Session Title

Environment and Apocalypse: Medieval and Modern Ecologies (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Oecologies: Inhabiting Premodern Worlds

Organizer Name

David K. Coley

Organizer Affiliation

Simon Fraser Univ.

Presider Name

David K. Coley

Paper Title 1

Eco-Genres: Imagining Degrowth with Medieval Literature

Presenter 1 Name

Tekla Bude

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Oregon State Univ.

Paper Title 2

Like a Sturgeon: Fishy Business in the Late Middle Ages

Presenter 2 Name

Aylin Malcolm

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Pennsylvania

Paper Title 3

The Sky Is Falling

Presenter 3 Name

Vin Nardizzi

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of British Columbia

Paper Title 4

Apocalypse and Nature's Decay

Presenter 4 Name

Peter Remien

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Lewis-Clark State College

Paper Title 5

Prophecy, Narrative, and the Forms of Ecological Knowledge

Presenter 5 Name

William Rhodes

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Univ. of Iowa

Paper Title 6

Tree Rings, Ice Cores, Chronicle Accounts?

Presenter 6 Name

Kellie Robertson

Presenter 6 Affiliation

Univ. of Maryland

Paper Title 7

Without Endings: The Ruin of Medieval Literature

Presenter 7 Name

Scott Russell

Presenter 7 Affiliation

Simon Fraser Univ.

Start Date

8-5-2020 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1120

Description

Our ever-warming and resource desperate planet is in a state of existential crisis: we face a looming environmental apocalypse of our own making. The challenges we confront in the Anthropocene—climate change, rising sea levels, accelerated species extinction—are as globally interconnected as they are acute. This session will explore how we might approach our current ecological crisis through the ecological crises of the global Middle Ages, including (but not limited to) climatic and meteorological shifts, plague and epidemic disease, famine, drought and flood, and climate migration. How might the ecological sensibilities of the Middle Ages and the present intersect? David Coley

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May 8th, 1:30 PM

Environment and Apocalypse: Medieval and Modern Ecologies (A Roundtable)

Schneider 1120

Our ever-warming and resource desperate planet is in a state of existential crisis: we face a looming environmental apocalypse of our own making. The challenges we confront in the Anthropocene—climate change, rising sea levels, accelerated species extinction—are as globally interconnected as they are acute. This session will explore how we might approach our current ecological crisis through the ecological crises of the global Middle Ages, including (but not limited to) climatic and meteorological shifts, plague and epidemic disease, famine, drought and flood, and climate migration. How might the ecological sensibilities of the Middle Ages and the present intersect? David Coley