“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Qui Parle contents look good

Doesn't this look like a good roster for the forthcoming Qui Parle on ecological criticism?

Qui Parle, “At the Intersections of Ecocriticism,” Spring 2011, Issue 19.2


- Introduction by Katrina Dodson

- Stephanie LeMenager, “Petro-melancholia: the BP Blowout and the Arts of Grief,” which takes a larger ecological, historical, and social view of the ecological catastrophes to hit the Gulf Coast and charts attempts to collectively grieve through various art responses to these events (in poetry, television, film, comics, blogs, and social networking)

- Alenda Chang on video games as environmental texts

- Lawrence Buell on emerging and historical trends in ecocriticism

- Karen Barad on “Nature's Queer Performativity”: thinking through the material entanglements performed by lightning, stingray neuronal receptor cells, killer dinoflagellates, and atoms

- Timothy Morton on reorienting ecocriticism's relationship to materialism through the emerging philosophical movement speculative realism and object-oriented ontology

- Sunaura Taylor on the resonances between disability studies and animal rights frameworks, along with color plates of her animal paintings

- Alastair Hunt on destabilizing the human subject of rights that emerges from Enlightenment and Romantic discourses as a way of opening up this ethical terrain to the animal subject

- Jonathan Skinner, translation of selections from In Praise of Vagabonds (Eloge des Vagabondes), a reflection on weeds/invasive species by the French landscape architect Gilles Clément, with an introduction that considers Clément's work in relation to environmental poetics Book reviews:

- Queer Ecologies anthology, reviewed by Melinda Chen
- Vibrant Matter by Jane Bennett and Cosmopolitics I by Isabelle Stengers, reviewed by Katherine Chandler
- Climate Refugees (photography), Collectif Argus, reviewed by Yates McKee

- Throughout: Selections of ecopoetry by Harryette Mullen, Craig Dworkin, Brenda Hillman, Joan Retallac, Jonathan Skinner


Nick Guetti said...

It looks awesome! How can I get a copy?

Timothy Morton said...

Hi--it's available here