Ryan, John Charles
Edith Cowan University
John Ryan is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Communications and Arts at Edith Cowan University. He is the author of Green Sense (TrueHeart Press, 2012), Unbraided Lines (Common Ground, 2013 forthcoming) and, with the botanical illustrator Ellen Hickman, Two With Nature (Fremantle Press, 2012). His research interests include the environmental humanities and critical plant studies.
EditorialIntroductionCatastrophe surrounds us perpetually: from the Queensland floods, Christchurch earthquake, global warming, and Global Financial Crisis to social conflicts, psychological breaking points, relationship failures, and crises of understanding. As a consequence of the pervasiveness of catastrophe, its representation saturates our everyday awareness. On a daily basis we...Read more