"Mediating Natures" is a Townsend Center for the Humanities reading group. Our aim is to critically explore figurations of the environment employed by literary, scientific, and socio-political discourses. By taking seriously the relation between material and fictional ecologies, we propose an interdisciplinary examination of how relations between humans and nonhumans are negotiated. We invite students and scholars from all disciplines to attend our meetings.
The working group meets to read and discuss developments and theories in ecocriticism, animal studies, posthumanism, and other related fields.