Ecocriticism: it’s so hot right now!

Adam Tinkle ’08 and Will Blomquist ’08 will be running a student forum this semester titled Contemporary Environmental
Philosophy. Here’s what Adam has to say:

We are going to be holding a student forum this semester for a full credit to explore the wide range of contemporary theoretical perspectives in the burgeoning field of environmental philosophy. We’ll read from subfields like deep ecology, ecofeminism, Green political theory, animal liberation and many others. A tentative syllabus is available here, but the class will generate much of the syllabus together. Email atinkle@wes with your name, class year, and any relevant coursework or experience in the fields of philosophy, environmental studies or critical theory, along with a few words about why you’re interested.

We are tentatively scheduling the course for Wednesday nights. We will be holding an organizational meeting to discuss logistics and hand out the first reading at 4:00 PM this Friday on the first floor of Usdan.

EDIT: Corrected the title of the forum.

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6 thoughts on “Ecocriticism: it’s so hot right now!

  1. Tony Ward

    Kia ora from New Zealand, I just found you through my Google Alerts for Critical Theory and Critical Pedagogy. I have read your material and I think that you may find my own website useful. You are free to use it as a resource as you wish. I am a retired academic with more than 40 years teaching Architecture at Universities on three continents (the UK, U. C. Berkeley and U. of Auckland, New Zealand). I have a PhD in Architecture – specialising in the interface between design education and critical theory/critical pedagogy – but my writings cover a whole range of fields. I have a distinguished teaching Award from the University of Auckland (where I taught for 20 years), and for the last five years served as Director of Academic Programme Development at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, (one of three Maori Universities) in New Zealand where I also taught Critical Education Theory and Cultural Studies. This gave me a unique perspective on issues of Colonisation, Education and Cultural Pluralism and Critical Pedagogy. I retired a year ago and have set up the website as an educational resource. I am writing because I thought you might find my own website useful. It covers issues such as:Critical TheoryCritical Theorists Critical Practice (Praxis)Critical PedagogyCritical Education TheoryColonisation PostcolonialismPostmodernismIndigenous StudiesCritical PsychologyCultural StudiesCritical AestheticsHegemony,Academic Programme DevelopmentSustainable DesignCritical Design etc. etc. The website at: http://www.TonyWardEdu.com contains more than 60 (absolutely free) downloadable and fully illustrated PDFs on all of these topics and more offered to students from the primer level, up to PhD. It also has a set of extensive bibliographies and related web links in all of these areas. I would be very grateful if you would have a look at the website and perhaps bring it to the attention of your friends and colleagues for them to use as a resource. There is no catch! It’s just that I believe the world is going to hell at an unimaginable rate and I want to do something to help to turn it around – for my five children and my grandchildren All that I ask in return, is that you and they let me know what you think about the website and cite me for any material that may be downloaded and/or used. I would also appreciate a reciprocal link to my site from your own so that others may come to know about it and use it.Many thanksDr. Tony Ward Dip.Arch. (Birm)Academic Programme, Tertiary Education and Sustainable Design Consultant(Ph) (07) 307 2245(m) 027 22 66 563(e) tonyward.transform@xtra.co.nz

  2. Tony Ward

    Kia ora from New Zealand, I just found you through my Google Alerts for Critical Theory and Critical Pedagogy. I have read your material and I think that you may find my own website useful. You are free to use it as a resource as you wish. I am a retired academic with more than 40 years teaching Architecture at Universities on three continents (the UK, U. C. Berkeley and U. of Auckland, New Zealand). I have a PhD in Architecture – specialising in the interface between design education and critical theory/critical pedagogy – but my writings cover a whole range of fields. I have a distinguished teaching Award from the University of Auckland (where I taught for 20 years), and for the last five years served as Director of Academic Programme Development at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, (one of three Maori Universities) in New Zealand where I also taught Critical Education Theory and Cultural Studies. This gave me a unique perspective on issues of Colonisation, Education and Cultural Pluralism and Critical Pedagogy. I retired a year ago and have set up the website as an educational resource. I am writing because I thought you might find my own website useful. It covers issues such as:Critical TheoryCritical Theorists Critical Practice (Praxis)Critical PedagogyCritical Education TheoryColonisation PostcolonialismPostmodernismIndigenous StudiesCritical PsychologyCultural StudiesCritical AestheticsHegemony,Academic Programme DevelopmentSustainable DesignCritical Design etc. etc. The website at: http://www.TonyWardEdu.com contains more than 60 (absolutely free) downloadable and fully illustrated PDFs on all of these topics and more offered to students from the primer level, up to PhD. It also has a set of extensive bibliographies and related web links in all of these areas. I would be very grateful if you would have a look at the website and perhaps bring it to the attention of your friends and colleagues for them to use as a resource. There is no catch! It’s just that I believe the world is going to hell at an unimaginable rate and I want to do something to help to turn it around – for my five children and my grandchildren All that I ask in return, is that you and they let me know what you think about the website and cite me for any material that may be downloaded and/or used. I would also appreciate a reciprocal link to my site from your own so that others may come to know about it and use it.Many thanksDr. Tony Ward Dip.Arch. (Birm)Academic Programme, Tertiary Education and Sustainable Design Consultant(Ph) (07) 307 2245(m) 027 22 66 563(e) tonyward.transform@xtra.co.nz

  3. Tony Ward

    Kia ora from New Zealand,

    I just found you through my Google Alerts for Critical Theory and Critical Pedagogy. I have read your material and I think that you may find my own website useful. You are free to use it as a resource as you wish.

    I am a retired academic with more than 40 years teaching Architecture at Universities on three continents (the UK, U. C. Berkeley and U. of Auckland, New Zealand). I have a PhD in Architecture – specialising in the interface between design education and critical theory/critical pedagogy – but my writings cover a whole range of fields. I have a distinguished teaching Award from the University of Auckland (where I taught for 20 years), and for the last five years served as Director of Academic Programme Development at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, (one of three Maori Universities) in New Zealand where I also taught Critical Education Theory and Cultural Studies. This gave me a unique perspective on issues of Colonisation, Education and Cultural Pluralism and Critical Pedagogy. I retired a year ago and have set up the website as an educational resource. I am writing because I thought you might find my own website useful. It covers issues such as:

    Critical Theory
    Critical Theorists
    Critical Practice (Praxis)
    Critical Pedagogy
    Critical Education Theory
    Colonisation
    Postcolonialism
    Postmodernism
    Indigenous Studies
    Critical Psychology
    Cultural Studies
    Critical Aesthetics
    Hegemony,
    Academic Programme Development
    Sustainable Design
    Critical Design etc. etc.

    The website at: http://www.TonyWardEdu.com contains more than 60 (absolutely free) downloadable and fully illustrated PDFs on all of these topics and more offered to students from the primer level, up to PhD. It also has a set of extensive bibliographies and related web links in all of these areas.

    I would be very grateful if you would have a look at the website and perhaps bring it to the attention of your friends and colleagues for them to use as a resource.

    There is no catch!

    It’s just that I believe the world is going to hell at an unimaginable rate and I want to do something to help to turn it around – for my five children and my grandchildren All that I ask in return, is that you and they let me know what you think about the website and cite me for any material that may be downloaded and/or used.

    I would also appreciate a reciprocal link to my site from your own so that others may come to know about it and use it.

    Many thanks

    Dr. Tony Ward Dip.Arch. (Birm)
    Academic Programme, Tertiary Education and Sustainable Design Consultant

    (Ph) (07) 307 2245
    (m) 027 22 66 563
    (e) tonyward.transform@xtra.co.nz

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