Faculty Favorites: Books for a Return to Campus

Faculty Favorites: Books for a Return to Campus

Seven scholars from a variety of fields recommend new books and classics to read this fall, with topics ranging from Indigenous resistance and Afrofuturism to Irish coastal history and nineteenth-century surfing.
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Faculty Favorites: What to Read (and Teach) in the Environmental Humanities Now

Seven environmental humanities scholars share the reading on their syllabus that they are most excited to teach this spring.
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2020 Year in Review

Reflecting on a long and difficult year, the editorial board recommends some of the essays and podcasts we've published in 2020 that have provided us new ways of looking at and thinking about the past, present, and future.
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Nine Horror Films on Haunted Places and Contested Spaces

Feed your brain and your Halloween horror habit with these nine spooky film and TV recommendations with extra credit readings and eco-interpretations offered by Edge Effects board members.
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Faculty Favorites: Reading Through the Pandemic

Six scholars recommend books and essays they're teaching this fall to navigate the pandemics of coronavirus and racial injustice.
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Living Writers on Revolution

It is not enough to read about revolution. That is just a start. We recommend voices that echo beyond the bookshelf with accounts of protests, riots, and movements.
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Caring, at a Distance

What is it to be in this body, here, now? Addie Hopes recommends what to read while we shelter in place and rethink what it means to care for one another.
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Edge Effects Imagines the Future

What does the future hold? In these essays and interviews, contributors to Edge Effects speculate about the futures of life on this planet.
Faculty Favorites: Environmental Books to Read and Teach in 2020

Faculty Favorites: Environmental Books to Read and Teach in 2020

Faculty recommend environmental books to read and teach, from a study of concrete in Buenos Aires to a memoir of Indigenous climate activism in Québec.
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2019 Year in Review

Editors recommend compelling essays, podcast episodes, and art exhibits about environmental issues published by Edge Effects in 2019.
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Faculty Favorites: Must-Read Books in Environmental Science and Technology Studies

Faculty working in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe recommend new and classic readings in environmental science and technology studies (STS).
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Eight Online Environmental Archives to Bookmark

These digital environmental archives offer a range of approaches to environmental histories, cultural practices, and ecological changes.
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Recommended Readings for a Radical Life

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, and other activists and educators recommend books that challenge the divisions of life drawn by settler colonialism, racial slavery, and the natural sciences.
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Faculty Favorites: Books for the Struggles to Come

Past is ominously prologue in these spring syllabus highlights from Gabrielle Hecht, Paul Sutter, and five other environmental scholars.
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2018 Year in Review

As 2018 draws to a close, our editors reflect on a year of climate crisis and environmental exploitation and consider the urgency of environmental art, activism, and scholarship.
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Weathering This World with Comics

Comics and graphic novels help us picture new worlds and imagine how to save our own. Four writers recommend their favorites.
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Faculty Favorites: Books That Will Change the Way You Look at the Land

Mark Fiege, Lauret Savoy, and six other environmental scholars share the reading on their syllabus that they are most excited to teach this fall.
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Watching That? Read This!

Many new movies and TV shows have complex things to say about the entanglement of culture, history, and environment. We recommend the best scholarship to help you decode them.
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Nine Women Who Are Rewriting the Environment

As we continue to celebrate Women's History Month, here is a list of new and recent work by women writers whose environmental imaginations keep us all inspired, impassioned, and ready for whatever comes next.
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Faculty Favorites: Books to Add to Your Shelf This Spring

Five professors recommend an eclectic set of environmentally focused books about animals, shopping malls, feral children, and more.
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After the Wind and the Rain: Making Sense of a Record Hurricane Season

Harvey, Irma, Maria. Why has there been so much damage, and what does it mean? A guide for reading helps make sense of disaster.
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Faculty Favorites: Fall into these Environmental Excursions

Faculty from Idaho to Washington, DC chime in on favorite environmentally focused books they are excited to teach this fall.
A Reading List To Stay Grounded On Earth Day

A Reading List To Stay Grounded On Earth Day

Recommendations of environmental history books that carry us from stardust to coal dust and back, just in time for Earth Day.
Faculty Favorites: Books for an Engaged Spring

Faculty Favorites: Books for an Engaged Spring

Environmental scholars in the United States and Europe share the books they're most excited about teaching this spring.
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Edge Effects: 2016 in Review

The Edge Effects editorial board looks back on 2016.
Edgy Stuff: October 2016 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: October 2016 Recommendations

October 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
Faculty Favorites: New Books for the Classroom

Faculty Favorites: New Books for the Classroom

Professors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison share the books and articles they're most excited about teaching this fall.
Edgy Stuff: National Parks Centennial Edition

Edgy Stuff: National Parks Centennial Edition

The Edge Effects Editorial Board's September recommendations feature content on the National Parks from around the web and beyond for the parks' Centennial.
Edgy Stuff: August 2016 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: August 2016 Recommendations

August 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
Edgy Stuff: July 2016 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: July 2016 Recommendations

July 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
Edgy Stuff: June 2016 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: June 2016 Recommendations

Announcing new editors and June 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
May 2016 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: May 2016 Recommendations

May 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
April 2016 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: April 2016 Recommendations

April 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
March 2016

Edgy Stuff: March 2016 Recommendations

March 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
Edgy Stuff: February 2016 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: February 2016 Recommendations

A special edition of our February 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board, honoring Black History Month.
January 2016 Recommendations, A Farewell, and Three New Members of the Editorial Team

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.
Edgy Stuff: November 2015 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: November 2015 Recommendations

November 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
Edgy Stuff: October 2015 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: October 2015 Recommendations

October 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
Edgy Stuff: September 2015 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: September 2015 Recommendations

September 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
Edgy Stuff: June 2015 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: June 2015 Recommendations

June 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
Edgy Stuff: May 2015 Recommendations and a New Editor-At-Large

Edgy Stuff: May 2015 Recommendations and a New Editor-At-Large

The Edge Effects editorial board introduces a new Editor-At-Large and shares our May 2015 recommendations.
April 2015 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: April 2015 Recommendations

April 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board . . . and a couple farewells.
March 2015 recommendations

Edgy Stuff: March 2015 Recommendations

March 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
February 2014 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: February 2015 Recommendations

February 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
January 2015 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: January 2015 Recommendations

January 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
December 2014 recommendation

Edgy Stuff: December 2014 Recommendations

December recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
November 2014 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: November 2014 Recommendations

November recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
October 2014 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: October 2014 Recommendations

October recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.