Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Contact: Hillary Eklund · firstname.lastname@example.org · 504-865-2263
Location: Thomas Hall, Whitney Bank Presentation Room
An emerging leader in the field of ecocriticism, Vin Nardizzi is assistant professor of English at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches Renaissance literature, ecocriticism, and queer and disability studies.
Nardizzi's lecture, part of the Biever Lecture Series, will examine the destructive potential of humans' affinity for green spaces. Taking examples from post-war narratives of killer plants that attack humans, Nardizzi offers a critique of what he calls "lawn mentality”—the impulse to fabricate, enclose and protect green spaces and the ideologies of privilege and power that sustain such impulses.
The event is sponsored by the Biever Lecture Series, the English Department and the Environmental Studies Department.