October 28, 2016 @ 8:30 am – October 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
University of Colorado, Boulder

Environmental Literature and Theory Conference with National Book Award Nominee Lydia Millet, Linda Hogan, Joni Adamson, Stacy Alaimo, Branka Arsic, Lawrence Buell, Elizabeth DeLoughery, Jennifer Wenzel, Tyrone Williams. A gathering to bring together scholars in the humanities to critically engage current trajectories in the burgeoning area of environmental humanities. In recent decades, academic study of the origins, sources, and social, economic, and political consequences of cultural understandings and representations of the “environment” has  moved to the forefront of  much new work in the humanities. This work, in fields such as literary studies, cultural and post-colonial studies, media studies, arts, history, cultural geography and anthropology, and philosophy has unmasked cultural assumptions and practices involving “nature,” scientific “objectivity,” and the role or roles played by different forms of mediation in the experience and treatment of multiply constructed “environments.”