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The struggle for acceptance: Applying tenets of ecocriticism to medieval texts

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The struggle for acceptance: Applying tenets of ecocriticism to medieval texts
When: 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

15:15 - 17:00
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Where: 

Education Building - ED 113

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Association event
Who can attend: 
General public
Language: 
English
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Unfortunately, in the field of pre-modern literature, ecocriticism as an accepted vehicle for critical inquiry is relatively late to the game for scholars of medieval literature and is often not welcome. Ecocriticism is an upcoming field in literary studies in Spanish and other languages. Applications of the tenets of ecocriticism are important not only to contemporary literature but also to the literature of the past, which is especially important in Spanish. This presentation will focus on ecocriticism of Spanish medieval literature.

With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences International Keynote Speaker Support Fund.

Speakers: Connie Scarborough, Professor of Spanish, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Texas Tech University