REGISTRATION – 10th Meeting on Environmental Philosophy

 

Registration for the Tenth Annual Meeting
on Environmental Philosophy is now OPEN.  

Environmetnasl Philsohopy & Environmetnal Activism

“Thinking and Acting Ecologically”
June 12-14, 2013 at the University of East Anglia, UK.

 

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2013
Download a Registration Form

 

Please complete a registration form and return to:

Environmental Philosophy Conference
Registry 3.15
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich, NR4 7TJ
Email: k.konyn@uea.ac.uk
Telephone: 01603 592286

The fees for students (£40 / $63 for the conference) are significantly reduced thanks to external funding by The University of East Anglia.

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Confirmed Speakers:

Iain McGilchrist

Emily Brady

Simon James

Angela Breitenbach

Larry Lohmann

Kate Rawles

Rupert Read

Ruth Makoff

Tom Greaves

and via weblink:

Ted Toadvine

Katie McShane

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

The conference programme includes:

  • A reading of Steve Water’s play The Contingency Plan
  • Guided walk around UEA Wildlife Trail
  • Open air picnic
  • Film screening
  • Papers delivered via weblink and other measures to reduce our carbon footprint

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CALL FOR PAPERS – The Tenth Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy

The International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE)
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resents the Tenth Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy,
to be held 12-14th of June 2013 at the University of East Anglia, UK.

“Thinking and Acting Ecologically”

UEA Wildlife Trail (photo: Tom Greaves)

The ISEE invites submissions on any topic in environmental philosophy / ecophilosophy broadly conceived. The focus of the tenth annual meeting will be on developing ideas and concepts that are not only thematically concerned with the environment but are themselves contributions to ecological action.

Topics might include:

  • Methods and principles that make for specifically ecological ways of thinking and acting
  • The relation of style to content in ecological thought and practice
  • Connections between philosophy and green politics / art practice/ science policy
  • The significance that specific environments have for ecological thought and action
  • The connections between ecological practices (e.g. walking, observing, gardening, direct action etc.) and ecological thought
  • Theory and practice of environmental justice and our relationship with future generations
  • Ecosophy/ ecophenomenology and/or ecologism
  • Problems and opportunities facing interdisciplinary environmental studies

Instructions for Submissions:

  • Submit 250 word abstracts for 20 minute papers to Tom Greaves
  • Please anonymize all abstracts (inc. PDF submissions)
  • Deadline:  January 31st, 2013

There will be a reduced conference fee for all speakers

Confirmed Speakers:

Iain McGilchrist

Emily Brady

Simon James

Angela Breitenbach

Larry Lohmann

Kate Rawles

Rupert Read

Ruth Makoff

Tom Greaves

and via weblink:

Ted Toadvine

Katie McShane

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

The conference programme includes:

  • A reading of Steve Water’s play The Contingency Plan
  • Guided walk around UEA Wildlife Trail
  • Open air picnic
  • Film screening
  • Papers delivered via weblink and other measures to reduce our carbon footprint

Submissions and Academic Inquiries:

Dr Tom Greaves, School of Philosophy, University of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, UK T.Greaves@uea.ac.uk   +44 (0)1603 593187

Administrative Inquiries:

Natalie Mitchell, Arts & Humanities Events Office, University of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, UK n.mitchell@uea.ac.uk   +44 (0)1603 592810

PODCAST – CoHearence Podcast #5: Literature and Politics at the Green Words/Green Worlds Conference (Part 2)

(Photo: Edie Steiner, Text 2: from the series Material Remains, 2003)

In the second part of CoHearence’s look at the 2011 conference, Green Words/Green Worlds: Environmental Literatures and Politics in Canada, we continue our investigation of the relationship between the cultivation of an environmental reading (and writing) practice and engaged eco-politics. Featuring excerpts from the Green Words/Green Worlds opening public poetry panel which included keynote presenters Brian Bartlett, Armand Garnett Ruffo and Rita Wong, we build on our discussion with conference organizers Catriona Sandilands and Ella Soper about why literature is important for environmental thought and action. We explore how and why Canadian ecocritics and poets are engaging with the challenging environmental questions of our time and provide perspectives for rethinking the way we imagine our environment.

