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Workshops on Ecocriticism

Workshops on Ecocriticism

Mon 20 Mar 2017 16:00 - Thu 23 Mar 2017 18:00

Various locations in Central Area

This is a free event, just show up!


Please join the International Development Society EUID in this Lecture Series on March 20th-23rd. We are pleased to have the scholar Imelda Martin Junquera, Head of Department of Modern Languages in Universidad de Leon, Spain. This lecture series will feature an introduction to ecocriticism, ecofeminism, and environmental justice.

Imelda Martin Junquera is an associate Professor at the Department of Modern Languages. Her fields of research range from Chicano and Native American Literature and Culture, Border Studies, Ecofeminism and Ecocriticism, to Post-Colonial Studies. She has an extensive publications list, including her own book on Chicano and Native-American literature. She is currently affiliated with GIECO, a research group on ecocriticism at the Universidad de Alcala - Franklin Institute.

See the detailed programme below. All sessions will take a workshop form, allowing time for discussion and Q&A. All sessions will be in central campus, 4-6pm. Free, open to all, no need to book a space.


-Monday 20th March, 4-6pm, Meadows Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School, Doorway 4

Introduction to Ecocriticism

After an introduction to the concept and its theoretical backgrounds, Imelda Martin will facilitate a workshop with Coetzee’s “The Lives of Animals” as a starting point. JM Coetzee was recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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-Tuesday 21st, 4-6pm, room 3.15/18 Buccleuch Place

Introduction to Environmental Justice

In light of the increasing deliberate targeting of minority communities in a global sphere, environmental justice will be the topic of this session. Through clips from the movie “Babel” (2006), we will discuss human relations to nature, and how the exploitation of the resources and overpopulation can be listed as reasons for the current environmental crisis.

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-Wednesday 22nd, 4-6pm, Practice Suite, Chrystal Macmillan Building 1st floor

Introduction to Ecofeminism(s)

An introduction to ecofeminism based on Karen Warren’s ‘Ecological Feminist Philosophies’. Imelda will go through the eight types of ecofeminism, highlighting the plurality of ecofeminist thought as a framework for the general study of the parallel oppression of women and nature -or non-human others.

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-Thursday 23rd, 4-6pm, Practice Suite, Chrystal Macmillan Building 1st floor

Ecofeminism and environmental justice: entanglement

With clips from the movie “Food Inc” (2008), this session will shed a light in the intersectionsbetween conceptual and activist understandings of ecocriticism, ecofeminism and environmental justice. Animal ethics, gender equality and social justice will be some of the topics discussed.

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