Gardening (against) the Anthropocene. An Introduction


  • Catriona Sandilands York University
  • Catrin Gersdorf Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg



Introduction to the guest edited section.


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Author Biographies

Catriona Sandilands, York University

Cate Sandilands is a Professor in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change at York University (Canada), where she teaches and writes at the intersections of sex, gender, plants, biopolitics, ecocriticism, and creative writing. She is the author of The Good-Natured Feminist: Ecofeminism and Democracy; the co-editor of This Elusive Land: Women and the Canadian Environment and Queer Ecology: Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire; and the editor of an anthology of poetry, memoir and fiction entitled Rising Tides: Reflections for Climate-Changing Times. She is currently working on a collection of short stories, Dear Jane Rule, and a monograph, Plantasmagoria: Botanical Encounters in the [M]Anthropocene.

Catrin Gersdorf, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Catrin Gersdorf is professor and chair of American Studies at the University of Würzburg and the director of the Environmental Humanities class at the Graduate School of the Humanities. The author of The Poetics and Politics of the Desert: Landscape and the Construction of America (2009), her published work includes essays and edited volumes on ecocriticism, the intersection of ecology and (American) democracy, and on individual writers, thinkers, and artists such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Henry David Thoreau, Walter Benjamin, Angela Carter, Nathanael West, Ana Mendieta, Toni Morrison, and Annie Proulx. 






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