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

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Thursday, January 25th, 2018

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Thursday, January 25, 20184:00PM - 5:30PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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Series

CSUS Graduate Student Workshop

Description

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”?

Contact

Sofi Papamarko
416-946-8972


Speakers

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


Main Sponsor

Centre for the Study of the United States

Sponsors

CSUS Graduate Student Workshop, University of Toronto


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