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Eco Books: A Discussion on Writing and Publishing in the Environmental Humanities - Corey Byrnes and Keith Woodhouse

Environmental Humanities books by Keith Woodhouse and Corey Byrnes

When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Central

Where: Kresge Hall, 1515 (Trienens Forum), 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and public welcome!

Contact: Jill Mannor   (847) 467-3970

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Co-Sponsor: Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Upon the publication of their respective books, Northwestern professors Corey Byrnes and Keith Woodhouse will present a talk on writing and publishing in the field of environmental humanities.

Corey Byrnes is Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. His new book is Fixing Landscape: A Techno-Poetic History of China's Three Gorges (Columbia University Press, 2019).

Keith Woodhouse is Assistant Professor in the Department of History. His book is The Ecocentrists: A History of Radical Environmentalism (Columbia University Press, 2018).

Along with Sarah Dimick, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities, Corey and Keith co-convene the Environmental Humanities Research Workshop of the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities. The workshop fosters a community of scholars at Northwestern and in the Chicago area who are interested in what we have broadly termed the environmental humanities. Workshop participants share an interest in questions of nature, science, ethics, aesthetics, environmental policy, and the shifting relationships between the human and the non-human, as well as in refining our understanding of what “the environmental humanities” comprises. The Environmental Humanities Research Workshop hosts informal discussions about provocative pieces of scholarship as well as works-in-progress, and organizes public talks by established scholars whose work has helped define and expand humanistic approaches to environmental issues.

To join the Environmental Humanities listserv, please email:
Corey Byrnes (, Keith Woodhouse (, or Sarah Dimick (

Environmental Humanities Research Workshop Website:


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