Tag: environment

If It Could Be Wrapped


Excerpted from Water Writing - an essay; presented as part of the ebr Critical Ecologies thread; concurrent with a literary Festschrift in honor of Joseph McElroy’s lifework.

Review of Stacy Alaimo's Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self


Beginning his review by reflecting on the book’s cover art, John Bruni speculates that a punk aesthetic runs throughout Alaimo’s posthuman environmentalism. Providing brief treatments of each chapter, he argues that the book’s trans-corporeal understanding of the relationship between bodies and places disrupts “the very heart of what we know about ourselves.”

Finding the Human in "the messy, contingent, emergent mix of the material world": Embodiment, Place, and Materiality in Stacy Alaimo's Bodily Natures


In this review Veronica Vold charts the posthuman environmental ethic in Stacy Alaimo’s Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self and notes how the text draws together issues of race, (dis)ability, and the environment in a way that disrupts the boundaries between bodies and places.

Awesome and Terrifying


In his review of Lee Rozelle’s Ecosublime, Andrew McMurry offers a contrasting understanding of the sublime as a term describing our
closure to nature, not our openness.

Attractions Around Mount St. Helens


Joseph McElroy shares field notes and reflections from Mount St. Helens.

Observing the Observers of Systems and Environments


Linda Brigham reviews the Spring and Fall 1995 issues of Cultural Critique.

Scared Straight


Carol Stabile reviews Our Stolen Future.