I won’t summarize the whole of Mentz’s fabulous book. I will point us however to his pages on the Bookfish or “Vox piscis,” a “codfish with a book in its belly [that] allegorizes the beating heart of [Mentz’s] scholarly practice” and his dearest hope for the “blue humanities” (178). The volume in the cod’s belly is “a gooey and imaginative mixing of scholarly writing and oceanic reality” (180). Hence the fact, then, that Mentz’s blog is thus titled—to be checked out here.
Also to be checked out is the website for Mentz’s fabulous exhibition at the Folger, “Lost at Sea: The Ocean in the English Imagination, 1550-1750.”: “This exhibition explores the tools English mariners and writers used—from atlases, sextants, and star charts to prayer-books, symbols, and stories—to find themselves on changing oceans.” Mentz talks about the exhibit in a podcast.
Project THE HUMANIST anthropocene
is a thought archive and workspace of Phillip John Usher (NYU) at the crossroads of early modern humanism and the problems and insights of the Anthropocene. Main Research Page.
ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment)
Environmental Humanities (journal)
Resilience (A Journal of the Environmental Humanities)
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