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Eco-Imaginaries: 4th Annual Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
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Vivek Freitas/ Tufts University
As humans, we are continually examining how to position ourselves spatially, aesthetically, emotionally, intellectually, and practically in our environments. Today, we face these tasks with new urgency as the devastating impact of global climate change stimulates renewed scholarly focus on the environment. From Ecocriticism to Posthumanism to Deep Ecology studies, the humanities are engaged in a multi-disciplinary effort to understand how humans interact with natural and built environments. This conference aims to engage with and foster discussions around the complex and historically situated ways in which we imagine and inhabit the environment.
The 2014 Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference seeks to bring together papers that attend to the ways environments are imagined, produced, and articulated in diverse contexts and mediums.
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Eco-Imaginaries welcomes papers, from all disciplines and fields, whose work participates in emergent conversations about the environment in the humanities. Please send your abstract of no more than 300 words, along with a short bio, to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2014.
Keynote: Elizabeth DeLoughrey is an associate professor in the English Department and in the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is co-editor of Caribbean Literature and the Environment (2005), Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment (2011) and Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches (forthcoming 2015). She is the author of Routes and Roots: Navigating Caribbean and Pacific Island Literatures (2007) and currently completing a book about climate change, empire, and the literary and visual arts.
Conference Date: October 10, 2014
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