ECOPOETICS CREATIVE WORKSHOP
'TRANSPARENT WINDOWS' EVENT
A creative workshop with the title 'Echoes of Nature in Ecopoetics' will be offered on Wednesday Nov. 22nd, 2017, by Dr. Sophia Emmanouilidou (Special Teaching Fellow, School of English, AUTh.).
This workshop is going to take place at School of English Library (308, 3rd floor, New Philosophy Building) between 18:30-20:30.
**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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
This session of the TRANSPARENT WINDOWS creative workshop series will present some of the environmental problematics raised in a selection of ecopoems. The genre of ecopoetry rose in the late 20th century and is gaining wide critical acclaim due to the unique ways it tackles some of the ecological crises that the world is currently faced with. The subject matter of ecopoetry reconsiders humanity’s connections with the physical world by focusing on a variety of political and environmental issues, including animal and/or human rights, pollution, climate change, the (non)ethics of consumerism and social reconciliation. Ecopoetry recasts our perceptions of nature and highlights the environment as a powerful agency for the rise of eco-awareness. In this session of the TRANSPARENT WINDOWS creative workshop, participants will be invited to work with certain environmental texts and create their own as well as view certain ecofilms as alternative responses to contemporary environmental challenges.
Sophia Emmanouilidou received her Ph.D. from the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, with distinctions in 2003 and on a full scholarship from the Foundation of National Scholarships in Greece (IKY). She has been a Fulbright grantee at the University of Texas, Austin. She has published several articles on Chicana/o literature and identity-focused theories. Her interests include border cultures, social studies, space theory and ecocriticism. She has lectured at the University of the Aegean, Department of Social Anthropology and History; at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of American Literature; and at the University of the Peloponnese, Department of History and Culture; Greece, and at TEI of the Ionian Islands, Department of Protection and Conservation of Cultural Heritage. She was affiliated with the Center of Life Long Learning for the Environment and Sustainability in Zakynthos. Her current affiliation is with the Department of American Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.