“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Next Port(land) of Call

...And so to Portland on Tuesday, where I'll be talking at 7pm on ecology and sustainability at the Portland State Smith Memorial Student Union (room 338), thanks to Amy Greenstadt and the Humanities Sustainability Research Project. I'll also be doing a seminar the following day.

Morton Portland Talk

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Put up your Dukes

I'm at Duke University today and tomorrow doing a roundtable on ecology and ideology with the good people of Polygraph.

(Update) It was a really really great discussion, thanks in large part to the contributions of Kathy Rudy, and to the stellar organization of Gerry Canavan, Ryan, Lisa and the rest of the Polygraph crew. It's now available on YouTube.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Romanticism podcast

I just started podcasting my British Romantic Period class on iTunes U, if you're interested. (As you probably know you can get my Literature and the Environment class there too.)

(Update--thanks Richard for noting the difficulty. iTunes renamed me anonymously):
Open iTunes
Click on iTunes U
Click on Universities & Colleges
Click on UC Davis
Romanticism should be on the main page.