out next month!
     
    For more on Elizabeth:
     
    Twitter: @elizabeth_leane
    Email: Elizabeth.Leane@utas.edu.au
    LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-leane-ab10706b
     
    ASLE EcoCast:
    If you have an idea for an episode, please submit your proposal here: https://forms.gle/Y1S1eP9yXxcNkgWHA  
    Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast
    Lindsay Jolivette: @lin_jolivette
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    Episode recorded March 26, 2024.

    • 41 min
    Landscape Paintings of the Circumpolar North: Polar Environmental Humanities Series Episode 1

    Landscape Paintings of the Circumpolar North: Polar Environmental Humanities Series Episode 1

    This is the first episode in our polar environmental humanities series with Dr. Isabelle Gapp from the University of Aberdeen! We met to discuss her new book, "A Circumpolar Landscape", and the fascinating comparisons between Scandinavian and Canadian landscape painting beyond national borders. We discuss the way the paintings can often exhibit masculine performativity in their erasures and how the painters are nostalgically reminiscing about a landscape changing in front of their eyes from colonial environmental degradation, making the landscapes they painted an "environmental history [that] had become a memory". Stay tuned for two more episodes in this series!
     
    For more on Isabelle:
    Twitter: @issy_gapp
    Instagram: @isabellegapp
    Website: https://isabellegapp.com/
    Email: isabelle.gapp@abdn.ac.uk
     
    ASLE EcoCast:
    If you have an idea for an episode, please submit your proposal here: https://forms.gle/Y1S1eP9yXxcNkgWHA  
    Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast
    Lindsay Jolivette: @lin_jolivette
    If you’re enjoying the show, please consider subscribing, sharing, and writing reviews on your favorite podcast platform(s)!
    Episode recorded March 6, 2024.
    CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

    • 54 min
    Making Photography Material: Siobhan Angus and The Elemental History of Photography

    Making Photography Material: Siobhan Angus and The Elemental History of Photography

    Our conversation with Professor Angus discusses her brand-new book Camera Geologica: An Elemental History of Photography. As the title suggests, Angus connects photography with the materials that make it possible: bitumen, silver, platinum, iron, uranium, and rare earth elements. Each has been used at various points in photography's history to physically produce an image, and Siobhan tells us how photography doesn't exist without the mine and extraction. If, in Rob Nixon's words, capitalism "extract[s] in order to abstract", then Camera Geologica is undermining this abstraction by enmeshing photography with its material origin.
     
     
    For more on Siobhan Angus:
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/siobhanangus
    Website: https://www.siobhanangus.com/
     
    ASLE EcoCast:
    If you have an idea for an episode, please submit your proposal here: https://forms.gle/Y1S1eP9yXxcNkgWHA  
    Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast
    Lindsay Jolivette: @lin_jolivette
     
    If you’re enjoying the show, please consider subscribing, sharing, and writing reviews on your favorite podcast platform(s)!
     
    Episode recorded March 22, 2024.
    CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

    • 44 min
    Agrotopias: Abby Goode and the Imagined Elsewheres of American Sustainability Rhetoric

    Agrotopias: Abby Goode and the Imagined Elsewheres of American Sustainability Rhetoric

    Our conversation with Professor Goode explores her recent book Agrotopias: An American Literary History of Sustainability. Two recent phrases form the impetus of her book: "We Can't Solve the Climate Crisis Unless Black Lives Matter" and "Climate Change Is also a Racial Justice Problem". Goode traces these back to the enigmatic Thomas Jefferson to illuminate and enmesh the supposedly protoecological American past with its racist and eugenic histories by analyzing agrotopias. She defines agrotopias as "seemingly ideal worlds of agrarian stability and productive labor" (3).
     
    Below are the three texts Goode offers as examples of alternatives to Agrotopian thinking:
     
    Earth Democracy - Vandana Shiva
    Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kimmerer
    Replenishing the Earth: Spiritual Values for Healing Ourselves and the World - Wangari Maathai (As part of the Green Belt Movement)
     
    For more on Abby Goode:
     
    https://abbygoode.wordpress.com/
     
     
    ASLE EcoCast:
    If you have an idea for an episode, please submit your proposal here: https://forms.gle/Y1S1eP9yXxcNkgWHA  
    Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast
    Lindsay Jolivette: @lin_jolivette
     
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    Episode recorded February 5, 2024.
    CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

    • 41 min
    Farewelcome

    Farewelcome

    This episode is a goodbye and a hello. Brandon Galm, the creator of EcoCast in 2020 and co-host since its inception, is now stepping away from the podcast to make more time for his new roles at Cloud County Community College in North Central Kansas. We say hello to Alex Tischer, a recent graduate from Wright State in English who is now applying to English Ph.D. programs. Brandon and Alex are on either side of the Ph.D. process, and this episode discusses the co-host transition, Brandon's next endeavors, and even recounts the origin story of the podcast four years ago. Don't fret, Brandon will still be involved with the podcast here and there. Goodbyes are never easy, but Lindsay and Alex have new episodes coming soon! Stay tuned for new environmental conversations in novel and exciting fields.
     
    For more on Brandon:
     
    Email: brandonjgalm@gmail.com
     
    ASLE EcoCast:
    If you have an idea for an episode, please submit your proposal here: https://forms.gle/Y1S1eP9yXxcNkgWHA  
    Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast
    Lindsay Jolivette: @lin_jolivette
    If you’re enjoying the show, please consider subscribing, sharing, and writing reviews on your favorite podcast platform(s)!
    Episode recorded January 14, 2024.
    CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

    • 44 min
    This Episode is a Whale Oiled Machine: A Conversation with Jamie L. Jones and the History of Whaling

    This Episode is a Whale Oiled Machine: A Conversation with Jamie L. Jones and the History of Whaling

    Many apologies for the whale pun in the title, but Brandon can never resist. This month he and Lindsay chat with Jamie L. Jones, author of Rendered Obsolete: Energy Culture and the Afterlife of US Whaling. Jamie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We discuss the fascinating history of whaling in the United States, ranging from the environmentally destructive to the culturally traditional. Moby Dick may or may not be discussed; you’ll have to listen to find out!
    For more on Jamie:
    Rendered Obsolete: https://uncpress.org/book/9781469674827/rendered-obsolete/ 
    Email: jaljones@illinois.edu
    Twitter and Bluesky: @jamieljones8 
    ASLE EcoCast:
    If you have an idea for an episode, please submit your proposal here: https://forms.gle/Y1S1eP9yXxcNkgWHA  
    Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast
    Lindsay Jolivette: @lin_jolivette
    If you’re enjoying the show, please consider subscribing, sharing, and writing reviews on your favorite podcast platform(s)!
    Episode recorded November 14, 2023.
    CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

    • 39 min

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