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Why We Don’t Like Wild Women

In American popular culture, from the colonial era to the present, women who venture out into wild places cannot escape the strictures of gender.

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Turning Toward

A writer’s poignant reflections on care and healing. What might happen if we all turned toward, instead of away?

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Review: Adam Trexler’s Anthropocene Fictions

A new book surveys 150 novels about climate change and makes the case for the virtues of cli-fi.

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Rhythms of Time Along the Water

The Center for Culture, History, and Environment’s Place-Based Workshop on the Mississippi River this summer inspires reflections on Mali’s critically important Niger Delta floodplain.

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Four Greco-Roman Perspectives on Humans and the Environment

What did ancient people think about human impacts on the environment? Four passages offer perspectives from Greece and Rome.

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5 Ways to Ford the Dam(n)ed Mississippi River

CHE’s upcoming place-based workshop elicits questions—and several suggestions—about how to navigate a river and its watershed.

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January 2016 Recommendations, A Farewell, and Three New Members of the Editorial Team

A few announcements plus January 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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Chloroform and Butcher Birds: Violence in Late 19th-Century Children’s Literature

Children’s novels from the nature study movement contain strikingly violent episodes, a fact that pushes us to rethink our understanding of period environmental ethics.

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Edgy Stuff: November 2015 Recommendations

November 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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Edgy Stuff: September 2015 Recommendations

September 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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