Session Title

Medieval Ecocriticisms: Horror and the Environment

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Ecocriticisms

Organizer Name

Heide Estes

Organizer Affiliation

Monmouth Univ.

Presider Name

Ilse Schweitzer VanDonkelaar

Presider Affiliation

Michigan State Univ.

Paper Title 1

Cosmic Horror, Wyrd, and the Old English Ruin

Presenter 1 Name

Lisa M. C. Weston

Presenter 1 Affiliation

California State Univ.-Fresno

Paper Title 2

Powers of Horror: Masculinity and Landscape in the Old English Andreas

Presenter 2 Name

Heide Estes

Start Date

11-5-2019 1:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 2016

Description

Global environmental problems and climate change are becoming more urgent and acute, and the study of medieval art, architecture, artifacts, and documentary and literary texts can illuminate the long reach of attitudes and ideologies that have led us to current crisis. Scholars are becoming increasingly aware that environmental concerns intersect with issues of race, gender, national origin, economic power, and (dis)ability. Attitudes articulated many hundreds of years ago continue to affect current ideas about and responses to climate issues. This session presents papers on how horror interacts with environmental approaches to literary and cultural remains of the medieval European past. Heide Estes

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May 11th, 1:30 PM

Medieval Ecocriticisms: Horror and the Environment

Fetzer 2016

Global environmental problems and climate change are becoming more urgent and acute, and the study of medieval art, architecture, artifacts, and documentary and literary texts can illuminate the long reach of attitudes and ideologies that have led us to current crisis. Scholars are becoming increasingly aware that environmental concerns intersect with issues of race, gender, national origin, economic power, and (dis)ability. Attitudes articulated many hundreds of years ago continue to affect current ideas about and responses to climate issues. This session presents papers on how horror interacts with environmental approaches to literary and cultural remains of the medieval European past. Heide Estes