No Time To Defend The Pre-Post-Truth World, 2017 University of Victoria
No Time To Defend The Pre-Post-Truth World, Richard Pickard
As much as the "post-truth" needs to be challenged and countered, the humanities can play a crucial role in keeping alive the understanding that the pre-post-truth world ought not to be conserved, but transformed positively. After all, this was a world marked by accelerating anthropogenic climate change, by ongoing and transforming colonialism, by racism as a structural pillar, by misogyny and sexism. The environmental humanities must retain their historic radical mission, and they will founder if they surrender such a potential.
Defending Truths, Restoring Worlds, 2017 University of North Florida
Defending Truths, Restoring Worlds, Bart H. Welling
The "post" in "post-truth" is premature, and also assigns too much importance to Brexit and the victory of Donald Trump in the US. Worst of all, it can foster the impression that people like Brexit voters and Trump supporters are irredeemably exiled in "alternative fact" bubbles beyond the reach of science, rational thought, and common decency. We have to find ways to work productively with these kinds of citizens, instead of merely condemning them, if we want to trigger both a worldwide alternative energy revolution and the revolution in politics and economics that a truly just and sustainable energy transition ...
What Rises Above The White Noise: The Possibility Of Hearing Truth In A Post-Truth World, 2017 University of Glasgow
What Rises Above The White Noise: The Possibility Of Hearing Truth In A Post-Truth World, Harriet Fraser, Rob Fraser
This installation in a valley in the UK’s Lake District National Park taps into the idea of communication, the problem of apparent fact and post-truth, and which voices are being heard when it comes to standing up for the environment. In consideration of post-truth and the confusion between fact and fiction, particularly with regard to issues about environment, this art installation explores the possibility of clarity in voices that are heard above the white noise of facts, partial truths and information overload. It is a site-specific installation, created around a single tree and a rapidly flowing river in the ...
Entering The Lake, 2017 York University, independent filmmaker
Entering The Lake, Edie Steiner
Poetry by Edie Steiner.
(Another) Battle In The Clouds, 2017 University of Calgary
(Another) Battle In The Clouds, Mél Hogan
At age ten, in 1918, Rachel Carson entered a writing contest and won. In "Battle in the Clouds", Carson wrote about the sky as a battlefield, where a soldier’s life is momentarily spared because of an act of bravery undeniable even by his enemies. They watch in awe and admiration rather than shoot. For my reimagining of the present as womb rather than grave, I reflect on the current use of the cloud in “cloud computing” to discuss the role of the internet and its material infrastructures in shaping earthly possibilities. I imagine the pace and place of awe ...
Reading Speculative Futures In A Post-Truth World, 2017 Concordia University
Reading Speculative Futures In A Post-Truth World, Rachel Webb Jekanowski
Faced with the threat of a “post-truth” world and a widening chasm of exchange between climate change deniers and environmentalists, I argue that future-orientated literary and media speculative fictions—which I term “speculative futures”—offer a means of building lines of communication across social and political divisions. This thought piece on “The Environmental Humanities in a Post-Truth World” mediates upon the potentiality of speculative futures as theory, social bridge-building, and pedagogical tool. Speculative fictions (especially those that address environmental justice, and anti-colonial and feminist politics) use storytelling and future imaginaries to challenge political falsehoods and imagine more ecological, de-colonized futures.
Handling Challenging Student Situations, 2017 Marian University - Indianapolis
Handling Challenging Student Situations, Ruth Rodgers, Karen Candlish, Marla Smith
Fall Faculty Development Conference
Today’s classroom can be a challenging learning environment. In this session we will share best practices, suggestions, and Marian University resources to support student learning environments. We will explore setting boundaries; what to do when students become agitated or hostile (in person or online); classroom disruptions; health issues (anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, chronic physical issues, etc.); and requests for accommodations. We will discuss identifying students who require additional assistance and share suggestions for student referrals to support services.
From The Tundra To The Trenches By Eddy Weetaltuk, 2017 University of Calgary
From The Tundra To The Trenches By Eddy Weetaltuk, Vivian M. Hansen
Review of Eddy Weetaltuk's From the Tundra to the Trenches.
Boundary Layer: Exploring The Genius Between Worlds By Kem Luther, 2017 independent scholar
Boundary Layer: Exploring The Genius Between Worlds By Kem Luther, Mary H. Scriver Rev.
Review of Kem Luther's Boundary Layer: Exploring the Genius Between Worlds.
The Child To Come: Life After The Human Catastrophe By Rebekah Sheldon, 2017 University of British Columbia
The Child To Come: Life After The Human Catastrophe By Rebekah Sheldon, Nathan Tebokkel
Review of Rebekah Sheldon's The Child to Come: Life after the Human Catastrophe.
Bridging Training Gaps In Leadership Capacity: A Critical Approach To Assessment And Evaluation For Program Improvement And Development, Alysia Ballinger
This research paper seeks to explore leadership capacity of Civil Service employees whose job it is to develop young adults with job skills and positive life changes within the framework of a modern-day workforce development program serving industry needs within environmental conservation work. The purpose of this study is to identify gaps in training and program functions so that recommendations could be made towards increasing leadership capacity of Civil Service employees as well as program development. The use of both feminist and institutional cultural theories informs the philosophical framework of this paper. These help to explain the case study’s ...
Littoral, 2017 Independent scholar/poet
Littoral, Robie Liscomb
Poetry by Robie Liscomb
Three Poems, 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University
Three Poems, Maureen Scott Harris
Poetry by Maureen Scott Harris
Three Poems, 2017 University of Florida
Three Poems, Madison P. Jones Iv
Poetry by Madison Jones
Escargatoire, 2017 University of Alberta
Escargatoire, Simon Orpana
Poetry by Simon Orpana
Qigong Dancer, 2017 Farleigh Dickinson University
Qigong Dancer, Andrea L. Nicki
Poetry by Andrea L. Nicki
Singing Meadow: The Adventure Of Creating A Country Home By Peri Phillips Mcquay, 2017 Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Singing Meadow: The Adventure Of Creating A Country Home By Peri Phillips Mcquay, Randy Lee Cutler
Review of Peri Phillips McQuay's Singing Meadow: The Adventure of Creating a Country Home.
Creaturely Love: How Desire Makes Us More And Less Than Human By Dominic Pettman, 2017 Dawson College
Creaturely Love: How Desire Makes Us More And Less Than Human By Dominic Pettman, Gina M. Granter
Review of Dominic Pettman's Creaturely Love: How Desire Makes Us More and Less than Human.
Otolith By Emily Nilsen, 2017 none.
Otolith By Emily Nilsen, Christine Lowther
Review of Emily Nilsen's Otolith.
The Once And Future Great Lakes Country: An Ecological History By John L. Riley, 2017 Redeemer University College
The Once And Future Great Lakes Country: An Ecological History By John L. Riley, Deborah C. Bowen
Review of John L. Riley's The Once and Future Great Lakes Country: An Ecological History.