Joseph Carson

Rice University

Joe Carson is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at Rice University, and his dissertation, “Savage Arcadia: The American Romance in the Anthropocene,” traces episodes of American Romance novel alongside histories of environmental change. Last year, he participated in a graduate Mellon Seminar on the Anthropocene and United States History. Currently, he is a pre-doctoral fellow with the Center for Energy and Environmental Research at Rice University (2017-2018).


This paper proposes Romance as an important key term for Environmental Humanities in the 19th Century. The task for the environmental humanities considering Romance is twofold: first, we need to consider the importance of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Joseph Carson (Rice University)

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C19 Environmental Humanities


S2 » Seminar 2: C19 Environmental Humanities (10:15 - Thursday, 22nd March, Boardroom East)

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