February 25th, 2011
9:00 am. - 5:00 pm.
Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library, Rutgers U-New Brunswick
Do current environmental crises, politics, and studies compel literary and cultural studies to revisit their usual perspectives on nature? Ecocriticism names the emergence of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the interactions between humans and physical environments and non-human species in literature and other media.
· Rob Nixon. Author of Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the
Poor (forthcoming Harvard UP, 2011),
· Catriona Sandilands. Editor (with Bruce Erickson) ofQueer Ecologies:
Sex, Nature, Politics and Desire(Indiana UP, 2010).
· Timothy Morton. Author of Ecology without Nature: Rethinking
Environmental Aesthetics (Harvard UP, 2007), and The Ecological Thought (Harvard
* Ursula Heise. Author of Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental
Imagination of the Global (Oxford UP, 2008).
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