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Environmental Humanities Research Workshop

Faculty Coordinators: Carine Mardorossian (English) and Randy Schiff (English)

The Environmental Humanities Research Workshop (formerly known as the Ecocritical Studies Research Workshop) is an interdisciplinary initiative connecting faculty and graduate scholars who are working on intersections between ecology and various creative arts. Numerous academic fields have been energized by a recent turn towards interdisciplinary materialist analysis that has blurred the boundaries between the humanities and the hard sciences, and encouraged a range of new critical juxtapositions. The Environmental Humanities has responded to this scholarly sea change. Featuring a reading group that meets bi-monthly to discuss landmark works related to ecocriticism, we cultivate a vibrant community of researchers focused on exploring a broad range of perspectives concerning ecosystems, nature and narrative, and environmental crisis.