2014 | 15 | Beginning with Beginnings

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Right now I am working not only on my dissertation proposal, but also on an editorial for the forthcoming volume of Undercurrents, which celebrates the 20 year journey from Queer/Nature (Vol. 6) to Queer Ecologies (Vol. 19, forthcoming). The triptych above is from my first notebook on queer ecologies. These are the first few pages of notes from Prof. Cate Sandilands’s 2008 lecture at Yale on queer ecologies. I remember a very cozy and engaged atmosphere in the wood-paneled room at the School of Forestry. Six years later, I am trying to retrace my own steps through the literatures and investigations that comprise queer ecologies. I am asking: What can it do? For whom? Who is here? Who is not? Am I a queer ecologist? What are the boundaries? What counts as knowledge? What can speak? What other modes of engagement besides speaking? Why urban? How did we get here? Where are we going? Who are we now?

1 comment
  1. Brian said:

    Dear Darren,

    I know you’ll answers the questions you’ve posed and look forward to your explorations…love the notebook triptych…they remind of artist’s sketches but for writers.

    Returning home from Spain soon to spend summer in Toronto.

    All best, Brian

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