Session Title

Medieval Ecocriticisms: What Can Medieval Studies Bring to Ecocriticism? (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Ecocriticisms

Organizer Name

Heide Estes

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Cambridge

Presider Name

Jeffrey J. Cohen

Presider Affiliation

George Washington Univ.

Paper Title 1

Medieval Reliquaries as Functionally Differentiated Environments

Presenter 1 Name

Rachel S. Anderson

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Grand Valley State Univ.

Paper Title 2

Ecolinguistics: Deep Time and Medieval Language Contact

Presenter 2 Name

Jonathan Hsy

Presenter 2 Affiliation

George Washington Univ.

Paper Title 3

Medieval Gardens

Presenter 3 Name

Allyson McNitt

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Oklahoma

Paper Title 4

Animals and Gods without Us in Medieval Religious Literature

Presenter 4 Name

Mo Pareles

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Northwestern Univ.

Paper Title 5

The Early Middle English Alliterative Tradition: Husbandry, Class, Economics, and Ecocriticism

Presenter 5 Name

Matthew Pullen

Presenter 5 Affiliation

South Dakota State Univ.

Paper Title 6

Patience, ISIS, and the Ecological Scars of Perpetual War

Presenter 6 Name

Rob Wakeman

Presenter 6 Affiliation

Univ. of Maryland

Start Date

16-5-2015 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 1035

Description

Ecocriticism is a burgeoning area of study among a variety of fields in the humanities that is gaining traction among scholars of the medieval. In this session, papers from scholars in different disciplines investigate how animals, eschatology, gardens, linguistics, reliquaries, taxation, and war can influence the directions and conclusions of the broader field of ecocriticism.

Heide Estes

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May 16th, 3:30 PM

Medieval Ecocriticisms: What Can Medieval Studies Bring to Ecocriticism? (A Roundtable)

Fetzer 1035

Ecocriticism is a burgeoning area of study among a variety of fields in the humanities that is gaining traction among scholars of the medieval. In this session, papers from scholars in different disciplines investigate how animals, eschatology, gardens, linguistics, reliquaries, taxation, and war can influence the directions and conclusions of the broader field of ecocriticism.

Heide Estes