Choose Your Publishing Adventure: Embodied Perspectives

Tuesday, November 15 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Join early career scholars Dr. Rina Garcia Chua, Dr. Anita Girvan, Dr. Brent R. Bellamy and Dr. Melanie Dennis Unrau for a conversation about publishing and getting published in the environmental humanities. From different embodied perspectives, and from different points in our careers and publishing, we will share our experiences, ideas, lessons, “coulda shoulda wouldas” and possibilities around publishing. We invite participants to share collective questions and conversations in an emerging “community of practice” kind of way.

Dr. Brent Ryan Bellamy is an instructor at Trent University where he teaches Climate Change Fiction, Contemporary Literature, and Worldbuilding across Media. His recent publications include An Ecotopian Lexicon (U of Minnesota P, 2020) and Remainders of the American Century: Post-Apocalyptic Novels in the Age of US Decline (Wesleyan UP, 2021). For more information, see

Dr. Melanie Dennis Unrau (she/her) is a settler of mixed European ancestry living on Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg. Melanie is a Research Affiliate at the University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities and a Visiting Fellow at St. John’s College (University of Manitoba). She is the author of Happiness Threads: The Unborn Poems (Muses’ Company, 2013), a co-editor of Seriality and Texts for Young People: The Compulsion to Repeat (Palgrave, 2014), and a former editor of Geez magazine and The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada. Melanie is working on a book titled “The Rough Poets: Petropoetics and the Tradition of Canadian Oil-Worker Poetry,” which is on contract with McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Dr. Rina Garcia Chua is a Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow in the Humanities at Simon Fraser University and she completed her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. She is the editor of the first anthology of Philippine ecopoetry, Sustaining the Archipelago, which was published with the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House in 2018 and is co-editor of Empire and Environment: Ecological Ruin in the Transpacific, forthcoming with the University of Michigan Press in October 24, 2022. Rina is also the co-diversity officer for the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE), poetry editor of Tiger Moth Review in Singapore, and co- editor of The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada.

Dr. Anita Girvan (she/they) is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at Athabasca University, a mother of 2 humans and a learner from, and nurturer of plant-life. Currently situated on W̱ SÁNEĆ/Lekwungen lands as a settler of Afro-Caribbean diaspora, Girvan’s work lies at the crossroads of Cultural Politics, Environmental Humanities, and Political Ecology, through anti/de-colonial and critical race lenses. Girvan’s current SSHRC-funded research project is entitled “E-Race-sures, Renovictions and Reclamations: Cultural-Material Production in Canada.”

Zoom Invitation:

Topic: Choose Your Publishing Adventure: Embodied Perspectives (ALECC Webinar Series) Time: Nov 15, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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