POETIC AND POLITICS OF PLACE IN PASTORAL
International Conference, Université d'Orléans (FRANCE), March 29-31, 2012
(Co-sponsors: REMELICE, Université d'Orléans, and FORELL, Université de Poitiers)
"Historically, pastoral has sometimes activated green consciousness, sometimes euphemized land appropriation. It may direct us toward the realm of physical nature, or it may abstract us from it" (Lawrence Buell. The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture).
"Pastoral's ancient and universal appeal – to come away – requires new examination in an age in which there is no away" (Glen A. Love. Practical Ecocriticism: Literature, Biology, and the Environment).