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TitelSAMLa-Panel: Ecology and Crisis: Nature and Modernity in the German Environmental Discourse
BeschreibungSAMLA 86 Session: Ecology and Crisis: Nature and Modernity in the German Environmental Discourse

(November 7-9, 2014 at Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia)

Questions about humanity’s place in nature as well as the nature of humans have been subjects of great controversy in the arts and humanities. Since artists, scientists, and scholars have conceived of the human/nature-relationship as an ecological crisis, these questions have undoubtedly become a matter of contention in contemporary debates in art, literature, the sciences, and the public sphere.

Climate change, species extinctions, overfishing, overgrazing and overfelling indicate disasters of the Western world’s own doing, rooted in, but not limited to, the episteme of Western modernity. The consequences of the global exploitation of nature have come back to haunt the Western world in various ways, ranging from social hardship and economic decline on a larger scale to pesticide-laden foods in our everyday lives. The specific case of Germany exemplifies the ways in which artists, writers, scholars, scientists and activists have attempted to describe and tackle the disturbed relation between humans and nature. Ranging from German romanticism and “Turnervereine,” to the “Waldsterben” debate of the 1970s and 1980s to the most recent debates on the phasing out of nuclear and fossil energy sources, ecology has always held a prominent place in German cultural, philosophical and political discourse. However, the scope of scholarly literature in the humanities to date does not do justice to the topic’s significance.

We welcome papers from various disciplines on any aspect of ecology and crisis, dualisms of nature and culture, ecological critiques of modernity, and subjectivity and environment.

Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words (English or German preferred), a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Marcus Breyer ( and Simon Losch ( by June 17th, 2014.


Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Marcus Breyer 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Marcus Breyer 
Strasse/Postfach: 498 Hagerty Hall, 1775 S. College Road 
Postleitzahl: 43210 
Stadt: Columbus 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteraturwissenschaft; Geschichte der Germanistik; Historische Semantik (Wissensgeschichte, Mentalitätsgeschichte, Ideengeschichte); Komparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft); Literatur- u. Kulturgeschichte; Literatursoziologie; Literaturtheorie: Klassiker; Literaturtheorie: Themen; Medien- u. Kommunikationsgeschichte (Hand-, Druckschrift, Film, Rundfunk, Computerspiel usw.); Medien- u. Kommunikationstheorie; Motiv- u. Stoffgeschichte; Rhetorik; Stilistik
Zusätzliches Suchwortecocriticism, ecology
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