Author Archives: envirolit

About envirolit

Professor of Environmental Literature

Simon Estok & Ecophobia

by Zacharie DeJarlais                                Trained as a   Shakespearean at the University of Alberta, I seek to theorize viable relationships between scholarship and activism, with ecocriticism and Shakespeare being my primary areas of research and publishing.  Publications: Ecocriticism and Shakespeare: Reading … Continue reading

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Postcolonialism and the Environment: An Introduction

by Shauna Molloy The two fields of postcolonial and eco/environmental studies have merged into a seemingly contradictory pair. The issues of colonising land in a manner that provides an ecoconscious perspective and practice are diverse and intricate. The complications involved … Continue reading

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Ecofeminist Literary Criticism

By Britany Bach Ecofeminism is a social and political movement that focuses on the oppression of women and nature as they are interrelated.  The term–often attributed to Francoise d’Eaubonne’s 1974 essay, “feminism ou le mort”– actually sprung up in many … Continue reading

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Lawrence Buell

by Benjamin Bakker Lawrence Buell                 Lawrence Buell was born in 1939 in a city and state unknown. Not much is known about his childhood or adolescence, although after he was born his parents lived in Malvern, Pennsylvania. His mother … Continue reading

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Terry Tempest Williams

by Katey Parrott Born: September 8, 1955 in Corona California Lived through “The Day We Bombed Utah” as a child. Seeing the connection between the bombing area and rise in cancer patients sparked her passion for environmental writing, which led … Continue reading

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Sandra Steingraber

Sandra  Steingraber Ecologist, author, and cancer survivor by Cody Jakubowski Sandra Steingraber is currently a scholar in residence in Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. She is recognized for her ability to serve as a two-way translator between scientists and … Continue reading

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Blacks in National Parks?

Lack of Blacks at National Parks Worries Ranger ABC News / By ERIC HORNG YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., Aug. 16, 2009 America’s national parks have a quiet power and an arresting beauty, but to Yosemite National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson, … Continue reading

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