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“Walter Scott and the Matter of Landscape: Ecologies of Violence” in The Bottle Imp Issue 16, 2014.
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Essex University’s MA in Wild Writing: Literature and the Environment
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Talk at Casper, Wyoming.
“Cloaking and Hiding: Dressing up in Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Master of Ballantrae.”
Category Archives: Trees
Wildflower meadow and nature corridor, Wivenhoe Park, University of Essex OED definitions: Wildflower. Not listed. A search returns “wildering” as the nearest approximation, meaning “Leading or driving one astray.” Wildlife: “The native fauna and flora of a particular region.” Wildlife … Continue reading
White pine in the rain. Boise, April 2014. ‘A large tree on the west side of a residential home can save up to $48 per year in electricity and natural gas use.’ ‘Urban trees remove 581 tons of air pollutants … Continue reading
Getting to the Roots of the Matter: Trees and the Environmental Imagination in 19th Century Literature.
A video recording of my lecture in Interdisciplinary Explorations: The Idea of Nature Public Lecture Series at Boise State University, Idaho is now available at Boise Scholarworks. Thanks to the sponsors for their generosity in making the series possible, to … Continue reading
I was talking with my group of graduate students about John Muir’s essays originally written for newspapers, published in the collection Travels in Alaska (1915). Muir developed a hypothesis during the 1870s revising accounts of how the geological landscape of … Continue reading