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【同济外文讲坛第三十二期暨比较文学与跨文化生态批评系列讲座】The Future of Ecocriticism

时间:2018-11-23浏览:13设置

题目:The Future of Ecocriticism

时间:2018113015:00-17:00

地点:亚搏官网官方平台 同文楼314

嘉宾James. C. McKusick(密苏里大学堪萨斯城分校荣誉学院院长、教授)

主持:耿纪永(亚搏官网官方平台比较文学与跨文化研究中心主任、亚搏官网官方平台教授、博士生导师)


讲座嘉宾介绍

詹姆斯·麦克库思科,密苏里大学堪萨斯城分校荣誉学院创始院长和英文教授,于达特茅斯学院获文学学士学位,于耶鲁大学获文学硕士学位、哲学硕士和博士学位。1984年至2005年,他在马里兰大学巴尔的摩县分校英语系任教,并担任荣誉学院主任。2005年至2015年,他担任蒙大拿大学戴维森荣誉学院院长职务。研究和教学兴趣涵盖英国浪漫主义文学、文学理论、环境研究和科学史研究,出版学术著作两部:《绿色写作:浪漫主义和生态》(2000年初版,2010年再版)和《柯勒律治的语言哲学》(1986年),参编《浮士德:歌德德语版研究,塞缪尔·泰勒·柯勒律治译》(2007)和《文学与自然:四个世界的自然写作研究》(2001)。


讲座内容介绍

Ecophilia, or the love for more-than-human life, is a fundamental concept that lies at the very heart of affect and ecology in the nineteenth century.Yet a darker and more troubled Romantic sensibility is centrally concerned with emotions that emerge from unpleasant encounters with the natural world, giving rise to affective states that are overtly antagonistic, pessimistic, hateful, and fearful.Such irrational fear of nature may be termed ecophobia, which may be defined as an irrational and groundless fear of the natural world.Emerging from the swamps of ecophobia into the realm of action, tomorrow’s leaders must seek to envision an ecotopia. The term ecotopia designates a place where people can live in harmony with their environment, using appropriate human-scale technology to create an urban dwelling-place that nourishes the creative spirit of all residents.Blake’s visionary poetry admonishes us to realize that in the end, it is not really about the technology; what ultimately matters in building our own ecotopia is the quality of human vision and the extent of our shared commitment to the realization of human potential through creative endeavor. This is the future of ecocriticism.


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