Virtual Lecture: Alpine Topographies of Loss

January 27, 2022

Virtual Lecture Series: Towards "Environmental Humanities"? Ecocriticism in Theory and Practice

Time: January 27, 2022
Lecturer: Dr. Dominik Schrey
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Over the past decades, the climate crisis has risen to the forefront of social
and environmental concerns. In literary and cultural studies, there has been a
corresponding rise of interest in ecological issues, ranging from literary
(critical) engagement (climate and ecocollapse fiction, literary ecocriticism
and econarratology) to cultural and theoretical considerations (green cultural
studies and the environmental imagination, ecofeminism and environmental
justice, ecological citizenship and transnationalism).
This lecture series constitutes a foray into the variety of ecoliterary
(and ecomedial) depictions of anthropogenic climate change and the diversity
of ecocritical approaches.
As this lecture series is part of the Stuttgart Change Labs project ‘The
Climate Crisis in the (English Foreign Language) Classroom’, we also invite
discussions of how to include environmental thinking into educational

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