Speaker: Lawrence Buell

THE BREN SCHOOL OF Environmental Science & Management

at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Is Pleased to Join the UCSB Department of English

and Others in Co-Sponsoring a Lecture by:

Lawrence Buell
Harvard University

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
McCune Room

Humanities and Social Sciences Building

UC Santa Barbara

"Environmental Memory and Planetary Survival"

Sponsored by:

American Cultures & Global Contexts Center, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center,

Division of Humanities and Fine Arts,

Carsey-Wolf Center for Film, Television, and New Media,

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management,

Environmental Studies, English, Classics, History of Art and Architecture,

the Literature & Environment Colloquium

Members of the Bren community are invited to join

Professor Buell and Bren School Dean Ernst von Weizsäcker

for a round-table discussion:

Friday, Nov. 16, 2007

11:30 - 12:30

Dean's Conference Room

Bren Hall 2436

Note: Those planning to attend are requested to rsvp to BJ Danetra


Biographical Note

Considered one of the founders of environmental criticism, Professor Lawrence Buell of Harvard University will share his most recent work, which treats the intersections of global and environmental studies.

Professor Buell is this year's Jay Hubbell Award winner, awarded by the MLA American Literature Group for lifetime achievement in American literature. His publications include:

The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture (1995)

Writing for an Endangered World: Literature, Culture, and Environment in the United States and Beyond (2001; winner of the Cawelti Prize for the best book in the field of American Cultural Studies)

Emerson (2003; winner of the Warren Brooks Award for outstanding literary criticism)

The Future of Environmental Criticism (2005)



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