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INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABILITY, ENERGY, AND ENVIRONMENT
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

march, 2021

26mar2:00 pm4:30 amThe Ends of the Earth: Polar Exploration, Print Culture, and Climate Change

Event Details

The Ends of the Earth: Polar Exploration, Print Culture, and Climate Change is an online symposium that will showcase recent scholarship at the intersection of American literary studies, environmental humanities, and print culture and serve as a provocation to the audience: what kinds of knowledge are produced at the (geographical, ecological, and possibly even the temporal) ends of the earth?

 

Please register in advance to receive the zoom link:  https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rOnQCs0tQ_ungrS0VPhvRg

 

Free and open to the public.  Please drop in and out as your schedule allows, or stay for the whole symposium.  

Schedule of Events:  

2:00 pm – Introduction of the speakers and of the polar collections at the University of Illinois  

2:20pm – “A Humanist in the Northwest Passage,” A talk by Hester Blum, Professor of English at Penn State  

3:00 pm – “Land of Wondrous Cold: The Victorians in Antarctica.” A talk by Gillen D’Arcy Wood, Langan Professorial Scholar of Environmental Humanities and Associate Director of iSEE at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) 

3:45pm – 4:30 pm – Discussion and Q & A with Hester Blum and Gillen D’Arcy Wood, facilitated by co-organizers Jamie L. Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of English, UIUC, and Adam Doskey, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, UIUC.  

Time

(Friday) 2:00 pm - 4:30 am

Location

Zoom Webinar

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