Describing Death: Natural History's Static Time

Sylvan Goldberg

Colorado College

Sylvan Goldberg is an assistant professor of English at Colorado College, where he teaches and writes on the long nineteenth century and the environmental humanities. He has essays published or forthcoming on environmental affect, William Faulkner’s environmental temporalities, and the role of environment in western American studies.


In “Describing Death: Natural History’s Static Time,” Sylvan Goldberg turns to the 1839 Narrative of a Journey by John Kirk Townsend, the first trained naturalist to make the overland trek to the Pacific, to discuss... [ view full abstract ]


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P68 » Forms of Natural History (10:15 - Saturday, 24th March, Enchantment A)

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