Events & Exhibitions

Recent and Upcoming Events

“The Infinite Helix: Walking Spiral Jetty with Coleridge,” on the panel: Walking the Walk: Romantic Writing on the Trail. Modern Language Association (MLA). New York City Sheraton, Riverside Suite, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018.

“The Land Speaks: Researching Public Lands at the Intersection of Oral and Environmental History,” A Roundtable. American Society for Environmental History (ASEH). Chicago, March 29-April 2, 2017.

“Life After Life,” Western Literature Association. Big Sky, Montana, September 21-24, 2016.

Public Humanities Lecture, Lehigh University, April 6-8, 2016.

Plenary Panel, “Writers of the Palouse.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference. Moscow, Idaho. June 23-27, 2015.

“The Ponies of Caldbeck Commons,” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference. Moscow, Idaho. June 27, 2015.

Wilderness: The Storied Past, the Troubled Future, Mansfield Center, University of Montana, Missoula, September 7-11, 2014.

The Land Speaks I and II, Oral History Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, October 9-12, 2014.

A Mosiac of Wilderness Stoires, National Wilderness Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 15-19, 2014.

National Council on Public History, “Sustainable Public History,” Monterey, California, March 19-22, 2014.

“Voices of the Selway-Bitterroot,” Herrett Forum Speaker Series, Southern Idaho College, Twin Falls, Idaho, October 16, 2013.

“Rewilding the West,” Stanford University, Bill Lane Center for the American West, October 29, 2013.

“The Storied Wilderness,” Nez Perce-Clearwater Forest Supervisor’s Office, March 25, 2013.

NEH We the People Grant for Cultural History of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, 2010-2014.


“Maps of the Imagination.” February-September 2016. Curator: Kristin Becker featuring art on mapping and place with students from English 494, Senior Seminar “Walk, Think, Create.” February-September, 2016.

“Intersections: The Poetics of Jim Dine.” A fine art-poetry collaboration between WSU Museum of Art, WSU Department of English, the University of Idaho’s Department of English, and Gonzaga University’s Department of English. December 2015. 

“Nature Twice: A Poetry Exhibit in the Connor Museum of Natural History.” Poetry-natural history collaboration with Larry Hufford, Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, and graduate students from both English and biology. November 9-November 21, 2010.