“Graduate Symposium in the Environmental Humanities” (Yale Environmental Humanities)

Event time: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 2:30pm
Whitney Humanities Center See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 
A Yale Environmental Humanities symposium featuring work by seven Yale doctoral students in the environmental humanities. The first panel, “Environmental Encounters in Arts,” features three papers exploring landscapes, pastoral ideology, and ecological systems. The second panel, “Spatial Politics and Social (In)Justice,” examines Latinx eco-media, early modern Japanese mining, and the environmental imaginary of the Nepalese state. An end of semester reception will conclude the event.

2:30 Opening remarks

Panel 1: Environmental Encounters in Arts

Moderator: Cajetan Iheka, Associate Professor of English

2:40 pm  Chelsea Jack, PhD in Anthropology “An Atmosphere of Dreams’: Hemp, CBD, and Aromatic Landscapes in the Hudson River Valley”

2:57 pm  Victoria Baena, PhD in Comparative Literature: “George Eliot’s Theory of Pastoral Ideology”

3:15 pm  Tyler Lutz, PhD in Physics: “Framing the End of Ecology: Koyaanisqatsi and Stalker

3:33 pm  Anna Hill, PhD in English: “Toward a Future Imperfect: Archiving American Decay in the Late Twentieth-Century Road Narrative”

3:50 pm Coffee break

Panel 2: Spatial Politics and Social (In)justice

Moderator: Tomo Sugimoto, Yale CEAS Postdoctoral Fellow in the Environmental Humanities

4:05 pm  Carlos Alonso Nugent, PhD in English: “Working Through the Archives of Latinx Eco-Media”

4:23 pm  Joanna Linzer, PhD in History: “Upstream, Downstream: Negotiating Iron Mining in Early Modern Japan”

4:39 pm  Amy Johnson, PhD in Anthropology and the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies: “Tending the Garden: Botanical Metaphors and the Nepal State”

5:15pm End of Semester Reception

Open to: 
General Public