Feb. 14 STS Colloquium Greg Garrard

Feb. 14 STS Colloquium Greg Garrard Discussion and Talk

(A pre-circulated reading for this week’s colloquium can be found here. )

Dr. Greg Garrard
Associate Professor, Sustainability
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
CCS 391, 3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7T: 250-807-8479
E: greg.garrard@ubc.ca
Greg Garrard Photo 2016


Greg Garrard is the FCCS Sustainability Professor at the University of British Columbia, a National Teaching Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy, and a founding member and former Chair of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (UK & Ireland). He is the author of Ecocriticism (Routledge 2004, 2011 2nd edn) as well as numerous essays on eco-pedagogy, animal studies and environmental criticism. He is editor of Teaching Ecocriticism and Green Cultural Studies (Palgrave 2011) and The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism (OUP 2014), and

co-editor of Environmental Cultures, a book series from Bloomsbury Academic Press. Greg would be interested in supervising undergraduate and graduate research in environmental criticism and theory; critical animal studies; environmental education; literature and science (especially biology and scientific psychology); and contemporary British literature.



Greg is one of the best-known figures in environmental criticism worldwide. His Ecocriticism (Routledge 2004, 2011), the most widely used introduction to the field, has been translated into Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Turkish, and – in an unofficial Taiwanese edition – Mandarin Chinese, and he has given keynote lectures across Asia, Europe and North America. He was founder member and Chair of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (UKI) 2004-2010, and is now on the executive council of ASLE (US). The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism, which includes 36 specially commissioned essays, is the biggest single-volume collection yet published in the field.


His interests are somewhat ungovernable: his page on academia.edu collects essays on rhododendrons and Romantic poetry; Seamus Heaney, Heidegger and Nazism; air travel in climate change fiction; radical Canadian cinema, Werner Herzog and Wall-E; Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, Derek Jarman, eco-pedagogy and feral dogs. He is currently researching representations of cetacean subjectivity.