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In this month’s Happy Hearts column for CAHSS and Effect, UW-Green Bay Prof. Jessica Lyn Van Slooten (English, Writing, and Gender Studies) discusses romance author, Alyssa Cole.
Most romance fans have heard people say that, as a genre, romance books are trashy, anti-feminist drivel. Of course, the vast majority of folks who say or think that have never even read a romance! Fans of the genre know nothing could be farther from the truth and this TED Talk on why romance novels are feminist backs us up!Said TED Talk was presented at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay by Associate Professor of English, Writing, and Women’s and Gender Studies, Jessica Van Slooten. The nearly-seventeen-minute video is an excellent dive into the way romance novels provide women a way to explore their desires and fantasies.
Join Assistant Professor Chris McAllister Williams (English and Humanities) on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 from 4 to 5 p.m to learn about ecopoetics. Ecopoetics is more than just poems about nature. Rather, it is poetry that positions humankind in relationship to ‘the natural,’ embodying the tensions between ecological landscapes and late capitalism in, as scholar Lynn Keller terms it, the “self-conscious Anthropocene.” This talk will draw upon the work of bell hooks, Juliana Spahr, Forrest Gander, and others to situate the concerns of the Anthropocene—the proposed name for a new epoch when human activity is the dominant force reshaping the planet—alongside poetic approaches that seek to explore those concerns, culminating in a discussion about the interwoven nature of the ecological location, sustainability, and creativity.
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UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus is now offering bachelor’s degrees from start to finish in Environmental Science; Business; Health Information Management and Technology; Psychology; and Writing and Applied Arts.