The term ecopoetics has become increasingly important to scholars and poets alike. It is certainly a critical moment for the field and practice. Please join us in February for a three-day conference that will focus specifically on exploring ecopoetics, taking up such questions as: What is ecopoetics? What representational strategies and sociopolitical commitments might characterize this practice? How might we periodize ecopoetics and situate its modes of cultural production? It is our hope that the conference will bring scholars, poets, and creative artists into sustained dialogue on the historical and contemporary practices of ecopoetics.

What: 2013 Conference on Ecopoetics
: Friday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013
: Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley

The Conference on Ecopoetics will feature scholarly and creative panels, roundtables, and seminars; poetry readings and performances; multimedia presentations; outings and excursions; and a group service project. The conference will bring together scholars and artists, both inside and outside of the academy.

Conference Co-sponsors
UC Berkeley English Department
UC Berkeley Townsend Center for the Humanities
UC Davis English Department
UC Berkeley Contemporary Poetry and Poetics Working Group

Advisory Board

Forrest Gander
Robert Hass
Brenda Hillman
Lynn Keller
Jonathan Skinner
Michael Ziser

Conference Organizers
Angela Hume
Gillian Osborne
Margaret Ronda

Friday, Feb. 22

2-4 p.m.
Conference Advisory Board Roundtable on Ecopoetics

Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Forrest Gander, Lynn Keller, Jonathan Skinner, Michael Ziser

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Editing the Book of Nature: New Anthologies of Ecopoetics

Joshua Corey, Camille Dungy, Laura-Gray Street, Ann Fisher-Wirth

Precarity, Neoliberalism, Late Capitalism

Rachel Greenwald Smith, Matthew O’Malley, Andrea Actis, Nicky Tiso, Miriam Nichols, Marthine Satris

The Troping of Ecopoetic Form
Lauren Brozovich, Matthew Cooperman, George Hart, Joshua Schuster, Heidi Lynn Staples, Clara Van Zanten

“We have left our broken house in ecstasy”: Ecopoetics Through Travel
Charles Alexander, Diana Arterian, Jenny Browne, Todd Fredson, Andy Meyer, Laura Moriarty, Sarah Vap

Saturday, Feb. 23

8-10 a.m.
The Book, Ecopoetic Instrument

Richard Greenfield, Brenda Iijima, Jared Stanley, Tyrone Williams

Embodied Ecopoetics
Sean Dempsey, Scott Knickerbocker, Katherine R. Lynes, Richard Cole, Matthias Regan

Geopoetics: Thinking Landscapes/Landscaping Thought in German Literature

Jason Groves, Tove Holmes, Bernhard Malkmus

Groundworks: A Collaborative Lab
Jolie Kaytes, Laura Mullen, Linda Russo, Hazel White

(Im)Permeable Matter: Rocks, Stones, Minerals
Tim Cresswell, Rob Halpern, Jasmine Kitses, CJ Martin

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Emergency, Ethics, Ecopoetics: 21st Century Ecopoetry’s Efficacies

Brenda Hillman, Angela Hume, Lynn Keller, Myung Mi Kim

Field Laboratory for Esoteric Ecologies

Kathleen Brown, Adam Dickinson, a.rawlings, Erin Robinsong, Jonathan Skinner

Historical Ecopoetics
Mark Cladis, Carolyn Dekker, Rachel Feder, James Finley, Rebecca Porte

New World Ecopoetics
Anny Dominique Curtius, George Handley, Juliana Leslie, Jorge Marcone, Fenn Elan Stewart, Mac J. Wilson

2-4 p.m.
Chinese Ecoaesthetics

Ronald Egan, Chris Tong, Yiman Wang, Winnie Yee

Ecopoetics of the City

Lara Durback, Pablo Guardiola, Evan Kennedy, Lauren Levin, Michael Nicoloff, Nico Peck, Kathryn Pringle, Yosefa Raz, Barbara Jane Reyes, Wendy Trevino, Stephen Vincent, Alli Warren

Ecopoetics and/as Coexistence
Gwenola Caradec, David Gilcrest, Grant Jenkins, John Shoptaw, John Sitter, Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor

Environmental Dreamscapes and the Heedless Sublime
Nathan Brown, Jed Rasula, Evelyn Reilly, Brian Teare

Poetic Labor
Anne-Lise Francois, Gillian Osborne, Joanna Picciotto, Samia Rahimtoola

4:30-6:30 p.m.
The Ecopoetics of Film

Peter Burghardt, Forrest Gander, Rusty Morrison, Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Illness, Landscape, Healing
Margit Galanter, Hillary Gravendyk, Petra Kuppers, Juliette Lee, Neil Marcus, Eleni Stecopoulos

Molecules, Microbes, Parasites
Tania Aguila-Way, Karen Andrade, Bo Earle, Megan Fernandes, Charlie Legere

Pacific Ecopoetics
Elizabeth Deloughrey, Dina El Desouky, kuʻualoha hoʻomanawanui, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Brandy McDougall, Craig Santos Perez

The Thingness of Things: Connecting with the Culture’s Material Trace
Allison Cobb, Alicia Cohen, Jennifer Coleman, CA Conrad, Jen Hofer, Kaia Sand

Sunday, Feb. 24

8-10 a.m.
Stephen Collis, Stephen Cope, Kevin McGuirk, Camilla Nelson, Jordan Scott, Michael Ziser

Garden, Farm, Poetic Form
Arielle Greenberg, Sonnet L’Abbe, Louis Kirk McAuley, Stephen Motika, Michelle Niemann

Queering Ecopoetics: Hybridity, Ferality, Eroticism
Seminar moderated by Anne-Lise Francois

Brook Barman, Michelle Detorie, Julia Drescher, Abby Hagler, Sarah de Leeuw, Dana Maya, Art Middleton, Alyce Miller, Sarah Nolan, Eric Sneathen

Ground Scores: Unburying Ecologies through Embodied Practice
David Buuck, Seung-Jae Lee, Rachel Levitsky, Ira Livingston, Jennifer Scappettone, Kathy Westwater

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Ghost in the (Drum) Machine: Tracking Remix, Reuse, and Return in Contemporary Ecopoetics

Joshua Bennett, Lisa Brown, Katy Didden, Ross Gay, Judith Goldman, Patrick Rosal

Ecopoetics and Affect
Seminar moderated by Charles Altieri

Caleb Beckwith, Dianne Chisholm, Sarah Dimick, Damon Franke, Anna Hiller, Cate Lycurgus, Laurel Peacock, Lisa Sewell, Mande Zecca

Ecopoetics, Object Relations, and Object-Oriented Ontology
Seminar m
oderated by Nathan Brown

Anthony Camara, Duskin Drum, Julia Fiedorczuk, Devin King, Sarah Lewison, Robert Mitthenthal, Eileen Myles, Tze-Yin Teo

Elegy, Mourning, Melancholia
John Beer, Catherine Owen, Margaret Ronda, Russell Stone

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