Education, gardening and the prospect of multispecies flourishing

By Tyler King One sunny Saturday morning, I’m driving through the quiet suburban streets of Melbourne on route to meet Joseph* to talk about their wildlife garden. The neighbourhood is typical of suburban Australia – neat, manicured lawns coupled with low-maintenance trees and shrubs such as yuccas or box hedges. Turning the corner into Joseph’sContinue reading “Education, gardening and the prospect of multispecies flourishing”

Seeking closure in the Anthropocene

By Dr Justin Westgate What is closure, and how might it relate to the Anthropocene? This idea surfaced as a background theme within my doctoral research though remained unexplored. I return to it here. I start with four brief vignettes detailing moments where ideas of closure emerged and then move to consider implications. The worstContinue reading “Seeking closure in the Anthropocene”

The Cuckoo’s Song   

By Dr Aiman Khattak I hear the cuckoo sing, Perched on a branch outside my window, Amidst the noise of rushing highway traffic, Its voice is loud and clear. The cuckoo’s song touches my heart, It is singing to the universe, It is singing to me, It says, ‘I bring hope, I bring peace’. SpringContinue reading “The Cuckoo’s Song   “

Nature strikes back?! Birds as Agents/Victims in Malinda Lo’s Adaptation duology (2012-2013)

By Alena Cicholewski Malinda Lo’s young adult novel Adaptation starts with a bang: “The birds plummeted to the tarmac, wings loose and limp. They struck the ground with such force that their bodies smashed into dark slicks on the concrete” (7). This eerie scene foreshadows the catastrophic event that sets the plot of Adaptation intoContinue reading “Nature strikes back?! Birds as Agents/Victims in Malinda Lo’s Adaptation duology (2012-2013)”