"'A Kingdom Called Siluria': Henry Adams as Geological Catastrophist"

Lindsey Lanfersieck

Indiana University

Dr. Lanfersieck defended her dissertation, “The Pursuit of Harmony: Romantic Legacies in Post-Civil War America,” in April 2017 under the direction of Jennifer L. Fleissner at Indiana University. Currently, she serves as a lecturer in the Department of English at University of California, Davis.


This paper moves geological sciences to a more prominent place in the critical scholarship of Henry Adams. Though Adams’s interest in science is usually seen as “unscientific,” I argue he challenges traditionally held... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lindsey Lanfersieck (Indiana University)

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P102 » Eco-Temporalities (10:45 - Sunday, 25th March, Enchantment F)

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