Summaries of the EASLCE Webinars from 2020 onwards. For earlier summaries please visit the EALSCE website.
Summary of the 18th EASLCE Webinar: Realism(s) in the Anthropocene, Representational and Ethical Challenges
On 16 April, a group of early career scholars interested in the Environmental Humanities joined Prof Adeline Johns-Putra for a discussion about the capacity of literary realism to address the challenges of the Anthropocene.
On 2 March, a group of aspiring ecocritics joined Dr André Krebber (University of Kassel, Germany) to discuss the interrelation of aesthetics and the non-human. The different readings and cultural productions elicited a lively conversation about the possibilities of aesthetics beyond the human, speciecism, perception, imitation, and other aspects.
The webinar began with an introduction into three of the main concepts around which this webinar was structured: cognitive narratology, (liberated) embodied simulation, and (authorial) strategic empathy.
On 2 May we joined Dr Greg Garrard for a discussion on climate scepticism and his concept of Brexit Ecocriticism.
On 6 April 2020 seven enthusiastic ecocritics from various countries in Europe joined Dr Scott Slovic from the University of Idaho to discuss the values, opportunities and challenges of capitalising on their research to become public intellectuals.