Panel 13: Theory
What Might Critical Plant Studies Contribute to Climate Change Discourse?
John Ryan, University of Western Australia
The field of “critical plant studies” has been growing recently, a field which attempts to follow in the steps of “human-animal studies” and grant agency and autonomy–and therefore more rights–to plants. This paper looks at how these studies may further climate change discourse, as the plant world has already seen well-documented disturbances from climatic events. (more).
Public Folklore and Environments, Environmental Folklore: Methods in Documenting Vernacular Cultures of Response to Ecological Change
Jess Lamar Reece Holler & Bethani Turley, University of Pennsylvania, Ohio State University
Folklorists have long grappled with questions concerning the environment. This talk will explore this rich history and take up the urgent opportunity of folkloristic perspectives on environment in the Anthropocene (more).
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