Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Description of Activity
This paper reads some familiar moments in Ruskin's environmental writings through recent ecocritical interest in boundaries, sovereignty, and slow violence. It will consider Ruskinian thought alongside other fictional and non-fictional interventions from the period, focusing on the ways in which late-Victorian discourse draws attention to collapsing or problematised boundary formations (human/non-human; nature/culture; natural and human histories), and vindicating Allen Macduffie's claim that the period witnesses 'the stirrings of an imaginative apprehension of what the chemist Paul Crutzen has termed the Anthropocene'.
8 Feb 2019
Ruskin, Science and the Environment Conference: null
Oxford, United Kingdom
Degree of Recognition
John Ruskin, environment, ecology, pollution, Richard Jefferies, ecocrisis, Anthropocene