What do you think?What can ways of exploring the relationship between literature and nature, such as eco-criticism, offer? How can stories, and the analysis of stories, be used to intervene in environmental crises?
BioDr. Jennifer Mae Hamilton (Ph.D., University of New South Wales) is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney funded by The Seed Box: A MISTRA-FORMAS Environmental Humanities Collaboratory at Linköping University, Sweden. She is also an adjunct lecturer in Ecocriticism at New York University (Sydney) and an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions. Her book, ‘This Contentious Storm’: An Ecocritical and Performance History of King Lear (Bloomsbury Academic, Forthcoming) traces the changing significance of the play’s famous storm scenes in order to explore the West’s shifting but consistently ideological relationship with the weather across time.
- Donna Haraway, “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, Chthulucene: Making Kin,” Environmental Humanities 6 (2015): 159-165. (Or watch this video).
- Jennifer Mae Hamilton, ‘This Contentious Storm’: An Ecocritical and Performance History of King Lear (London: Bloomsbury Academic, Forthcoming).
- Ursula K. Heise, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Ecocriticism,” PMLA 121, no. 2 (2006): 503-516.
- Margaret E. Atwood, “Margaret Atwood: It’s Not Climate Change–It’s Everything Change,” Matter (Medium) July 27 (2015).
Environmental Humanities: Remaking Nature
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