Category: Series

Making Tracks: Diana Mincyte

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. By Diana Mincyte My earliest encounters with “non-human” nature were those of… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Diana Mincyte”

Making Tracks: Shane McCorristine

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. New Places By Shane McCorristine On my first day in Munich I… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Shane McCorristine”

Making Tracks: Ellen Arnold

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. Academic Platypus, or “How I Became a Medieval Historian in Six Easy… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Ellen Arnold”

Making Tracks: Claudia Leal

Far Away, So Close By Claudia Leal When I was a child, my family would get into the car every vacation and drive seven hours from Bogotá to Bucaramanga through the Colombian Andes. We bought biscuits in Arcabuco and bocadillo (guava paste) in Vélez… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Claudia Leal”

Worldview: China’s Colorful Future

Post by Fei Sheng “Yellow” has a unique meaning in the Chinese conception of environment and society. We have always believed that our civilization—which, despite small interruptions, has never been significantly disrupted during the last 4,000 or even 5,000 years—is derived from the soil… Continue Reading “Worldview: China’s Colorful Future”

“Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw”: Jiang Rong’s “Wolf Totem”

Post by Brenda Black Jiang Rong’s autobiographical novel Wolf Totem was one of the group reads for the Global Environment Summer Academy held at the Rachel Carson Center last August. It recounts the experiences of a Chinese college student, Chen Zhen (the author’s alter… Continue Reading ““Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw”: Jiang Rong’s “Wolf Totem””