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English Alumni Lecture: Stacy Alaimo

  • January 26, 2016
The Department of English Alumni Lecture series brings in nationally prominent writers and scholars twice each year to talk about ideas and issues related to the study of English. These lectures are free and open to the public.
Stacy Alaimo. The Department of English Alumni Lecture series brings in nationally prominent writers and scholars twice each year to talk about ideas and issues related to the study of English. These lectures are free and open to the public.

The Spring 2016 lecture will be “Composing Blue Ecologies: Science, Aesthetics, and Creatures of the Abyss” by Stacy Alaimo, Professor of English; Distinguished Teaching Professor; Director, Environmental and Sustainability Studies Minor; University of Texas—Arlington.

Alaimo's current book project, Composing Blue Ecologies: Science, Aesthetics, and the Creatures of the Abyss, investigates the science, art, film, and literature of deep sea creatures, asking what modes of recognition and reorientation these unfathomable creatures may spark. It traces how marine animals circulate through science, popular culture, and conservation movements, considering the relation between scientific capture, aesthetic rendering, and the possibilities for posthuman politics. Related essays have been published in Thinking with Water, Prismatic Ecologies, and other places.

When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts

Sponsored by the Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities.