Almanac for the Beyond is an edited volume of experimental eco-criticism. Providing a twist on the almanac tradition, this collection of essays, graphs, poems, art works, miscellaneous references, and more critiques the limits of the petroculture imagination, honors the rhythms of nature, and builds capacity to attend to contemporary environmental and societal change. The edifying, mystifying, editorializing and amaz-ifying contributions offer ways to see the weather (and the climate) “beyond” current and often damaging assumptions about what can and cannot be done to predict, fix, or modify it. Beyonds are everywhere—moving towards new possibilities of regeneration and diverse futures.
This publication was initiated by the Banff Research in Culture Group at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity led by Imre Szeman and Eva-Lynn Jagoe in the Summer of 2018. It is generously supported by Future Energies System research project at University of Alberta.
Contributors: Jamie Allen, Gretchen Bakke, Jeremy Bolen, Jenny Kendler, Louise Emily Carver, Ian Clarke, Sean Connelly, T.J. Demos, Katy Didden, Peter Flemming, Anne-Lise François, Jaimey Hamilton Faris, Eva-Lynn Jagoe, Adam Morris, Rodrigo Nunes, Jackie Orr, Imre Szeman, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Marcel Van Der Meijs, and Snoweria Zhang.