2018: “Victorian Ecotime” Program

Also consider attending our affiliated Graduate Center events on Thursday, May 3:

the Ecocriticism Reading Group discussion from 2:00-4:00pm and

  “Brave New Worlds: Dwelling in a Changing Climate” from 6:30-8:00pm



All events take place in the Martin E. Segal Theater unless otherwise indicated


Moderator: Michael Tondre (SUNY Stony Brook)


9:00-10:30AM – Inventing Ecohistories

Dennis Denisoff (University of Tulsa)

“Eco-Paganism as a Trans-historical Politics”

Siobhan Carroll (University of Delaware)

“Peat Archives and Coal Plots: Suspect Energies in the Historical Novel”

10:30-10:45AM – Break


10:45-12:15PM – Imagining Ecofutures

Mark Frost (University of Portsmouth)

“Ecotimes, ecocrisis, and the Anthropocene in late Victorian disaster science fiction”

Deanna Kreisel (University of British Columbia)

“The Future and its Discontents: Eco-Time in Two Victorian Texts”


LUNCH (on your own)

12:15 – 2:15 P.M.


2:15-3:45PM – Mapping Ecoforms

Devin Griffiths (University of Southern California)

“Just in Time Formalism: Darwin, Entrainment, and the Ecology of Form”

Nathan Hensley (Georgetown University)

“‘* * * * / * * * * / * * * *’: Boundary Event and the Problem of Genre”

3:45-4:00PM – Break


4:00-4:45PM – Ecocriticism Across Time and Space

Barbara Leckie (Carleton University)

“Too Late”


4:45-6:00PM – Roundtable

Sonya Posmentier (New York University)

Jennifer Wenzel (Columbia University)

Ashley Dawson (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

Steven Mentz (St. John’s University)





6:00 P.M.

English Department Lounge

Room 4406

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