Symposium on the Future of the Environmental Humanities

Date(s) - 09/25/2015
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm



Co-sponsored with the University of Utah, The Future of the Environmental Humanities symposium will begin at the University of Utah on Thursday evening, but starting at 2:00 pm on September 25th, it will move to the BYU campus for two events.

First will be an address by William Jordan, author of Environmental_william_jordanThe Sunflower Forest, at 2:00 pm in the EIZ auditorium. His topic will be “Mortal Interdebtedness: Making sense of ecological restoration, a case study in the practice of the humanities.”



Then starting at 3:45-5:30, also in the EIZ auditorium, we will have a panel of three papers. The title of the panel is “The Challenge of Tracing the Anthropocene” and the papers and presenters are the following:


Elizabeth DeLoughrey (UCLA): “Maritime Futures of the Anthropocene”





byu_chip_oscarsonChip Oscarson (BYU):  “Toxicity and Melting Ice: The Challenge of the Anthropocene in Nordic Cinema”





gillen_dwoodGillen D’Arcy Wood (Illinois): “Versed in Country Things”: Robert Frost, Sustainability, and the End of Elegy”

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