Interdisciplinary Visions of Environment Lecture
Beauty from Desolation
The goal of the Interdisciplinary Visions of Environment Lecture Series is to explore how concepts of nature are expressed in literature, art, philosophy, music and other disciplines and to discuss how ideas of nature have changed between the 1600s and the present. The C of I lectures are free and open to the entire campus community. The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Feb. 13: Jedediah Purdy, Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law, Duke University.
- “The American Environmental Imagination,” 9:40 a.m., Sterry Hall Board Room.
- “After Nature: Living in the Anthropocene,” 11:30 a.m., Sterry Hall Board Room.
Thursday, March 13: Richard Brantley, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida.
- “Emily Dickinson and Science,” 9:40 a.m., Sterry Hall Board Room.
Thursday, March 20: Lisa Brady, Professor of History, Boise State University.
- “Beauty from Desolation: The U.S. Civil War and the Nature Preservation Impetus,” 9:40 a.m., Simplot Dining Hall-South.
Thursday, April 24: Susan Oliver, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Essex, England.
- “Getting to the Roots of the Matter: Trees in 19th-Century Literature,” 9:40 a.m., Sterry Hall Board Room.
- Thu, Mar 20, 2014
- 9:30 AM
- Simplot Dining Hall-South