Hello, welcome and thanks for visiting my website. I started this blog because of my interest in the relationship between literature and the environment. Professionally, I’m a Reader in Literature at the University of Essex, UK. Our campus is particularly noted for its trees and wildlife, so I am fortunate to direct a Masters Degree in environmental studies: the MA Wild Writing: Literature and the Environment. I’m also Honorary Fellow in Literary Studies at the University of Wyoming. Wyoming has come to be my second home, and I divide much of my time between East Anglia and the western USA. Thinking about those two very different locations informs a fair amount of the posts on this site. I also write about Romantic and Scottish literature, and transatlantic literary culture. Other posts relate to those interests.
Ice Thoughts: 2 | Su… on Seeing beyond the Sandhill Cra… Elaine Ewart on Seeing beyond the Sandhill Cra… Seeing beyond the Sa… on Wildflower thoughts . . . Wildflower thoughts… on City of Trees: Boise, Idaho an… susanoliver2015 on Sculptured Coast
“Walter Scott and the Matter of Landscape: Ecologies of Violence” in The Bottle Imp Issue 16, 2014.
Follow me on TwitterMy Tweets
- Follow Susan Oliver, writing from . . . on WordPress.com
Essex University’s MA in Wild Writing: Literature and the Environment
TagsAlaska Aldeburgh Aldo Leopold Basque culture Bawdsey biodiversity Boise Climate Change Coastal conservation Cottonwoods Craters of the Moon cutthroat trout Dunwich East Anglia East Anglian arts scene eco-art ecology endangered bird species environment expeditions geology Goodale's Cutoff Grand Canyon grasses greater sage grouse Green River Henry David Thoreau high prairie hiking Idaho Italo Calvino James Fenimore Cooper John Muir John Vernon (author) John Wesley Powell Jon Burroughs Kathleen Jamie Keynote landscape Laramie Margaret Fuller Meek's Cutoff memory modern British sculptures Morrison Knudsen nature Center nature north Orfordness pioneer trails plants road trip Sagebrush steppe Scotland Scottish border Snake River Plain Snape social soil State emblems Superman II The Last Canyon (novel) trails travel writing U.S. deserts University of Essex University of Wyoming Urban forest Vedauwoo Volcanic landscapes Walter Scott western white pine Wildflowers William Wordsworth Wyoming
Talk at Casper, Wyoming.
“Cloaking and Hiding: Dressing up in Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Master of Ballantrae.”