Schedule subject to change, please check back regularly
- 9 Feb – Dr. Megan Fork – “Northern Waters on the Front Lines of Global Change” –The first Pegrum Lecture of the semester will be given by Megan Fork on February 9th at 3:30PM. Dr. Fork is a biogeochemist who studies human impacts on the world’s freshwaters from socio-hydrological and socio-ecological perspectives. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. She will be giving a talk on her work on anthropogenic change in the freshwaters of northern Sweden. (zoom link in UBlearns announcement for week 2)
Typical Weekly Schedule
- Part 1 Mon-Wed
- Do reading – Post to READING BLOG by Tues at 11pm.
- Watch/Play/Browse Media – Post to MEDIA BLOG by Wed at 11 pm.
- Part 2 Thur-Fri
- Web Lecture.
- Friday at noon – zoom meeting, attend live or watch video in panopto content on UB learns.
- Post to JOURNAL by Friday at 11 pm.
Feb 8: Week 2
Reading: Staying with the Trouble, Donna Haraway “Introduction” p 1-8 (note this is the course text book on the syllabus)
- Reading Blog Due 11:00 PM Tuesdays. Write or paste into the blog a short quote from the week’s reading with page number. Use this blog to indicate passages that you would like explained or that particularly drew your attention. Annotate with one word comment i.e. “explain,” “confusing,” “interesting,” “provocative” etc.
- Media Blog Due 11:00 PM Wednesdays. Reflect on the week’s media and share ideas and comments. One post is mandatory but for full points actively engage with the blog, commenting on posts, creating your own threads, and pursuing topics with students who have similar interests.
Web Lecture: How media makes meaning: focus on Documentary
- Zoom Meeting 12 Noon Fridays – Josephine responds to your reading blogs
- Journal Due 11 PM Fridays. Describe a specific part/scene of the weekly media and show how it illustrates an important ecological point/thread/idea that permeates the whole work. Explain one or more of the theoretical concerns/ideas/key-words from the reading or web-lectures. Draw connections between the media you describe and the idea you explain.
Feb 15: Week 3 (Project Groups Assigned, start Group Project 1)
Media : Oceans of Noise Podcast, episodes 1-3 (30 mins each), The Guardian: episode 1 … episode 2 … episode 3
Reading: Staying with the Trouble, Donna Haraway, Chapter 1 (note this is the course text book on the syllabus)
Web Lecture: Oddkin, Companion Species and String Figures
Feb 22: Week 4
Media: BBC Beautiful Minds: James Lovelock, 2011 (YouTube 60 minutes)
Reading: Haraway, chapter 2
Web Lecture: Gaia to Earth System Science
March 1: Week 5
Media: Tambien La Lluvia, 2010, Icíar Bollaín (1 hr 42) (NETFLIX)
Reading: Ecocinema Theory and Practice, Chapter 3, “do ecocritics dream of clockwork green,” by Andrew Hageman, pp 63-66 & 72-77 2012: electronic version available in library
Web Lecture: Ideology, Tambien La Lluvia
Mar 8: Week 6: Group Project 1 DUE
Web Lecture: Nausicaa, microbes, food, soil
Mar 15: Week 7
Media: Chasing Coral, Jeff Orlowski, 2017 (1 hr 33) NETFLIX
Reading: Haraway Chapter 3, (reread from 71 then) pp 76-98 critical zones – ref Crocheted Coral Reef
Journal: Special Assignment this week. Read 7.2 webpage for details
Midsemester Review of frames/things to think with
Mar 22: Week 8
Web Lecture Cognitive Media Theory
Group Presentations – Watch all Games Presentations
Mar 29 : Week 9:Group Project 2 DUE MAR 29 by 11 PM
Media: Mad Max: Fury Road, 2015, Dir. George Miller (2 hours): YOUTUBE + variety of streaming sources (~$4)
- The Ecofeminism of Mad Max by Sarah Mirk
- Mad Max Fury Road: A Savage Masterpiece of Eco-feminist Violence by faustusnotes
- Haraway Chapter 4 Making Kin (PLUS LOOK AT FOOTNOTES)
Web Lecture: Ecofeminism.
April 5: Week 10 Group Project 3 Starts
Media: Sogobi by James Benning, 2002 (1 hr 26 mins), you might want to read the MacDonald article first to give context.
Reading: Ecocinema Theory and Practice, Chapter 1, Scott MacDonald , “The ecocinema experience,” part 1 pp 18-36, electronic version available in library
Web Lecture: Reattuning the Mind
April 12: Week 11
Media: Watch 2 TED Talks Katherine Hayhoe 17 mins and Per Espen Stoknes 15 mins
Reading: Listen to Podcast Communicating Climate Change: a psychoanalysis – Science Weekly Podcast, Jan 19, 2017 The Guardian
Web Lecture: Communication
April 19: Week 12
Web Lecture: Media and Eco-Activism
April 26: Week 13
Media: When the Levees Broke, Part I, 2006, Spike Lee, (~ 1 hr), Amazon, Hulu, HBO, $1.99 on Vudu, $8.99 on I-Tunes for all 4 acts.
Reading: Listen to The Compass Podcast 3/28/17 Resources 27 min Please quote as accurately as possible and note the minute and second of your quotation in the reading blog instead of page number.
Web Lecture: Environmental Disasters, Environmental Justice, and Media
May 3: Week 14
Just Podcasts this week: Plastic Fantastic, BBC Radio 4, 2018: Episode 1, The First Flush of Love 28 min, Episode 2, Things Start to Go Stale 28 min, Episode 3, What’s the Solution, 28 min
Web Lecture: Sensing and Simulation
FINAL DUE DATE: ALL DELIVERABLES MAY 16th