A lecture by Jane T. Costlow, Clark Griffith Professor of Environmental Studies at Bates College. She is author of a number of pioneering works about Russians' relationship to the natural world, including Heart-Pine Russia: Walking and Writing the Nineteenth-Century Forest (Cornell, 2012) and Other Animals: Situating the Non-Human in Russian Culture and History (Pittsburgh, 2010, coeditor).
At Bates she teaches an array of courses that investigate meanings of nature and senses of place across different cultures and time periods. These include Walking: The Practice, Politics and Pleasures of Your Own Two Feet, and a course on disaster narratives from Katrina and Chernobyl to the “slow catastrophe” of climate change.
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