Eradicating Ecocide in Ireland – send letter to Phil Hogan now

Ecocide law campaigner Polly Higgins came to Belfast, N. Ireland on 11 Feb 2014. Cathy Fitzgerald details her talk, how the Green Party of Ireland and Northern Ireland and Friends of the Earth are bringing the urgent necessity of an international law for Ecocide for all our futures, to growing audiences across Ireland and N. Ireland

art, sustainability and modern society at univeristy college cork

I have been very fortunate to have been invited to speak at a new course at University College Cork (UCC's) next week, Oct 16 2012, on art, sustainability and community. It's to UCC's credit in designing such a course when so much national focus is currently on the demise of the economy and rarely on…Read more art, sustainability and modern society at univeristy college cork

Stories from the field and forest seminar at Red Stables, 17 July Dublin

Stories from the field & forest seminar at Red Stables 4-6pm, 17 July Dublin (image:Red Stables 2012) P Are you an artist, botanist, gardener, horticulturist or interested member of the public? Would you like to take part in a discussion on art and ecology? I've been asked recently to join this seminar and talk about my…Read more Stories from the field and forest seminar at Red Stables, 17 July Dublin

The Environmental Humanities via filmmaker/video artist Peter Norrman and collaborators

'The Environmental Humanities'(2012) via filmmaker/video artist Peter Norrman and collaborators . I've been delighted to have been recently asked to be a contributor on the US/international ecomediastudies.org website. The website has a excellent resource page of key academic books and references and really useful, it has a page dedicated to journal calls for papers, conferences.…Read more The Environmental Humanities via filmmaker/video artist Peter Norrman and collaborators

Are you an ecocritic? See if you meet these 6 points…

I've started to look more closely at ecocriticism, an area of relatively new activity in Literature theory in the past 15 years. In very recent years such activities are spreading to ecocritical examinations of other cultural forms, for e.g. cinema. (I know, its surprising how recent this all is, considering the state of the earth…Read more Are you an ecocritic? See if you meet these 6 points…

ecocriticism in film book 2010

what is ecocinema? an evolving term

Ecocinema Is a  term originally from a 2004 Scott MacDonald  'Towards an ecocinema' article. It was further explored in 2010 in Framing the world, explorations in ecocriticism and film, edited by Paula Willoquet-Maricondi (I have written a short post about this book here). From that book ecocinematic films were classified as follows:ecocinematic films:-‘are films thatovertly engage…Read more what is ecocinema? an evolving term

breathing with the alder: C fitzgerald 2011

a glossary of ecocritical terms

breathing with the alder: video still   c fitzgerald, 2011 A very useful glossary of ecocritical terms can be found in Lawrence Buell's excellent overview 'the Future of environmental criticism - environmental crisis and literary imagination' (2005) Most ecocritical thought has developed in literary studies. Only very recently, post 2004, has activity occurred in film /…Read more a glossary of ecocritical terms