The Future of Ecocritical Theory is an inaugural event designed to raise the profile of ecocritical scholarship within the southern California UC and CSU systems. We welcome academics from southern California to participate in a series of panels and roundtable discussions designed to foster inter-UC collaboration at both the faculty and graduate level.
Ursula Heise, Professor of English and Appointed Faculty at UCLA’s Interdisciplinary Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Gabriele Schwab, Chancellor’s Professor of Comparative Literature and Leader of UCI's Working Group on Sustainability
Teresa Shewry, Assistant Professor and Director of Literature and the Environment at UCSB
This symposium explores two related themes. Firstly: what’s in store for ecocriticism? And secondly: how can we further engage environmental thinking with the digital humanities; and, in particular, with experimental media such video games, and with critical discourses such as technology studies?
Those interested in presenting a paper should submit a 250-300 word abstract, attached to an email as a .doc or .docx file, including professional affiliation and contact information. Please direct submissions to by February 1, 2014.
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