Web Resources

Works Cited

  • Bartlett, Brian. “From Ringing Here & There: A Nature Calendar.” The Goose 9 (Summer 2011): 6-8 [PDF].
  • Bartlett, Brian. The Watchmaker’s Table. Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 2008.
  • Dickinson, Adam. “Call to Arms.” The Polymers. Scarborough ON: House of Anansi Press, 2013.
  • Momaday, N. Scott. The Way to Rainy Mountain. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1969.
  • Oman Lela Kiana. The Epic of Qayaq: The Longest Story Ever Told by My People. Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1995.
  • Robinson, Harry. Write it on your Heart. Ed. Wendy Wickwire. Vancouver: Talonbooks/Theytus,1989.
  • Rule, Jane. The Desert of the Heart. Toronto: Macmillan, 1964.
  • Sandilands, Catriona. “Queering Ecocultural Studies.” Cultural Studies 22:3 (2008): 455-476.
  • White, E.B. “E. B. White: Notes and Comment by Author.” By Israel Shenker, The New York Times 11 Jul. 1969.
  • Wong, Rita. “offering.” Forage. Gibsons Landing, B.C. Nightwood Editions, 2007. 12

Music Credits

Other Contributors

  • Brian Bartlett
  • Adam Dickinson
  • Ben Geherls
  • Kathryn Komorowski
  • Augustine Nchujie
  • Armand Garnett Ruffo
  • Catriona Sandilands
  • Ella Soper
  • Edie Steiner
  • Peter Timmerman
  • Rita Wong

Citation: Di Battista, Amanda and Andrew Mark, “Poetic Nature(s): Literature and Politics at the Green Words/Green Worlds Conference Part 2” CoHearence. 12 June 2012.

PODCAST – CoHearence Podcast #4: Poetic Nature(s): Literature and Politics at the Green Words/Green Worlds Conference

(Photo: Edie Steiner, Text 1: from the series Material Remains, 2003)

In the fall of 2011, ecocritics, writers, and poets from across Canada attended a conference at the Gladstone hotel in Toronto. This conference, entitled “Green Words/Green Worlds: Environmental Literatures and Politics in Canada,” focused on the relationship between the cultivation of an environmental reading (and writing) practice and engaged eco-politics. In this CoHearence episode, we’ll use recorded material collected at the conference as well as a follow-up interview with the conference organizers to explore the ways that Canadian ecocritics and poets are engaging with the challenging environmental questions of our time. Featuring conference organizers Catriona Sandilands and Ella Soper as well as keynote presenters Adam Dickinson, Anne, Milne, and Molly Wallace, we’ll ask the question: in a world increasingly characterized by climate change, environmental disasters, and technology, why does literature matter? How can an environmental writing practice be a political act?

Web Resources

Works Cited

Music Credits

  • Pants Productions

Other Contributors

  • Armand Garnett Ruffo
  • Janine McLeod
  • Catriona Sandilands
  • Ella Soper
  • Molly Wallace
  • Rita Wong
  • Anne Milne
  • Adam Dickinson

Citation: Di Battista, Amanda and Andrew Mark, “Poetic Nature(s): Literature and Politics at the Green Words/Green Worlds Conference” CoHearence. 24 May 2012.

PODCAST – CoHearence Podcast #3: Resistance for Breakfast: Hegemony, Arts, and Environment

(Photo: Edie Steiner, Industrial Ruins at Michipicoten Bay, 2010.)

“My name is this and that and I come from here and there and I practice I don’t know what and I am not myself because I am also my government and I am also my economy and I am very much my one-directional totalitarian culture which subdues me and misuses me and uses and misuses my work to the point where I don’t know where my work is itself or where my work is something other than itself or where my work is the opposite of itself and this one-directional culture uses and misuses not only my production but also my protest against these uses and misuses because my protest is part of its pluralistic glory which is part of its world governing economic order which presents itself as a religion and is as fervently believed in as a religion and extracts from its believers the fanaticism of a fervently believed in religion and the chief characteristic of this self-righteous world governing order is that it is marching on and on and on and on and this marching on and on and on and on has no opposition because it eats opposition for breakfast.”
– Peter Schumann, Bread and Puppet

The title of this episode, Resistance for Breakfast: Hegemony, Arts, and Environment, is a playful departure from Peter Schumann’s words, and suggests that, perhaps, we could all use a little more resistance in our diet. We will investigate how hegemonic power manifests itself in environmental art and how art practices can also expose and challenge such power. Hegemony is a social condition in which dominant groups exercise power in all aspects of social reality not through militarized violence but rather through implied means (Mayo, 35). The scholars, activists, and educators we speak with call for resistance to hegemonic power that is not only critical and subversive but also beautiful.

Featuring interviews with FES Professor Deborah Barndt, storyteller and FES contract faculty Chris Cavanagh, FES PhD candidate Heather McLean, and artist and FES PhD candidate Edie Steiner, we will discuss the ways ‘the arts’ reinforce common sense understandings of what constitutes ‘good art.’ We’ll also explore the problematic relationship between large art festivals and local arts movements and suggest ways in which critical environmental art practices can facilitate meaningful activism and create change.

CoHearence Contributor Websites/Blogs

Community Art and Arts Activist Web Resources

Works Cited

Music Credits

Other Contributors

  • Deborah Barndt
  • Chris Cavanagh
  • Heather McLean
  • Edie Steiner

Citation: Di Battista, Amanda and Andrew Mark, “Exploring the Intersections of Culture, History, and the Environment” CoHearence. 11 April 2012.