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476. New Directions in Ecocriticism: Scientific Knowledge and Literary Critique

Saturday, 7 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 608, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Allison Carruth, Stanford Univ.; Robert Marzec, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette

Speakers: Stacy Alaimo, Univ. of Texas, Arlington; Allison Carruth; Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Mike Hill, Univ. at Albany, State Univ. of New York; Heather Houser, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Robert Marzec

Session Description:

The scientific paradigm of data-driven research seems to give short shrift for critique—for the analysis of social ideologies, cultural forms, and representations that defines the intellectual terrain of literary criticism. In response, our roundtable explores how literary criticism and cultural critique can contribute to the fields of environmental science, policy, and thought.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literature and Other Arts, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Science, and Sociology

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