PhD course “Ecocritical Theory: Literature, Culture and Environment”

The University of Agder invites applications for the PhD course “Ecocritical Theory: Literature, Culture and Environment”, taking place in Kristiansand, Norway, on 25-27 September 2019. Detailed information on the course contents and the registration form can be found at

The course will provide insights into a variety of theoretical approaches related to ecocriticism, such as critical theory, risk theory, postcolonial ecocriticism, the “material turn” and material ecocriticism, as well as cognitive narratology and empirical ecocriticism. The main focus will be on the combination of ecocritical theory and practice, and thus on the applicability of the theoretical approaches presented and discussed to the practical analysis of literary and filmic texts and genres. Students will also have opportunity to discuss and receive feedback on their own work-in-progress. The course lectures will be held by internationally leading researchers in ecocriticism and related fields.

The course awards 5 ECTS. Participation is free of charge, but registrants need to be enrolled in a relevant PhD program. The deadline for registration is 29 August 2019.


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