Chesnutt and the Turpentine Pine

Mary Kuhn

University of Virginia

Panel co-organizer Mary Kuhn is Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities at the University of Virginia, where she teaches in the English Department and the Program in Environmental Thought and Practice. She is currently working on a book about the ways in which nineteenth-century domestic writers in the U.S. used ideas about plant life and the global circulation of plants to address pressing political questions.


Finally, Mary Kuhn’s paper focuses on how Charles Chesnutt uses the long-leaf pine forest to link white anxieties about deforestation and scarcity to a long history of exploitation. In the late nineteenth century, when... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Mary Kuhn (University of Virginia)

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P87 » Plants, Politics, and Climate (15:45 - Saturday, 24th March, Enchantment E)

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