Professor, English and Environmental Studies

Ken Hiltner received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he garnered a number of distinctions, including the Bowdoin Prize. He has published five books, including Milton and Ecology, What Else is Pastoral?, Renaissance Ecology, and Ecocriticism: The Essential Reader, and a range of environmentally oriented articles. Hiltner has served as Director of UCSB’s Literature & Environment Center, its Early Modern Center, the English Department’s graduate program, and as the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities at Princeton University’s Environmental Institute.

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Select courses: Introduction to Literature and the Environment (featured course), The Rhetoric of the Anthropocene and Climate ChangeMilton and EcologyTheories of Literature and the Environment, Pastoral, and Introduction to the Environmental Humanities (Spring 2015).