Month: November 2019

Exploring Queer Ecology

Nicole Seymour’s section in Companion to Environmental Studies on Queer Ecology cover’s queer ecology as a conceptual framework for understanding the intersection of sexual and environmental issues. It considers how heterosexuality in particular as a human norm influences how we relate with the natural world. Activism and art have been a large part of this…

Analysis and Results

My preliminary analysis and results are composed of mainly a variety of collected sources on the debate around the Anthropocene and other proposed “-cenes”. These include Marisol De La Cadena’s “Uncommoning Nature”, Jaskiran Dhillon’s “Indigenous Resurgence”, Donna Haraway’s “Staying with the Trouble”, TJ Demos’s “Against the Anthropocene”, and Heather Davis’s “On the Importance of a…

Framework Outline: Art for a New Epoch

The process of condensing my abstract collection of theories and thoughts into a grounded, doable outline took me in directions I was not planning to go. Careful research about Eco-Art, Activism, and “New” Materialism, as well as their critiques, all while considering how/why artists create worlds, lead me to many discussions of the controversial Anthropocene.…

Next Steps

The majority of this weeks focus was spent on finishing my annotated bibliography and isms map. I ended up enjoying writing my annotated bibliography because I found some sources that I am really excited to read in more detail. The annotated bibliography and isms map helped me begin to organize my thoughts and thesis topics…