“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

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sarah Ray Talk at UC Davis

Environments & Societies: History, Literature, and Justice
UC Davis Mellon Research Initiative
2012 Colloquium Series

The Ecological Other: Bodies, Nature, and Exclusion
Sarah Jaquette Ray, University of Alaska, Southeast

Wednesday, February 8
4pm - 6pm
126 Voorhies Hall

Sarah Jaquette Ray is Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of the Geography and Environmental Studies BA Program at University of Alaska Southeast. Her work combines environmental justice literature and theory, human geography, and cultural studies, and she is currently working on a book manuscript, under contract with University of Arizona Press, titled The Ecological Other: Bodies, Nature, and Exclusion. She received a doctorate in Environmental Sciences, Studies, and Policy from the University of Oregon in 2009, a MA in American Studies from University of Texas at Austin, and a BA in Religious Studies and Women’s Studies from Swarthmore College. She teaches courses in environmental literature, ecocriticism, environmental justice, cultural studies, composition, and human geography.

For more information about the colloquium series, please visit: http://environmentsandsocieties.ucdavis.edu/.

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