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Rewriting Wild Bodies @ AWP

  • Oregon Convention Center (F150, Level 1) 777 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

In this session, writers and teachers of ecological literature will use theories of ecofeminism and environmental justice to consider how built urban and suburban spaces exclude or erase “others”—nonwhite, non-cisgendered, poor, disabled bodies. They will also address how female, nonwhite, disabled, queer, underprivileged bodies are stereotypically associated with wildness and discuss strategies for disrupting such traditional binaries as human/natural and civilized/wild.