This mini-project, developed together with Abigail Harrison Moore at the University of Leeds and Ruth Sandwell at the University of Toronto, has been selected for funding as part of the Intersecting Energy Cultures Working Group at the Penn Program for Environmental Humanities. Our project uses the lens of energy practices to re-explore guidebooks, recipe-books, novels, other […]
The Critical PetroAesthetics group led by Sissel Furuseth at the University of Oslo has been a really constructive force in my thinking – especially during the pandemic, when our online reading group and discussions were a mainstay. So I’m thrilled to be able to spend non-virtual time with my colleagues and friends in Oslo this […]
“Sweat, Light, and Oil: Seeing the Energy in Roy Jacobsen’s Barrøy Novels” was published in the open-access journal Edda last month. In this article I examine Roy Jacobsen’s Barrøy novels (De usynlige (2013), Hvitt hav (2015), Rigels øyne (2017) and Bare en mor (2020)) for their depiction of energetic processes. I argue that these novels are examples of petrofiction, arising out of […]
Together with my partner in crime Julia Leyda I will be hosting the 19th EASLCE webinar on 31 March. We will be getting stuck in to Cara Daggett’s concept of petro-masculinity and asking questions about oil and gender in European texts and films/TV. More info here: https://www.easlce.eu/19th-easlce-webinar-easlce-webinar-oil-and-gender-in-european-fiction-and-film/
I recently had the chance to read this book by David Larsson Heidenblad. You can read my review of it for H-Soz-Kult here.
I’m really pleased to see a new review of my book in the journal Literary Geographies – it seems like the natural home for it, and I’m happy to see the book still circulating almost three years after it was published. You can read the review here: https://www.literarygeographies.net/index.php/LitGeogs/article/view/273
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