Department of Biological Sciences


 A Lecture by

 David Taylor

Language in the Landscape:
Possibilities for Literature in Environmental Work

Taylor will first discuss the history of the Association for the Study of Literature and environment and its work within academics, second, a community arts experiment in Spartanburg, South Carolina in raising awareness and encouraging public action for a local urban stream, Lawson's Fork Creek, and, third, the mixed legacy of Thoreau in American nature and place-based writing with some suggestions toward new storylines.


Taylor has published scholarly and creative writing in such journals as Ecological Restoration, Environmental History, Mountain Gazette, Terrain, Southern
Poetry Review, and Southwestern American Literature. He is the author of South
Carolina Naturalists: An Anthology, 1700-1860 (University of South Carolina
Press, 1998) and coauthor of The Lawson's Fork: Headwaters to the Confluence
(Hub City Writer's Project, 2000). He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board
of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. Last year he worked
as a writer and researcher for the Program in Community, Culture, and Environment at Northern Arizona University encouraging public participation in local ecological restoration efforts. He is currently working with the Center for Environmental Philosophy and teaching classes in the UNT Philosophy Department.



February 14, 2003 3:00 p.m.



 The lectures are free and open to the public.

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