Content Index

This collection of studies provides valuable historical contexts for making sense of contemporary environmental challenges facing Latin America.

An account of the 1795 mass drowning on Lough Derg in Ireland’s County Donegal.

This article explores the social and ecological legacies of the peat industry in Russia and the different meanings that people attach to peatlands after the end of peat extraction.

Object Oriented Environs takes its cue from the philosophical movement Object-Oriented Ontology in the hope of provoking a conversation about how early modernists, or humanists in general, parse the question of matter, of things. This collection emerged from a session of the Shakespeare Association of America meeting in 2014.

Adam Amir follows decolonizing and feminist methodologies to develop a form of communal participatory video production for portraying the last 300 remaining Cross River gorillas and their role in indigenous values and conservation efforts.

Manish Chandi reviews the book Conservation from the Margins, edited by Umesh Srinivasan and Nandini Velho.

Megan Youdelis reviews the book In Defense of Public Lands: The Case against Privatization and Transfer by Steven Davis.

In this article, Sasha Litvintseva examines the history and materiality of asbestos to theorize toxic embodiment through the mutuality of the haptic sense and the breaching of boundaries of inside and outside. She develops this through an analysis of her own film project Asbestos (2016), shot at the mining town of Asbestos, Quebec.

In this selection of poems, Adam Dickinson focuses on the “outside” that is the “inside,” thereby drawing attention to the coextensive and intra-active nature of the body with its environment and the consequent implications for linking the human to the nonhuman and the personal to the global in environmental ethics.

Michael Marder interprets the “toxic flood” we are living or dying through as a global dump. On his reading, multiple levels of existence—from the psychic to the physiological, from the environmental-elemental to the planetary—are being converted into a dump, a massive and still growing hodgepodge of industrial and consumer by-products and emissions; shards of metaphysical ideas and theological dreams; radioactive materials; light, sound, and other modes of sensory pollution; pesticides and herbicides; and so forth.