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Heide Estes
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One Cheeseburger At A Time
Blitz's meat calculator will tell you how many pigs and chickens and cows you eat every year based on weekly meat consumption, and will tell you how many animals you can "save" if you switch some of your meals to vegetarian. According to the calculator, if ...
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Fifth Avenue Bike Lane
New York City is working on redesign of Fifth Avenue, and I wrote to a few of my elected officials asking them to be sure to include a protected bike lane. Here's what I wrote... ------------------------------------------ I am writing about the proposal to ...
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Ecocriticism and Environmental Studies at IMC, Leeds
This year’s International Medieval Congress has more sessions related to environment and ecocriticism than any individual can possibly attend, a strong testament to the fact that more people are taking climate issues seriously. Here’s a list. Please reply i...
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Medieval Ecocriticisms 2018: Kalamazoo, Leeds CFP
Medieval Ecocriticisms is sponsoring two sessions in summer 2018: International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2018 "Environmental Crisis and the Middle Ages (A Roundtable)" Global environmental problems and climate change are
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Eco Focused Session at Kalamazoo
Several sessions of potential interest to ecocritics and environmental historians have been convened for the International Congress on Medieval Studies starting this morning in at Western Michigan University. Many thanks to  Ilse Schweitzer VanDonkelaar  fo...
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Teaching After Trump: Digital Preservation
I wrote a post last week about how I walked into class with a lecture outline and the plans to talk about sustainability and preservation in digital humanities and found myself speechless as I realized the landscape was shifting under my feet. The following...
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Teaching After Trump: What Is A Book?
When I teach courses on medieval literature and the environment, I know that there are issues that are going to intersect with contemporary politics that I have to navigate with caution. But yesterday, when it dawned on me in the middle of a class meeting t...
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Be the Revolution. For My Mom
Last weekend, I went to the NYPL to a rally with Writers Resist and PEN America . PEN president Andrew Solomon commented that it has been, in the past, PEN's mission to protest restrictions on freedom of speech in other countries, that it's shocking that th...
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Teaching Environmental Issues (After the Election)
Three years ago, I designed Ecocriticism and Medieval England ( syllabus here, if you're interested), a senior-level, interdisciplinary capstone course for all majors. This semester's section has been interesting, given the election results that dropped int...
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