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ENG 607

The CUltures of Energy: US and World 

Fall 2017

The introductory graduate seminar explores the dynamic interdisciplinary field of the Cultures of Energy or Energy Humanities, with an emphasis upon the methods of literary and cultural studies. This is a reading course, meaning that there are extensive expectations for weekly reading or film viewing.

ENVS 203


Spring 2019

In this course we learn about what the humanities are, as an interdisciplinary field, and how humanities methods and research contribute to environmental thought and action. The class involves reading and research but also creativity and innovation. It is a lab in which we will think together about the possible futures of our stressed planet and how to harness imagination in the service of a livable world.



Life Overlooked Collaborative Pedagogical Project


Life Overlooked is the "citizen humanities" new media project co-developed by Stephanie LeMenager, Joni Adamson, Catriona Sandilands, Patricia Ferrante and others through the Andrew W. Mellon HfE (Humanities for the Environment) Observatory and refined by students at the University of Oregon, York University, and the Arizona State University.

Read about Life Overlooked here.

Center for Environmental Futures Field Schools


Site-Specific Environmental Humanities research and pedagogy

Since September 2017, Stephanie LeMenager, Marsha Weisiger, and a host of other University of Oregon faculty (including Gordon Sayre, Steven Beda, Sarah Stapleton, Lucas Silva, Ryan Jones, and Emily Eliza Scott) have accompanied graduate student-scholars on site visits to Oregon’s public lands. On site, we have conducted extensive oral histories (46 to date as of October, 2019), explored local museums, historical monuments, geological features, forests, deserts, and the locations of ecological transition and stress. As employees of Oregon’s flagship public university, we attempt to understand the places in which our students, their families, and our nonhuman kin live, and to invite the varied expertise of the humans and other animals of our region into our own processes of study, research, and writing.

Hayley Brazier (History), Stephanie LeMenager (English/ENVS), Alison Ford (Sociology), Marsha Weisiger (History/ENVS), Gordon Sayre (English) near Frenchglen, Oregon, 2017

Hayley Brazier (History), Stephanie LeMenager (English/ENVS), Alison Ford (Sociology), Marsha Weisiger (History/ENVS), Gordon Sayre (English) near Frenchglen, Oregon, 2017