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Environmental Humanities Cluster


The C19 Environmental Humanities Cluster brings together scholars who engage the urgent project of understanding and remaking the relationship between human beings and the natural world. It seeks to explicate the important role that the nineteenth century plays in our current ecological crisis.


The cluster is committed to advancing non-traditional understandings of both “nature” and the “environment” in order to include multiple sites, spaces, agents, and kinds of texts as well as to encouraging interdisciplinary and activist approaches that work outside of traditional fields and academic spaces. It includes, but is not limited to, scholars working in natural history writing, oceanic studies, geocriticism, posthumanism, animal studies, ecocriticsm, science and literature, energy studies, environmental justice, urban studies, food studies.

Contact Persons: Michelle Neely and John Levi Barnard


Image: Henry David Thoreau,

Frontispiece for Walden; Or, Life in the Woods (1854)

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