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!
C. S. Lewis’s Narnia series drew much attention in the field of ecocriticism and literature studies. His space trilogy seems to also be concerned with humanities connection to earth and the spiritual in creation. I wrote a that focuses on the ecocritical anthropocentric view humans possess of creation and the hierarchy placed upon all living … [Read more…]
There is nothing like a beautiful lake to inspire a reader or writer to their art. Nature cures the soul afflicted by monotony. The picture above is of the hot springs I visited at Travertine. The hot springs was just fifteen minutes down a dirt path off the road in Bodie. Lovely nature walk and … [Read more…]
Ireland is a little gem of a country situated just to the West of the UK. The popular image of Ireland is that it has green countryside, friendly people, and a limitless supply of Guinness running 24/7 in every establishment. We’re glad to say that in this case the stereotype is true. Coming into Ireland … [Read more…]