Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment is the first English language anthology that presents ecocritical research on northern European literatures and cultures.
Water, Animals, and Arctic Climate Change: An International Symposium The symposium will shift the focus from purely textual ecocriticism to the recent breakthroughs in material ecocriticism and explore the creative role of materiality in narrative meaning-making.
We face an unparalleled historical situation of global multispecies suffering, variously known as the Anthropocene, or the New Climatic Regime, and signalled by alarming states of exposure and precarity in more-than-human worlds. The question of how to nurture liveable futures for 'us' – while also asking who and what might be included in this 'us' and with what consequences – depends on our abilities and willingness to re-negotiate means of entering into relations and, indeed, conversations with nonhumans, be they other species, microbes or machines.
In the BifrostOnline guest blog environmental humanities scholar Serpil Oppermann looks at fiction of human bioturbation and unpacks what we are beginning to understand about the risks involved in changing subterranean environments as we extract resources ever more aggressively.