While I hope you will find this blog interesting, it is a working blog for me in that I will use it to organize my thoughts about the exploration and environmental narratives (see list here) that serve as inspiration and models (of what not to do as much as of what to do) for my dissertation work in the Media, Art, and Text program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
For my dissertation, I hope to produce an ecoliterary project that inspires us to enhance our appreciation of the sea and encourages us to rethink our relationship with it. Those of you who know me personally—whether as an environmental journalist; as a former instructor of biology, geography, meteorology and oceanography; or just as an occasionally loudmouth acquaintance—know I care deeply about the terrestrial and marine environment.
I know many of you do, too. I hope this effort succeeds in encouraging others to join us.
At the very least, I hope this blog serves as a platform where we all can discover literature that inspires a sense of wonder about our world.