Figuring Worlds: Engaging the Environmental Humanities

When:21 Nov 2016, 10am - 12:30pm
Venue:Morven Brown 310 (map ref C20)
Who:Joni Adamson (Arizona State University) Elizabeth DeLoughrey (University of California)
“Baja Desert Coast” by Jon DeJong

This workshop will focus on four pre-circulated papers by our international visitors: Prof. Joni Adamson (ASU) and Prof. Elizabeth DeLoughrey (UCLA). Working across oceanic and desert landscapes, they explore the legacies and ongoing realities of colonialism and diverse forms of environmental destruction. More than merely descriptive, each in their own way asks how the humanities and other creative, publically engaged practices, might contribute to the imagining and crafting of inclusive, bioculturally diverse, worlds.

The workshop will begin with two invited responses to these readings from Prof. Warwick Anderson (USyd) and A/Prof. Tess Lea (USyd). The majority of the workshop will take the form of a Q&A and general audience discussion with the panellists on key themes emerging from the readings. Readings will be circulated to registered participants one month prior to the event.

Places at the workshop are limited, please RSVP here:

Enquiries please contact Thom van Dooren (

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