A week ago, I decided that I was going to play Field Guide to Memory by Jeeyon Shim and Shing Yin Khor every day, and the experience has been super enjoyable so far.
The “challenge” for ecocritics is "keep[ing] one eye on the ways in which ‘nature’ is always culturally constructed, and the other on the fact that nature really exists." (Gerrard)
This year's categories: Favourite Supervillain Novel; Favourite Mythological Remix; Favourite Family Mythmaking; Favourite Weaving of History and Historical Fiction; Favourite Epistolary Mindfuck; and Favourite Bildungsroman! (Oh, and Favourite Nonfiction too!)
A graphic novel caught my eye recently, the French translation of Fourteen Wolves: A Rewilding Story by Catherine Barr and Jenni Desmond.
Split Tooth, Lettres en forêt urbaine, All Systems Red, Les brutes et la punaise, and more: there have been so many good books read this year!
Here's the round-up from between the 30th of March and the 12th of April, 2019.
This week: a post-apocalyptic novel by Aliette de Bodard in the ruins of Paris, the ethics of mining trauma for literature by Lindsay Nixon, the inimitable Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom, a critical look at IWD in Québec by Émilie Nicholas in Le Devoir, and more!
This week, let's look at a comic book collection of nonbinary fairy tales, a ritual on destroying your books to make art, a book that shows how feminism became a marketplace buzzword, and more...
This week, a critical video on Elon Musk's "Loop" by donoteat, a brilliant article on Hawaii, tourism, and decolonization by Bani Amor, and a Québecois podcast on depression and anxiety.
In this book, through pitbulls, we catch a glimpse into the absurdity of the human-dog relationship as it exists today in settler colonial North America.
> Oh, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in ’t! The Tempest, Act 5, Scene 1, 188-191 One of my