Ecocriticism, Green Writing, and Literary Geographies
Our department has particular strengths in ecocriticism, non-fiction and creative environmental writing, as well as literary geographies.
MA Wild Writing: Literature, Landscape and the Environment
The Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies taught masters courses in English and comparative literature, include MA Wild Writing: Literature and the Environment. This is a unique research-led and interdisciplinary programme that combines literary criticism, creative writing, biological sciences and field work.
Fumagalli, M. C., “‘When dialogue is no longer possible, what still exists is the mystery of hope’: migration and citizenship in the Dominican Republic in film, literature and performance”, in Border Transgression and Reconfiguration of Caribbean Spaces. Editors: Moïse, M. and Réno, F., (London: Palgrave MacMillan), forthcoming.
Fumagalli, M. C., ‘Post-San Zenón Santo Domingo from Ramón Lugo Lovatón’s Escombros: Huracán del 1930 to Carlos Federico Pérez’s La ciudad herida’, in Tracking the Literature of Tropical Weather: Typhoons, Cyclones, Hurricanes, A. Collett, R. McDougall, and S. Thomas (eds.) (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp. 177-198.
M. C. Fumagalli (2018), ‘La massacre de 1937: adueñarse de un recuerdo tal y como relumbra en el instante de un peligro’. In: Masacre de 1937 - 80 años después: Reconstruyendo la memoria. Editors: M. Bosch Carcuro, E. Acosta Matos, A. Pérez Vargas, (Santo Domingo: Fundación Juan Bosch).
A collaboration between Professor Maria Christina Fumagalli and Bridget Wooding (OBMICA) in Santo Domingo is ongoing. A joint paper has been submitted for 'The Border of Lights Reader: Bearing Witness to Genocide in the Dominican Republic' edited by Edward Paulino and Megan Myers under advance contract with Amherst College Press (a peer-reviewed, open-access publisher).
A trilingual (English, French, and Spanish) bulletin devoted to On the Edge by OBMICA which summarizes the activities in Hispaniola (.pdf), French Antilles (.pdf), and Cuba (.pdf).
August 2019 - ‘Exposed to the Elements: Romantic Time, Weather, and Science Then and Now.’, NASSR 25th Annual Conference August 2019: Romantic Elements, University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago, by Dr Maria Cristina Fumagalli
July 2019 - 'David Douglas’ Canadian Trees: The Romantic Imagination versus the Lumber Industry.' The Transatlantic Studies Association 18th Annual Conference, Lancaster University, by Dr Maria Cristina Fumagalli
July 2019 - 'Sea Stories and Freshwater Tales: Washington Irving, Walter Scott and the Transatlantic Romantic Imagination.' Symbiosis 12th Biennial Conference, University of Dundee, by Dr Maria Cristina Fumagalli
June 2018 - ‘Towards an Aesthetics of the Unseen: or, Romanticism Below and Beyond the Horizon’. NASSR 26th Annual Conference. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, by Dr Maria Cristina Fumagalli
March 2020- Professorial Inaugural Lecture and Essex Book Festival 2020: Reading the Environment, Then and Now, Profesor Susan Oliver
March 2020- Wild Writing Workshop, Essex Book Festival 2020 by Dr James Canton
September 2019- Talk and workshop, SALT Literary Festival 2019, Folkestone, Kent, by Dr James Canton
May 2018- Guest talk and workshop on Walter Scott, Abbotsford and Trees. Brigham Young University Humanities Center, Guest Lecture Series, Utah, USA.
April 2018- Guest lecture. “Travel Thoughts: from East Anglia to the American West,” University of Wyoming, USA