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Lecture and Workshop: "Ecofeminist Readings of Life on Earth"

Organization: London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Academic LAB
Categories: Postcolonial, Hispanic & Latino, Interdisciplinary, Lingustics, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Literary Theory, Women's Studies, World Literatures, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2021-10-17 Abstract Due: 2021-09-15

What is ecological discourse? How do feminist principles inform one’s  environmental awareness? The session commences with a lecture that revolves around some of the tenets of ecocriticism and introduces participants to the ecofeminist worldview. Our intention is to create  ecodiscourse as a powerful commentary against transnational (industrial) policies and political grids that sanction ecological  deterioration and human exploitation. In the workshop, participants are asked to formulate their unique approach to specific literary excerpts, develop critical judgments and formulate comparative  approaches to ecocide. The activities complement the theory by  focusing on how capitalism and patriarchy are responsible for the current ecological crisis and the domination of women. An additional  activity is the development of visual literacy by relating textual  passages to short films, images and/or artifacts.

The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers with a particular interest related to ecocriticism and/or gender studies. It will allow them to deepen theoretical and methodological knowledge and critical thinking in their area of research.

All the registered participants who will attend the workshop will receive certificates.

In order to book a place, please register on https://registration.lcir.co.uk by 15 September 2021.

Registration fee is 45 GBP

Contact email address: workshops@lcir.co.uk