My research is broadly situated within the geohumanities and environmental humanities, cultural geography and creativity, human-environment geography, environmental studies, and critical methodologies.

Main research interests/areas include:

  • Geographies of Art & Science and Art & Environment
    eric magrane writing on biosphere 2 beach

    Eric Magrane writing on Biosphere 2 beach, photo by Kevin Bonine

  • Geopoetics and Ecopoetics, Creative Geographies
  • Geohumanities, Literary Geographies, and Environmental Humanities
  • Climate Change Narratives and Conceptions of the Anthropocene
  • Site Ontology, Site Specificity, and Site-based Arts practices
  • More-than-Human Geographies and Posthumanism
  • Bioregionalism and Place-based Writing and Artwork
  • Environmental Studies
  • Science Communication
  • Experimental Methodologies and Research Design

Recent Publications

Books

Magrane, E., C. Cokinos, and P. Mirocha, eds. 2016. The Sonoran Desert: A literary field guide. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.

Articles, Chapters, Essays

Magrane, E. In press. Writing the desert. In Creativity (Key Ideas in Geography Series), ed. H. Hawkins. London and New York: Routledge.

Magrane, E., and M. Johnson. In press. An art-science approach to bycatch in the Gulf of California shrimp trawling fishery. Cultural Geographies.

Magrane, E. In press. Poems, conceptual challenge, and statement of ecopoetics. In Big energy poets: When ecopoets think climate change, ed. H. L. Staples and A. King. Buffalo, NY: BlazeVOX Books.

Magrane, E., W. Burk, and E. Quin-Easter. 2016. What will stand: Songs from (F)light, a collaborative borderlands song cycle. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 15 (2): 482-510.

Magrane, E. 2016. A poem is its own animal: Poetic encounters at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Ecotone 21:96-104.

Magrane, E. 2015. Situating geopoetics. GeoHumanities 1 (1): 86-102.

Mirocha, P., E. Magrane, B. Terkanian, M. Milstead, K. Koopman, D. Coleman, M. E. Wakamatsu, and M. Soria. 2015. The Tumamoc Hill Arts Initiative: A portfolio of site-based art and poetry inspired by a history of Sonoran Desert science. Journal of the Southwest 57 (2-3): 265-303.

Wilder, M., E. Magrane, M. Miele, D. Prytherch, R. Schein, M. Ingram, and H. Ingram. 2015. The power of narrative in environmental networks. AAG Review of Books 3 (2): 99-108.

Taylor, T., and E. Magrane. 2014. I can only pick up the stones and throw them like my voice. You Are Here: The Journal of Creative Geography 17:66-67.

Magrane, E. 2013. Cryptic species and compass points: A few gestures from the Conference on Ecopoetics (an experimental review). Emotion, Space and Society 11:116-118. 

Magrane, E. 2010/2011. Book review: The eco language reader, by Brenda Iijima. Rain Taxi Review of Books 15 (4): 44-45.         

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Conference Papers and Panels

2016:

The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide. Paper presented at Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting. October 2016. Portland, OR.

An art-science approach to bycatch in the Gulf of California shrimp trawler industry. Paper presented at Under Western Skies Conference. September 2016. Calgary, AB.

Panelist, Editor-Meets-Critics panel: The Sonoran Desert: A literary field guide. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. April 2016. San Francisco, CA.

Reading Indigenous ecopoetics and the geographies and poetries of climate change. Paper presented at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. April 2016. San Francisco, CA.

2015:

Go deep and be ready: Geographies and poetries of climate change. Paper presented at Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting. October 2015. Palm Springs, CA.

Panelist, Transdisciplinary ecopoetic actions. Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference. June 2015. Moscow, ID.

Biosphere 2, poetry, and the Anthropocene. Paper presented at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. April 2015. Chicago, IL.

Ecological encounters: Exploring human and non-human co-aesthetic production at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Paper presented at Oceans and Deserts: Charting Transdisciplinary Currents in Environment and Culture within the Arts and Sciences. The University of Arizona Transcultural German Studies Symposium. March 2015. Tucson, AZ.

The soil I think of as time: Experiments in geopoetics. Paper presented at The University of Arizona Art History Graduate Student Association Symposium. February 2015. Tucson, AZ.

2014:

Biosphere 2, poetry, and the Anthropocene. Paper presented at Under Western Skies Conference on the Environment. September 2014. Calgary, AB.

Speculative more-than-human geopoetics. Paper presented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. April 2014. Tampa, FL.

Panelist, Author-Meets-Critics panel: The power of narrative in environmental networks. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. April 2014. Tampa, FL.

Panelist, Thinking creatively about sustainability in higher education and the community. The University of Arizona Higher Education Sustainability Conference. March 2014. Tucson, AZ.

Creative encounters with species. Paper presented at Oceans and Deserts: Charting Transdisciplinary Currents in Environment and Culture within the Arts and Sciences. The University of Arizona Transcultural German Studies Symposium. March 2014. Tucson, AZ.

2013:

Who is the camera? Experiments in material poetic geography at Biosphere 2. Paper presented at Rice University English Symposium on Ecology and the Environmental Humanities. September 2013. Houston, TX.

How to create a regional writing inventory. With C. Lettero & C. Goodrich. Roundtable presented at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference. June 2013. Lawrence, KS.

Rhizoglyphics: Toward a poetic geography. Paper presented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. April 2013. Los Angeles, CA.

Rhizoglyphics: Toward a poetic geography. Paper presented at The University of Arizona New Directions in Critical Theory Conference. April 2013. Tucson, AZ.

Conference Sessions Organized and Chaired

2014:

Co-chair and Panelist, Creative geographies, bodies, encounters. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting. September 2014. Tucson, AZ.

Co-organizer and Chair, Place, practice, and eco-critical inhabitance. Under Western Skies Conference on the Environment. September 2014. Calgary, AB.

Organizer and Chair, Geopoetics (multiple sessions). American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. April 2014. Tampa, FL.