Category : Publications

Life After Life

My essay “Life After Life” was named finalist for the 7th Annual nonfiction essay contest at Terrain.org. The essay was also a finalist for The Offbeat nonfiction contest.

The essay appears, along with a photograph and audio reading, in Terrain.org.

 


She Opened a Space in the Wilderness

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Storyteller: An Interview with Terry Tempest Williams

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Literature, Science, and Exploration

"Literature, Science and Exploration," Cambridge 2004.
Literature, Science and Exploration,” Cambridge 2004, 2007.

In 1768, Captain James Cook made the most important scientific voyage of the eighteenth century. He was not alone: scores of explorers like Cook, travelling in the name of science, brought new worlds and new peoples within the horizon of European knowledge for the first time. Their discoveries changed the course of science. Old scientific disciplines, such as astronomy and botany, were transformed; new ones, like craniology and comparative anatomy, were brought into being. Scientific disciplines, in turn, pushed literature of the period towards new subjects, forms and styles. Works as diverse as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Wordsworth’s Excursion responded to the explorers’ and scientists’ latest discoveries. This wide-ranging and well-illustrated study shows how literary Romanticism arose partly in response to science’s appropriation of explorers’ encounters with foreign people and places and how it, in turn, changed the profile of science and exploration.┬áThis book, co-written with Tim Fulford and Peter J. Kitson and published by Cambridge University Press, looks at the intricate network of forces that shaped literature and science in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Read a review in Humanities and Social Sciences.


Ponies of Caldbeck Commons

This is a story about the Lake District, England.

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Ponies of Caldbeck Commons was published this Fall in Newfound