Archive for 2014

December Update December 24th, 2014

This month I spent many of my working days writing an article on John Buchan, the prolific British novelist who became Canada’s governor general in 1935.  Titled “John Buchan, Conservation, and the Democracy of Nature,” the essay examines Buchan’s passion for green spaces and his advocacy for the conservation of wildlife both in Britain and in Canada.  In […]

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November Update November 25th, 2014

This month I’ve been busy working on three different writing projects.  Most of my time has been devoted to editing essays for my book on Transatlantic Literary Ecologies, which is under contract at Ashgate Publishing.  But I’ve also found time to complete a draft of an essay on “Animals, Romanticism, and the Indian Atlantic” for the Edinburgh Companion to Transatlantic Studies […]

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PAMLA 2014 in Riverside, California October 24th, 2014

Next week I’ll be heading to Riverside, California, to attend the 2014 conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), whose theme this year is “Familiar Spirits.”  In my role as the liaison between PAMLA and the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), I’ve organized four ASLE co-sponsored Ecocriticism sessions for […]

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