Environmental Humanities Series from Wilfred Laurier University Press

Environmental Humanities Series

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Series editor:

Cheryl Lousley, English and Film Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University

Editorial committee:

    Adrian J. Ivakhiv, Environmental Studies, University of Vermont
    Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands, Tier 1 CRC in Sustainability and Culture, Environmental Studies, York University
    Susie O’Brien, English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University
    Laurie Ricou, English, University of British Columbia
    Rob Shields, Henry Marshall Tory Chair and Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta


Environmental thought pursues with renewed urgency the grand questions of the humanities: who we think we are, how we relate to others, and how we live in the world. But unlike most humanities scholarship, it explores these questions by crossing the lines demarcating human from animal, social from material, and objects and bodies from techno-ecological networks. Humanistic accounts of political representation and ethical recognition are re-examined in consideration of other species. Social identities are studied in relation to conceptions of the natural, the animal, the bodily, place, space, landscape, risk, and technology, and in relation to the material distribution and contestation of environmental hazards and pleasures.

The Environmental Humanities Series features research that adopts and adapts the methods of the humanities to clarify the cultural meanings associated with environmental debate. The scope of the series is broad: film, literature, television, web-based media, visual arts, and physical landscapes are all crucial sites for exploring how ecological relationships and identities are lived and imagined. The Environmental Humanities Series publishes scholarly monographs and essay collections in environmental cultural studies, including popular culture, film, media, and visual cultures; environmental literary criticism; cultural geography; environmental philosophy, ethics, and religious studies; and other cross-disciplinary research that probes what it means to be human, animal, and technological in an ecological world.

Bringing research and writing in environmental philosophy, ethics, cultural studies, and literature under a single umbrella, the series aims to make visible the contributions of humanities research to environmental studies, and to foster discussion that challenges and re-conceptualizes the humanities.

For more information, contact:

Lisa Quinn

Acquisitions Editor

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

75 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5

519) 884-0710 ext.2843

Email: quinn@press.wlu.ca


2 thoughts on “Environmental Humanities Series from Wilfred Laurier University Press”

  1. We are just beginning to think of Environmental Humanities in conjunction with our university’s long term plan on “Transforming Higher Education for a Sustainable Tomorrow”. I would welcome comments and links with people who are actively working in this area.

  2. I have started to do the same thing in terms of Juilliard’s core curriculum, and I’d be happy to start a conversation about this.

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