Vol. 21: Memories and Futurities is Out Now!


UnderCurrents: journal of critical environmental studies is thrilled to announce the publication of “Memories and Futurities,” our 21st volume!

You can access the volume online on our website. And, if you’re at York University’s Keele Campus, free physical copies will soon be available on our stand in the HNES lounge.

We deeply appreciate the efforts, insights, and patience of all the contributors and Editorial Collective members who helped bring this long-delayed volume together.

The volume includes scholarly essays by Naomi Norquay (Rumination on a “fisherman’s path”: Land as palimpsest), Fernando Silva e Silva (Chronotopographies: Chronotopes and the Crafting of Fictions), and Benjamin J. Kapron (Storying Futures of the Always-Already Extinct: Challenging Human Exceptionalism; Exploring Animal Survivance); conference presentations by Angela P. Harris (The Politics of the [x]), Usha Natarajan (Law & Critique: Hubris in a Time of Environmental Change), and Michelle Murphy (Chemical Futures and Environmental Data Justice); poetry by Madeleine Lavin (unspoken poems for a passed lover), Jaz Papadopoulos (Water Memory), and Wesley Brunson (Dragonfly); visual artwork by Angie Lea Tupper (Afterglow) and Oonagh Butterfield (Vascular Memory); multimedia works by Kelly King (Unsettling the Homestead) and Sophia Jaworski (Requiem to window sealant); and reviews of the books Aphro-ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters by Aph Ko and Syl Ko (review by Mandy Bunten-Walberg), Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present by Robyn Maynard (review by Rachel Lobo), and The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf (review by Scott Lillico).