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Petrocultures: Oil, Politics, Culture

Recently published by McGill Queen University Press: Petrocultures: Oil, Politics, Culture Edited by Sheena Wilson, Adam Carlson and Imre Szeman A wide-ranging interdisciplinary study of oil and energy culture. Contemporary life is founded on oil - a cheap, accessible, and rich source of energy that has shaped cities and...

Climate Realism | Media@McGill International Colloquium

  Climate Realism names the challenge of representing and conceptualizing climate in the era of climate change. Climate has traditionally referenced the weather it gathers, the mood it creates, and the settings it casts. In the era of the Anthropocene—the contemporary epoch in which geologic conditions and processes are...

Materialism and the Critique of Energy: Coming Winter 2017

A collection of original essays, Materialism and the Critique of Energy, edited by Petrocultures' own Brent Ryan Bellamy and Jeff Diamanti, is slated for release in Winter 2017 from open access publisher MCM'. Stay updated on the release  on the publisher's website here....

New Maternalisms Redux & Mapping the Maternal

New Maternalisms Redux &Mapping the Maternal: Art, Ethics, and the Anthropocene Please join us for a series of public events, May 12, 13, and 14, 2016! Exhibition Opening, New Maternalisms Redux, May 12, 6-9pm, FAB Gallery Film Screening, The Motherhood Archives, May 13, 4-6pm, Garneau Theater ...

What’s Fuelling Our Future

Mindshare: what's fuelling our future? Speakers from across the globe share their perspectives on the future of energy systems. At the University of AlbertaPosted by Universities Canada on Monday, 18 April 2016 "As the world tries to move away from fossil fuels to cleaner, more renewable...

After Oil from WVU Press

After Oil explores the social, cultural, and political changes needed to make possible a full-scale transition from fossil fuels to new forms of energy. Written collectively by participants in the first After Oil School, After Oil explains why the adoption of renewable, ecologically sustainable energy...

Reviews in Cultural Theory Special Issue: Energy Humanities

Petrocultures is very pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of Reviews in Cultural Theory edited by Jeff Diamanti and Brent Ryan Bellamy. The special issue, “Energy Humanities,” gathers experimental and brief accounts of the cultural history of energy in order to figure...

After Paris: Video

The 2015 UN Climate Convention in Paris (COP21) was an unprecedented gathering of global political leaders, and it will determine the future of climate change politics for decades to come. For many, COP21 was considered to be the last opportunity for national governments to offer...

What Does Climate Change? 80 Years of Environmental Politics – Left and Right

January 29, 4:00-6:00pm Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (11405 87 Ave NW), Room 2 430 Panelists: Laurie Adkin – co-author First World Petro-Politics (forthcoming), University of Alberta Nick Driedger – International Workers of the World Linda Duncan – MP Edmonton-Strathcona (New Democratic Party) Samir Gandesha – Institute of Humanities, Simon...