by paulabowles The conference today has taken on a distinctly environmental feel. First up was Mark Macklin’s (University of Wales, Aberystwyth) keynote address entitled ‘Floodplain Catastrophes and Climate Change: Lessons from the Rise and Fall of Riverine Societies.’ In his paper, Macklin observes that ‘[w]e are not the first society to face the threat of environmental catastrophe,’ although he stresses that the current threat has unique features. Susan Morrison (Texas State University – San Marcos) has taken a highly interdisciplinary approach to her paper ‘Waste Studies ‐ A New Paradigm for Literary Analysis, Something is Rotten in the Denmark of Beowulf and Hamlet’. By combining the disciplines of literature and waste studies, Morrison offers a reminder ‘that the origins of the Anglophone literary canon are sedimented in waste’. Tim Cooper (University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus) continued this theme of waste with his paper ‘Recycling Modernity: Towards an Environmental History of Waste.’ By taking as a starting point the belief that ‘waste was one of the characteristic products of modernity’ Cooper is able to consider why this subject is so fascinating to historians and other social scientists. Before, we head into the fifth day of the conference, just a quick reminder to visit the virtual book exhibit. As a delegate, you are invited to take 20% off the price of any Wiley Book.
Social Psychology Eye
- Issue Information June 10, 2013
- Review of Literature on Media Literacy June 10, 2013
- Work, Family, and Accounts of Mothers’ Lives Using Discourse to Navigate Intensive Mothering Ideals June 10, 2013
- Rethinking Migrant Families from a Transnational Perspective: Experiences of Parents and Their Children June 10, 2013
- Citizenship on the Margins: A Critique of Scholarship on Marginalized Women and Community Activism June 10, 2013
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- The Pursuit of Happiness
- What is it about groups that promotes aggression?
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- Confirmation Bias, Satire, and Stephen Colbert
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- Astrology, the Forer Effect, and the Allure of Personal Feedback
- Does isolation reduce violent behavior among psychiatric inpatients?
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