A Broken Task for a Broken World: Reimagining Extinction with Thoreau's Mystical Empiricism

Rachael DeWitt

University of California, Davis

Rachel DeWitt is a doctoral student at the University of California Davis, where she was awarded a Provost’s Fellowship in her first year. She has published reviews in Configurations and ISLE.


DeWitt, “A Broken Task.” As the sixth extinction unfolds, we race to name and count what exactly it is we are losing. In this moment of dwindling biodiversity, we struggle to articulate what about this pervasive loss so... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Rachael DeWitt (University of California, Davis)

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P37 » Thinking Extinction through the Nineteenth Century (10:15 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment A)

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