A creative & critical workshop with the title 'Going Wild: Thinking and Writing About American Wilderness'will be offered on Friday May 20th, 2016, by Dr. Kristin Jacobson (Associate Professor, Stockton University, U.S.)
This workshop is going to take place at Room 308 (Upstairs, School of English) between 18:00-20:00.
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
The places available for this workshop are limited. So If you're interested in attending, please forward your emails to:
This event is organized by the School of English Book Club 'Transparent Windows.' For more information about our group please click on the following link: http://www.enl.auth.gr/trans_windows_en.html
What role should the humanities play in intervening in the current environmental crisis? This critical and creative workshop explores the concept of American wilderness to uncover the vital roles interpreters of American culture play to foster environmental sustainability. We will discuss how to approach American culture from an ecocritical perspective and apply an environmental lens to read visual and literary texts.
KRISTIN J. JACOBSON (Ph.D.,) grew up in rural Wisconsin and attended Carthage College in Kenosha, WI (B.A.) and then the University of Colorado-Boulder (M.A.). After completing her Ph.D. at The Pennsylvania State University, she joined Stockton University's faculty in 2005. Currently, Jacobson is an associate professor of American literature. She teaches a variety of courses in American literature, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Incorporating feminist geography and literary analysis, her book, Neodomestic America Fiction (Ohio State University Press, 2010), investigates late twentieth-century and early twenty-first-century manifestations of “domestic fiction.” She has published articles in Genre, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature and Legacy. Her current book project identifies a new genre of travel and environmental literature: the American adrenaline narrative. The project defines and then examines the genre’s significant tropes from an ecofeminist perspective. Jacobson is also the Vice President for Development for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. http://wp.stockton.edu/kristinjjacobson/