The 21st century's mounting environmental crises—from toxics to extinction to a warming climate—make it crucial to free environmental writing from the gaze of the “Lone Enraptured Male” in Kathleen Jamie’s phrase. This panel of scholars and writers will consider the themes, topics, and formal elements that environmental writers can bring to their storytelling, how to handle or tell stories that support political action, and how to link issues of justice and equality with the histories, presents, and futures of our shared, changing environment.
The panel features:
- Kerri Arsenault, journalist and memoirist
- Kate Brown, environmental historian (MIT)
- Bathsheba Demuth, environmental historian (Brown University)
- Joan Naviyuk Kane, poet (Tufts University/ Institute of American Indian Arts)
- Tony Perry, environmental historian (Smithsonian Institution)
This webinar is free and open to the public. The event is a collaboration between the Cogut Institute’s Initiative for Environmental Humanities at Brown (EHAB) and the Boston Book Festival.