Thread: critical ecologies
The original editors of Critical Ecologies, Joseph Tabbi and Cary Wolfe, constructed this green and grey thread “to explore convergences among natural and constructed ecosystems, green politics and grey matter, silicon chips and sand.” Texts from this period include a 2004 Joseph McElroy Festschrift that hints at the literary implications of an ecological, medial turn in literary theory. The Critical Ecologies thread will continue these explorations under the editorship of Stacy Alaimo, who encourages inquiry and debate on new materialisms, animal studies, posthumanism, and science studies.
Current thread editor: Stacy Alaimo. Thread editor from 2006-07: Andrew McMurray. Critical Ecologies was launched by Cary Wolfe and Joseph Tabbi in the winter of 1996/97. Concrete poem in Critical Ecologies icon by Daniel Wenk.