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Book talk: The Routledge Handbook of Ecomedia Studies

Online Webinar - Zoom link below

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Onsdag 14. februar 2024,  kl. 15:00 - 16:00


Online Webinar at: https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/62958825811

The Environmental Media and Aesthetics research program at Aarhus University organizes an online book talk with two of the editors of the recently published The Routledge Handbook of Ecomedia Studies (2023). We are joined by Antonio López and Miriam Tola to discuss the collection and some of its key themes such as ecomedia theory, political ecology, ecocultures, and eco-affects. The handbook features a range of core topics of current research including infrastructure, e-waste, energy, African and Indigenous ecomedia, ecoliteracy as well as environmental justice. 

The two editors are in dialogue with professor Jussi Parikka, who also endorsed the book for the publisher:

"This collection is extremely useful in both being aware of the earlier waves of eco-criticism while stating out clearly and in depth that the only way forward for media studies is with ecology at its core – not just as one ‘theme’ but as the very essence of how politics and planetary futures unfold. The Handbook will become essential reading."

The book exists as print version and as Open Access. More info on the publisher’s page.

Speaker bios:

Antonio Lopez, PhD, is a curriculum designer, educator, trainer, and theorist with a research focus on bridging ecojustice and media literacy. He is a founding theorist and architect of ecomedia literacy and creator of the ecomedialiteracy.org website, which curates education resources. He has written numerous academic articles, essays, and four monographs: Ecomedia Literacy: Integrating Ecology into Media EducationGreening Media Education: Bridging Media Literacy with Green Cultural Citizenship; The Media Ecosystem: What Ecology Can Teach Us About Responsible Media Practice; and Mediacology: A Multicultural Approach to Media Literacy in the 21st Century. He is lead editor of the Routledge Handbook of Ecomedia Studies. Currently he is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. Resources and writing are available at: https://antonio-lopez.com/


Miriam Tola is assistant professor in the Department of Communications and Media Studies at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. Her research focuses on the cultural politics of gender, race and nature under late capitalism. She is the co-editor of two books, the Routledge Handbook of Ecomedia Studies (2023) and Ecologie della cura (2021). Her articles have appeared in journals including Feminist StudiesEnvironmental HumanitiesFeminist ReviewThe South Atlantic Quarterly and Theory & Event.  She leads the Intersectional Political Ecologies team within the interdisciplinary research project COMMONPATHS, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundations (https://commonpaths.unibe.ch).