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Thursday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 4BC, ACC

“Ecology” and the Early Modern: Animals, Plants, and the Environment in Seventeenth-Century England

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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.

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