One weekend we decided to travel to Las Vegas, Nevada for a reggae concert. On the way home we drove through Red Rock National Conservation Area. It forms a large loop that wraps back around to the main highway, but for 30 minutes you drive through beautiful desert land. The mountains cradle the small valley … [Read more…]
Abstract: Anthropocentric Views of C. S. Lewis’s Silent Planet C. S. Lewis begins his space trilogy with the character Ransom in Out of the Silent Planet, journeying to a planet called Malacandra. It has long been noted that in The Chronicles of Narinia, Lewis himself demonstrated “his appreciation of the beauty of nature and his … [Read more…]
Southwest PCA/ACA Conference Wrap-Up “That’s the nice thing about collaborating with someone: Your work becomes a conversation.” ~ Noah Baumbach The Southwest PCA/ACA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico resulted in just that–a collaboration of brilliant academic minds on popular culture criticism. There were some great Eco-Crit panels at this conference!