Reading Nature Conference


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International Conference "Reading Nature"
 Cultural Perspectives on Environmental Imagery

Facultad de Filología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
14-16 December 2011

Environmental disciplines have recently gained prominence due to the potentially devastating consequences of climate change: increasing natural disasters, the greenhouse effect, temperature variations, changing sea levels, etc. Such issues have raised awareness on the necessity for a drastic change in thinking. Ecocriticism—along with other green disciplines dealing with the relationship between society and the environment—places nature as the center of the intellectual debate. As Kate Rigby states, "culture constructs the prism through which we know nature." Reading Nature Conference aims to explore from a critical perspective how such a prism is constructed. International reputed experts, along with young scholars will examine the way in which different notions on nature and the environment are conveyed in cultural manifestations.

General Coordinator
Eduardo Valls Oyarzun

Organizing Committee
Isabel Durán Giménez-Rico
Dámaso López García
Eduardo Valls Oyarzun

Claudia Alonso Recarte
Maria Colom Jiménez
Rebeca Cordero Sánchez
Rebeca Gualberto Valverde
Noelia Malla García

Organizing Institutions
Departamento de Filología Inglesa II (UCM)
Friends of Thoreau (Instituto Franklin - UAH)

Supported by
the British Council