SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR SPRING 2013

1.  Sustainability: Of What?  For Whom?
Tuesday, February 12, 4:30-6pm (light reception to follow)
Guerlac Room, A. D. White House
Sponsored by the Society for the Humanities, Initiative on Sustainability via the Humanities and the Arts

Panelists:
Virginia Kennedy (English)
“Cultural Climate Change:  Paradigm Shifts in a Warming World.”

Laura Martin (Natural Resources)
“Coral, Competition, Cold War: Eugene and Howard Odums’s Ecological Research at Eniwetok Atoll.”

Daegan Miller (History)
“Black and Green: African American Pioneers and Freedom’s Ecology in the Adirondacks, 1846-1859.”

2.  Evening session: “Natural Histories”
Monday, March 4th, at 8:15pm.

We’ll meet at Laura Martin’s house (126 W. Court St, Ithaca) to discuss three essays:
– Joyce Carol Oates, “Against nature”
– Annie Dillard, “Innocence in the Galapagos”
– Jonathan Franzen, “Farther away”

3.  ROUNDTABLE: “Poetry and Ecological Methodology”
Thursday, April 11th, 12:30-2pm, Bio Tech G01
Moderated by Laura Martin (a co-founder of CREST), Natural Resources
Speakers:
Joanie Mackowski (English/Creative Writing Program)
Amanda Jo Goldstein (English)
Ben Dalziel (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)

4.  Evening session: short writings by Iscol lecturer Peter Kareiva
Tuesday, April 16th, 8:15pm.
Readings and location to be announced.

5.  ROUNDTABLE with visiting speaker Lawrence Buell,
Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, emeritus, Harvard University.

“The Challenges of Humanistic Sustainability.”
Tuesday, April 30th, 12:30-2pm.
Dining room, A.D. White House.
Co-sponsored by the Society for the Humanities.
(Buell is one of the founders of the field of eco-criticism and the author of
The Environmental Imagination (1995) and
Writing for an Endangered World (2001), among many other books.)

6.  LECTURE by Lawrence Buell (see above, item 5).

“Uses and Abuses of Environmental Memory.”
Tuesday, April 30th, 4:30pm, Guerlac Room, A.D. White House.
Co-sponsored by the Society for the Humanities.

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