Silent Cities: Rachel Carson and the Imagination of U.S. Suburban Life

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Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 20184:00PM - 5:30PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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CSUS Graduate Student Workshop


Drawing on archival sources and published writings, including the controversial bestseller Silent Spring (1962), this talk will address the impact of Rachel Carson’s concept of “life” on the suburban imaginary of the United States. Tensions within Carson’s “fabric of life” signal a revolution in environmental thought. What counts as “life”?


Sofi Papamarko


Caroline Holland
PhD Candidate, Department of English, University of Toronto

Main Sponsor

Centre for the Study of the United States


CSUS Graduate Student Workshop, University of Toronto

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