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126

Last Page

155

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Article

Abstract

[First paragraph] In Now You See It, interdisciplinary scholar and education leader Cathy Davidson points out a stunningly obvious truth about human perception: “Whatever you see means there is something you do not see” (290). Practitioners of the environmental humanities have long taken on tasks of seeing and saying what is not seen, what is not heard, from the vantage point of dominant ideologies, from consumerist economic models to the instrumentalist, anthropocentric rationalities that undergird them. Meantime, over the last few decades, we green humanities scholars have broadened our range of vision: studied more diverse texts, deepened analyses, and engaged one another in lively debate in publications, conferences, and symposia. The field of ecocriticism, which began to be articulated in the academy in the 1970s, has matured, and our teaching of the green humanities has expanded.

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