Adrian J Ivakhiv

  • Koinocene (or Cœnocene)?

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Peircian thinker Gary Fuhrman has posted an interesting piece on the naming of the Anthropocene, entitled Holocenoscopy. Noting that the word Holocene means nothing more than “entirely recent,” as opposed to the P […]
    Posted 2 weeks ago.
  • I am a conservative

    I am a conservative
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I am a pro-life, values-based conservative. I wish and act to conserve the conditions that have allowed human life to flourish on this planet for the past 12,000 years, conditions whose continuance today is […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Time for eco-revolution (a manifesto)

    Time for eco-revolution (a manifesto)
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Inspired by the daily litany of depressing news (and by reading Latour’s Down to Earth), I’ve succumbed to the temptation of writing a manifesto. Manifestos are cheap, I know, but we have to start somewhere. (And […]
    Posted 4 weeks ago.
  • Latour's terrestrial project

    Latour's terrestrial project
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Review of Bruno Latour, Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime, Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2018. Down to Earth is in significant part a restatement of Bruno Latour’s theorizing over the las […]
    Posted 4 weeks ago.
  • Shadowing the Anthropocene: a reader's guide

    Shadowing the Anthropocene: a reader's guide
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Here’s the “reader’s guide” I promised for Shadowing the Anthropocene. It begins with a quick summary of the book’s main contribution — a kind of “master key” to what it tries to do. It then lays out a set of […]
    Posted last month.
  • Shadowing the Anthropocene

    Shadowing the Anthropocene
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Shadowing the Anthropocene: Eco-Realism for Turbulent Times arrived in the mail today. It’s published by punctum books, an open-access academic and para-academic publisher I’ve found to be a real delight to […]
    Posted last month.
  • "Illiberalism" & the utopian deficit

    "Illiberalism" & the utopian deficit
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    An off-the-cuff essay, written not for any particular occasion, but just to get it out of me. It’s probably mostly common knowledge (among people on the green left), just maybe not well articulated yet, and too […]
    Posted September 18, 2018.
  • Welcome to the... Meghalayan?

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Geology watchers were more than a little surprised last month to learn that we are living in a new age called the Meghalayan, which apparently began about 4200 years ago. After all the excitement over t […]
    Posted August 12, 2018.
  • Coming to whose senses? (a quiz)

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    The following six books all have the same title. Without looking them up, match each book’s subtitle with the author and publication details listed below. Coming to Our Senses: Affect and An Order of Things […]
    Posted August 11, 2018.
  • Lyme & beyond: a bibliographic resource

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Last updated on November 11, 2018 Immanence sometimes dips into areas of controversial or “boundary” science, which means areas of science whose interpretation is both publicly and scientifically con […]
    Posted July 31, 2018.
  • On civility

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Some say the problem in today’s political world is the lack of civility. Others say the problem is civility itself, or the pretense of it (and use of it as a bludgeon), when what is called for is outrage. It […]
    Posted July 13, 2018.
  • 10 years (of Late Holocene life)

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    (Or twice the video below.) Immanence passed its tenth anniversary last month and somehow failed to celebrate it. (The actual anniversary, May 11, marks the posting of this two-line fragment. Regular posts t […]
    Posted June 20, 2018.
  • Skipping an Earthbeat

    Skipping an Earthbeat
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Reading Bill McGuire’s 2012 book Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes, I came across this description of the annual “pulse” called an “Earthbeat,” which is […]
    Posted June 15, 2018.
  • Welcome to the Feverish World (CFP)

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Please circulate widely… FEVERISH WORLD 2018-2068: ARTS & SCIENCES OF COLLECTIVE SURVIVAL  A Symposium and Convergence in Burlington, Vermont, October 20-22, 2018 Fifty years after the widespread i […]
    Posted May 25, 2018.
  • What's the big deal? Or, whither universities...

    What's the big deal? Or, whither universities...
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    A post-Commencement pep talk for myself (& academic friends who care to listen) It should be pretty obvious by now that predatory, extractive capitalism is not working, and that we need to move swiftly to a […]
    Posted May 23, 2018.
  • Pointing to Omega?

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Okay, so I watched Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding (not so much intentionally as to enjoy the loving company of my co-habitants) and was impressed by the tension between Bishop Michael Curry’s sermonizing on love […]
    Posted May 22, 2018.
  • (Fore)shadowing

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Coming soon… “volcanic eruptions and revolutions, ant cities and dog parks, data clouds and space junk, pagan gods and sacrificial altars, dark flow, souls (of things), and jazz”
    Posted May 07, 2018.
  • Anthropo(s)cenic Chernobyl* in image & text

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    My Gund Institute research talk from a few months ago, on “Navigating Earth’s ‘Zone of Alienation’: Chernobyl and the Search for Adequate Images of the Anthropocene,” can now be viewed online (see link below). It […]
    Posted April 16, 2018.
  • The 5 D's

    The 5 D's
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    … that might get humans to pull through the next few centuries relatively intact as a species (if not undiminished or unscathed): Decarbonization, Deplasticization, Demilitarization, Decolonization, and […]
    Posted April 11, 2018.
  • The academic life (thoughts for the beginning of spring)

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Or, Things I love, like, dislike, and hate about it… I love that I can research, write, talk, think, and teach about things that I’m passionate about, or at least care very much about. And because that […]
    Posted March 23, 2018.