Environmental Humanities Book Chat is a joint project by the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture & Environment (EASLCE) and ESEH. The EH Book Chat brings together one scholar with a background in literary criticism and another who studies environmental history to discuss a book with wide relevance to both fields. We hope this joint effort will spur interdisciplinary cooperation between scholars working on environmental humanities topics in Europe and elsewhere. The EH Book Chat is available as a semi-annual podcast video series.
In the fourth edition of the Environmental Humanities Book Chat, Catrin Gersdorf (University of Würzburg) and Sarah Elkind (San Diego State University) join moderator Hannes Bergthaller to discuss Stephanie LeMenager’s Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. For further details, visit the publisher’s website.
The third edition of the Environmental Humanities Book Chat is devoted to Adrian Ivakhiv’s Ecologies of the Moving Image: Cinema, Affect, Nature. Anna Åberg (Royal Institute of Technology) and Seth Peabody (Harvard University) discuss the book with moderator Hannes Bergthaller (National Chung-Hsing University and Würzburg University).
In this edition of the Environmental Humanities Book Chat, Dave Kinkela (SUNY Fredonia) and Robert Marzec (Purdue University) discuss Jacob Darwin Hamblin’s Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism with moderator Dolly Jørgensen (Umeå University).
Arming Mother Nature was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. See the publisher’s website for more details.
In the inaugural edition of the Environmental Humanities Book Chat, Stefania Barca (Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal) and Greg Garrard (University of British Columbia, Okanagan) discuss Rob Nixon’s Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor.
Slow Violence and Environmentalism of the Poor was published by Harvard University Press in 2011. For more information, please visit the publisher’s website.