Affective Habitus: Coming ‘Home’

‘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. 

John Barleycorn Must Die

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 […]

The Absence of Thinking: Hannah Arendt and the Totalitarianism of Ecocide

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.