Monthly Archives: June 2017

A Poesis of Mourning: Witnessing Loss and Recovery in Non-Human Animals

Me, Aaron Moe, Courtney Kersten, Anna Banks, and Scott Slovic after our panel in Detroit.

On June 23, 2017, I served on a panel at the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference in Detroit. The conference theme was “Rust and Recovery.” Thanks to my fellow panelists and the amazing questions from the audience.

Panel Chair: Scott Slovic, University of Idaho

Aaron Moe, Saint Mary’s College, Toward a Poetics of Gaia: Biosemiotics and Jody Gladding’s Translations from Bark Beetle

Anna Banks, University of Idaho, Drinkers of the Wind: The Autopoiesis of Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies

Courtney Kersten, University of California, Santa Cruz, Sea Otter Gawking in Monterey Bay: A Hybrid Exploration of Human- Animal Relations

D.J. Lee, Washington State University, Polar Bear Watch