Guest Lecture

Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology

Event Information

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019
  • Adam-Kuckhoff-Str. 35, SR 2
  • 06108 Halle (Saale)

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Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology

Prof. Dr. Hubert Zapf (Universität Augsburg)

In the context of the seminar “Introduction to Major Issues in American Environmental Studies,” Prof. Dr. Zapf’s lecture will provide a general overview on Cultural Ecology, a new direction in ecocriticism and the environmental humanities. An expert on (literary) ecocritical theory and sustainability studies, Professor Zapf will discuss how literature, as a “medium of radical civilizational critique,” can challenge established narratives about man and nature as well as current societal and economic practices. 

Everybody interested in the topic is welcome to attend.