Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies Conference Schedule
Friday, September 20, 2019

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University of Washington (PDT) Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University (CDT) Georgetown University (EDT) Lancaster University (BST)
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8:30 a.m

Registration Opens

Seminar Room, Room 125 (bottom floor)

8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Panel #5: World Ecologies, Missions, and Contact Zones

Lecture Hall, Room 122 (bottom floor)

Moderator: Sara Frear (Houston Baptist University)

Elizabeth Chang (University of Missouri), “Hydrology, Famine, Salvation: Victorian Missionary Writing from China”

Johan Elverskog (Southern Methodist University), “What the West Got Wrong about the East: Asian Religions are Not Environmental”

Pankaj Jain (University of North Texas), “Making of Indic Environmental Ethics in the Late Nineteenth Century”

Andrew Ronnevik (Baylor University), “Ojibwes, Missionaries, and the Land”

Justin Thompson (University of Maryland), “An Evangelical Erasure: Imperial Violence in Louisa Atkinson’s Writings”

10:30 a.m. – Noon

Panel #1: Poetics of Earth and World

Moderator: Orring Wang (University of Maryland)

Meredith Martin (Princeton), “Poetry at the Origin of Language”

Michael Tomko (Villanova), “‘So Might I’: Wordsworth’s Vexed Search for a Contemplative Ecology”

Manu Samriti Chander (Rutgers), “Christian Romanticism in Nineteenth-Century British Guiana”

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Refreshments

Seminar Room, Room 125 (bottom floor)

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Keynote Roundtable: “From Texas to Lancaster: Challenges with Food, Water, and Fracking”

Lecture Hall, Room 122 (bottom floor)

The Lancaster side of this meeting will be run as a Global Futures event through Lancaster’s Institute for Social Futures

Moderator: Andy Tate (Lancaster University)

Michael Berners-Lee (Lancaster University)

Gordon Blair (Lancaster University)

Smith Getterman (Baylor University)

Caroline Jackson (Lancaster City Council)

Ryan McManamay (Baylor University)

Doug Nesmith (Baylor University)

Joe Yelderman (Baylor University)

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Keynote Roundtable: “From Texas to Lancaster: Challenges with Food, Water, and Fracking”

The Lancaster side of this meeting will be run as a Global Futures event through Lancaster’s Institute for Social Futures

Moderator: Andy Tate (Lancaster University)

Sarah Donaldson (Small World Consulting)

Gordon Blair (Lancaster University)

Smith Getterman (Baylor University)

Caroline Jackson (Lancaster City Council)

Ryan McManamay (Baylor University)

Doug Nesmith (Baylor University)

Joe Yelderman (Baylor University)

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Panel #2: Nonhuman Encounters

Moderator: Maria Frawley (George Washington University)

Daniel Williams (Bard College), “One Vast Library: Ecology and the Nonhuman Witness”

Gauri Viswanathan (Columbia), “Animal Life and Alternative Religions in Nineteenth-Century Genealogies of Feminism”

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Luncheon

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Coffee

2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Roundtable: Poetry, Religion, and Ecology in 19C Studies

Lecture Hall, Room 122 (bottom floor)

Moderator: Nathan K. Hensley (Georgetown)

Manu Samriti Chander (Rutgers)

Meredith Martin (Princeton)

Michael Tomko (Villanova)

Gauri Viswanathan (Columbia)

Daniel Williams (Bard College)

3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Roundtable: Poetry, Religion, and Ecology in 19C Studies

Moderator: Nathan K. Hensley (Georgetown)

Manu Samriti Chander (Rutgers)

Meredith Martin (Princeton)

Michael Tomko (Villanova)

Gauri Viswanathan (Columbia)

Daniel Williams (Bard College)

5:30 p.m.

Dinner

Cox Reception Hall (bottom floor)

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Reception

7:00 p.m.

Concert: “Pulses of the universe”
Directed by Carlos Colón
A blend of original choral and instrumental music that celebrates the earth in dialogue with ancient hymns, Victorian poetry, and Waco’s Cameron Park.

Foyer of Meditation (main floor)

 

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