‘Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions’ is ASLEC-ANZ’s biennal conference being held at the Australian National University, Canberra (June 19-21). In this post, Evelyn elaborates a rich response to the conference’s topic that takes us on a journey across various habitats, exploring their affective impact on connection, identity and belonging.
Evelyn tells us about Warneet, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, “but not as others can.” Read her personal, poetic and exquite engagement with this place, and be prepared to breath with the mangroves, travel with the birds and drift in and out with the tide as you do.
Emma’s literary studies generally focus upon late-twentieth literature (science fiction novels to be precise, which via her ecocritical perspective, seem to fit Dan Bloom’s description of clifi). However, one of the novel’s she has been analysing begins with an epigraph from a traditional English folksong (circa 1650s), her thoughts about which she shares in this […]
Melbourne based artist Debbie Symons discusses the role contemporary art can play in sensitising a society desensitised to mass species extinction.
Words, water, world. Do words separate us or connect us to each other and the world? In this post find out what answer Japanese film The Great Passage prompted post author Emma Nicoletti to arrive at.
King’s Park in Western Australia sits high on a ridge overlooking Perth’s city skyline and the Swan River. Every spring its botanical garden delights as the carefully tended collection of Australian native flora paint the flower beds in bursts of colour. See some of this year’s spring collection in this post.
“It’s 2013, can I please have my popular ecology without the macho chest-banging?” Reviewing rewilding–Alanna Myer’s insightful review of George Monbiot’s latest book Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding.
Cities without humans: terrifying, hopeful or something else altogether? In this post Emma Nicoletti muses over these questions as she muses over plants emerging between cracks in a carpark.
As Cathy Fitzgerald reminds us in the preamble to this article’s first publication, it’s “important to think about ecocide deeply as it affects us all”. So what does Hannah Arendt, one of the key thinkers of the 20th century, have to say on the topic of ecocide? Read on to find out.
“Reduce, reuse and recycle” seems to be at the heart of Toy Story 3‘s “environmental” theme. This is the third of 3 posts that considers how this theme is worked out in the third of the Toy Story saga.