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"This World Uncertain Is": The Environmental Humanities from an Early Modern Ecological Perspective

Par Lowell Duckert : Assistant Professor - University of Delaware
Publié par Marion Coste le 16/02/2024

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[Conférence] How can words and concepts from the Early Modern period help us address today's environmental issues? In this talk, Lowell Duckert outlines the basic tenets of the Environmental Humanities and the different methodologies this field draws on, before giving examples of Early Modern texts describing ecological issues.

This lecture was organised as part of a research residency at IHRIM (ENS de Lyon), with the participation of Labex Comod.

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Introduction 00:00:00
1. What are the Environmental Humanities? 00:1:35
2. Methodologies 00:10:30
  • Animal Studies
00:11:02
  • Environmental Justice
00:12:30
  • Ecofeminism
00:13:50
  • Material ecocriticism
00:15:10
  • Queer and transecology
00:16:52
  • Postcolonial and political ecology
00:18:00
  • And more...
00:20:40
3. Four issues in the Early Modern Environmental Humanities 00:27:30
  • The Little Ice Age
00:29:55
  • Natural Disasters
00:32:44
  • Deforestation
00:35:17
  • Air pollution
00:37:47
4. What about the now? 00:40:30
5. Coda: Speaking as the North 00:47:44

 

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Pour citer cette ressource :

Lowell Duckert, ""This World Uncertain Is": The Environmental Humanities from an Early Modern Ecological Perspective", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2024. Consulté le 18/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/litterature/litterature-britannique/the-environmental-humanities-from-an-early-modern-ecological-perspective