Exciting opportunity to study Ecolinguistics!

With the field of Ecolinguistics discipline growing in the past few years, so are opportunities for study! If you are interested in undertaking a BA English you can now do so at the University of Gloucestershire with Professor Arran Stibbe himself.  The course has a lot of ecolinguistics and ecocriticism in it and it’s possible to join… Continue reading Exciting opportunity to study Ecolinguistics!

Academia and Activism: Direct Action through Discourse Analysis

22 November 2017, Manchester #discourseactivism For some, academia is a pathway to develop personal and cumulative knowledge, engaging in mentally stimulating work. But for others, academic research (and teaching!) is an inseparable component from their personal moral and ethical paradigms. The location of this conference makes the discussions and our subject matter tangible and urgent.… Continue reading Academia and Activism: Direct Action through Discourse Analysis

How is Animal Welfare represented on Sainsbury’s website?

“The well-being and flourishing of human and non-human Life on Earth have value in themselves”. –Arne Naess and George Sessions, 1984. My recently completed research took a multimodal approach to the investigation of the way animal welfare is represented on Sainsbury’s website. At first, I wanted to compare four leading UK supermarkets: ASDA, Tesco, Morrison’s… Continue reading How is Animal Welfare represented on Sainsbury’s website?

The Esther Effect: Interactive Frames in the Case of Grassroots Animal Rights Activism

1 June 2017 I had the greatest opportunity to present a recent small-scale project at the 4th International Postgraduate Conference on Modern Languages, Linguistics and Literature at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.  You can read my presentation slides: The Esther Effect- Conference ppt, read the full paper, or watch the presentation video here. “ There… Continue reading The Esther Effect: Interactive Frames in the Case of Grassroots Animal Rights Activism

Specialinguini reporting: The Stories We Live By – A Lecture by Dr Arran Stibbe

12 April 2017 The Environmental Humanities in Bath Spa University, a vibrant and passionate department led by Professor Kate Rigby, organised a fascinating opportunity to listen to Dr Arran Stibbe, founder of the International Ecolinguistics Association giving a lecture on his new free online course in Ecolinguistics: The Stories We Live By, also the title… Continue reading Specialinguini reporting: The Stories We Live By – A Lecture by Dr Arran Stibbe

I spy… 2017: The year of the chicken?

In Geographical Magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, April 2017 We can feed more people with fewer resources by eating plant foods directly instead of harvesting crops and feeding them to farm animals. We can sustain ourselves and lighten our ecological footprint, while minimizing harm to wildlife, by eating plants instead of animals. -GENE BAUR,… Continue reading I spy… 2017: The year of the chicken?