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775. Environment, Epistemology, and Literature of the Americas

Sunday, 6 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Liberty C, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Ian Finseth, Univ. of North Texas

Speakers: Ian Finseth; Janet Fiskio, Oberlin Coll.; Ian Jensen, Univ. of California, Irvine; Maurice Sherwood Lee, Boston Univ.; Susan Scott Parrish, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Timothy Sweet, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown; Xiaojing Zhou, Univ. of the Pacific

Session Description:

This roundtable will address a variety of questions related to how human beings know the environment and to how that knowledge is translated into or shaped by literary form and cultural practice. We will explore how an epistemological approach to environmental humanities illuminates the complex history of ecological change that has led to the present perilous moment.


  • American Literature – General

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