Un-earthed: Queer Ecologies

How can notions of queerness help us better understand the environment and what we stand to lose in the climate crisis?

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Contributions by scholars Nicole Seymour and Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands have explored the many potentialities and challenges posed by queer ecological critiques. In this session we consider the fruitful intersections between queer theory and ecocriticism to reinterrogate the interrelationships of the queer and the natural, as well as reflect on ecological loss and empathy.

To get the readings + zoom link check out our website at www.un-earthed.group


Seymour, Nicole. ‘Introduction: Locating Queer Ecologies’. In Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination, 1–34. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013.

Mortimer-Sandilands, Catriona. ‘Melancholy Natures, Queer Ecologies’. In Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire, edited by Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands and Bruce Erickson, 331–58. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.

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