Ecological Literary Criticism and the Poetry of Sustainability(10月23日)




  目:Ecological Literary Criticism and the Poetry of Sustainability

主讲人:Professor Scott Slovic





Professor Scott Slovic简介:


Scott Slovic is professor of literature and environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, in the United States. A graduate of Stanford University (B.A., English) and Brown University (M.A. and Ph.D., English), he has been a Fulbright Scholar in Germany, Japan, and China—and he has also been a visiting professor at Rice University, the University of Queensland (Australia), National Taiwan Normal University, Central China Normal University, Tsinghua University (China), Rikkyo University (Japan), and the Ecole Normale Superieure (France). Scott was the founding president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) from 1992 to 1995, and since 1995 he has edited ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, the central journal in the field of ecocriticism (adopted by Oxford University Press in 2008). He has been actively involved in establishing branches of ASLE in Japan, Australia/New Zealand, India, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey, and he frequently travels to various parts of the world to support communities of scholars and writers interested in the intersections of nature and culture.

The author of more than 150 articles concerning American, German, Japanese, and Australian environmental literature and ecocritical theory, Scott has also written, edited, or co-edited fifteen books, including most recently the book Going Away to Think: Engagement, Retreat, and Ecocritical Responsibility (2008), which is also due to be published later this year in Chinese translation by Beijing University Press. His previous books include Seeking Awareness in American Nature Writing (1992), The ISLE Reader: Ecocriticism, 1993-2003 (2003), What’s Nature Worth? Narrative Expressions of Environmental Values (2004), and Wild Nevada: Testimonies on Behalf of the Desert (2005), to name a few. His current projects include a guest co-edited issue of the journal MELUS: Multiethnic Literature of the United States devoted to “ethnicity and ecocriticism,” a monograph titled Thinking Like Yucca Mountain: Taking to Heart the Literature of Sustainability, and several edited volumes, such as Currents of the Universal Being: Explorations in the Literature of Energy and Writing the Cause: Testimonies of Literary Engagement, among others. He recently coordinated “A Booklist of International Environmental Literature” for the journal World Literature Today, which offers annotated discussions of environmental writing from seventeen countries or regions throughout the world.



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