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Molly Westling is published in new book on ecocriticism

Molly Westling is published in “Teaching Ecocriticism and Green Cultural Studies.” Her essay, “Literature and Ecology,” is included in the section on interdisciplinary encounters. “An invaluable toolkit for teachers in the environmental humanities,” the book covers a wide variety of periods, regions, and media.  The collection of essays “reflects on the relationship of ‘slow reading’ to the haste and commercialism of the modern academy, and provides practical guidance for dealing with the specific difficulties that face teachers in the field: the problem of global scale; interdisciplinary links with ecology; and the debilitating attitudes of some students: corrosive irony, scepticism or apathy.”

Learn more and download a sample chapter here.

Molly Westling is core faculty of ENVS and a full professor of English. She is the author of “Sacred Groves and Ravaged Gardens: The Fiction of Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers, and Flannery O’Connor,” and “The Green Breast of the New World: Landscape and Gender in American Literature.”