Thursday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 4BC, ACC
“Ecology” and the Early Modern: Animals, Plants, and the Environment in Seventeenth-Century England
Program arranged by the forum LLC 17th-Century English. Presiding: Mihoko Suzuki, Univ. of Miami
Speakers: Ian F. MacInnes, Albion Coll.; Vin Nardizzi, Univ. of British Columbia; Karen L. Raber, Univ. of Mississippi; Jessica Rosenberg, Univ. of Miami; Charles Whitney, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas
Panelists discuss the literature of seventeenth-century England by focusing on the posthuman in animal studies; the garden and the field as sites of imagining future time; animal husbandry, agricultural innovation, and the environment; the “environ” (as an adverb and as a noun); and seventeenth-century and contemporary reflections on sustainability.