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Noodle Vendor

Xinjiang, China

Apsaras of Angkor Wat

Siem Reap, Cambodia


Song Kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan

Lake Weed Farmers

Inle Lake, Myanmar

Yurt in Blizzard

Jeti Oguz, Kyrgyzstan


Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Archeology Site

Merv, Turkmenistan

Ancient Volcano Crater

Kauai, Hawai'i

Prayer Flags

Mt. Kailash, Tibet

Mt. Everest


Stick Insect

Sarawak, Borneo

Wild Horses

Gozli Ata Canyons, Turkmenistan

Pearl Farm

Ahe, French Polynesia

Shoe Vendor

Khiva, Uzbekistan

Traditional Tibetan Dress

Darchen, Tibet

Shibuya Station

Tokyo, Japan

Kazakh Woman

Aksu-Zhabagly, Kazakhstan

Hill of Crosses

Siauliai, Lithuania


Sichuan, China


Kauai, Hawai'i

Welcome to the Office of International Programs

Image 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.

The field calls too for expanding our understanding of the relationship between “texts” and the social/physical networks in which they are inserted. Ecocriticism, however, has been accused of a pronounced tendency towards solipsism and even ethnocentrism in its primary focus on English and American national literary traditions and ecologies.  This conference will focus on leading research in ecocriticism addressing national, ethnic, class, gender, and disciplinary boundaries still permeating this field. Four distinguished scholars who in recent times have opened or advanced new directions will share their research related to the rise of postcolonial ecocriticism, the impact of new varieties of ecofeminisms and popular environmentalisms, the contributions and challenges posed by another emergent field: critical animal studies, and the rethinking of environmental aesthetics and ecological thought in/for the Humanities.

·         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
UP, 2010).
* Ursula Heise. Author of Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental
Imagination of the Global (Oxford UP, 2008).

For the detailed program of this event, and information on other sponsors,
please see the attached flyer here .
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