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Moscow

Department of English

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 200
(208) 885-6156 phone
(208) 885-5944 fax
englishdept@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
English Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho
83844-1102

Scott Slovic

Scott Slovic


Office: Brink Hall 230
Email: slovic@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: English Department - University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Department of English
Professor and Department Chair

Home Town: Eugene, Oregon
With UI Since 2012


  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Ecocriticism
    • American and international environmental literature
    • Western American literature
    • Literary nonfiction
    • Environmental writing
    • Native American literature
    • Sustainability studies
    • Autobiography
    • Professional publishing and editing
  • Biography

    Scott Slovic moved to the University of Idaho in 2012 after teaching for seventeen years at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he helped to create the prominent graduate program in literature and environment and develop the Academy for the Enviroment and the undergraduate environmental studies program. He has published more than 200 articles, interviews, and reviews and is the author, editor, or co-editor of twenty-one books, including most recently Going Away to Think: Engagement, Retreat, and Ecocritical Responsibility (2008), Nature and the Environment for EBSCO/Salem Press’s Critical Insights Series (2012), a second edition of the textbook Literature and the Environment (2013), and Ecoambiguity, Community, and Development: Toward a Politicized Ecocriticism (2014). His forthcoming books include Ecocriticism of the Global South, Currents of the Universal Being: Explorations of the Literature of Energy, and Numbers and Nerves: Information and Meaning in a World of Data, among others.

     

    Scott served as the founding president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) from 1992 to 1995, and since 1995 has edited the journal ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. He currently serves on the editorial board of eleven scholarly journals and two book series in the United States and abroad, and in recent years has been a Fulbright National Screening Committee member for the Institute of International Education (IIE) and a panelist in American studies and American literature for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Germany (University of Bonn, 1986-87), Japan (University of Tokyo, Sophia University, and Rikkyo University, 1993-94), and China (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, 2006) and has been a visiting professor at many universities around the world.

  • Selected Publications

    Recent and forthcoming books:

    Co-editor (with Paul Slovic), Numbers and Nerves: Information and Meaning in a World of Data. Corvallis: Oregon State UP, forthcoming in 2015.

    Co-editor (with Jim Bishop and Kyhl Lyndgaard), Currrents of the Universal Being: Explorations in the Literature of Energy. Lubbock: Texas Tech UP, forthcoming in 2015.

    Co-editor (with Vidya Sarveswaran and Swarnalatha Rangarajan), Ecocriticism of the Global South. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), forthcoming in 2015. Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series.

    Scott Slovic Speaks about Ecocriticism [Scott Slovic wa kataru: Ecocriticism no kibou]. Compiled and translated into Japanese by Shoko Itoh and Michiko Nakashima. Hiroshima, Japan: Society of Ecocriticism-Japan, forthcoming in 2014.

    Co-editor (with Vidya Sarveswaran and Swarnalatha Rangarajan), Ecoambiguity, Community, and Development: Toward a Politicized Ecocriticism. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), 2014. Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series.

    Co-editor (with Lorraine Anderson and John P. O'Grady), Literature and the Environment: A Reader on Nature and Culture. New York: Pearson Longman, 2013. (First edition 1999.)

    Editor, Nature and the Environment. Critical Insights Series. Ipswich, MA: EBSCO/Salem Press, 2012.

    Co-editor (with Serpil Oppermann, Ufuk Özdag, and Nevin Özkan), The Future of Ecocriticism: New Horizons. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011.

    Going Away to Think: Engagement, Retreat, and Ecocritical Responsibility. Reno: U of Nevada P, 2008. (Chinese translation by Wei Qingqi published by Peking UP in 2010.)


    Recent articles:

    Afterword: “Natural Prayers”: in new edition of Richard Jefferies’s The Story of My Heart. Ed. Terry Tempest Williams and Brooke Williams. Torrey, UT: Torrey House Press, forthcoming in 2014.

    “Varieties of Environmental Nostalgia”: in The Memory of Nature in Aboriginal, Canadian and American Contexts. Ed. Françoise Besson. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014.

    “A Booklist of International Environmental Literature”: in World Literature Today (May 2014). Also see January 2009 issue. Coordinated this booklist.

    “Technologies of Contact”: in Environmental Humanities (University of New South Wales, Australia) (Fall 2013). http://enviornmentalhumanities.org/about/conversation

    “Ecological Civilization and Global Governance” (18 September 2013) and “Landmarks in Chinese Ecocriticism and Environmental Literature” (26 October 2012): in Chinese Social Sciences Today (a publication of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences).

    "Marks of Ambivalence: Thoughts on Perception and Inscription": in Miranda (Toulouse, France). Special issue on Marking the Land in North America. (Summer 2012). http://www.miranda-ejournal.eu/1/miranda/article.xsp?numero=6&id_article=Article_08-733.

    "An Abiding Sense of Relationship": in ELN: English Language Notes 50.1 (Spring/Summer 2012): 243-48. Special issue on "The Shape of the I," guest-edited by Julie Carr and John-Michael Rivera.

    Invited commentary: in ALH: American Literary History 24.1 (February 2012): 180-88. Special issue on sustainability.

    "Literary Istanbul and the Notion of Place in Contemporary Ecocriticism": in Istanbul in Turkish and World Culture. Ankara, Turkey: Atatürk Kültür Merkezi, 2011. 589-603.

    "'What is a horizon without mountains?': Robert Laxalt's Sweet Promised Land and the Allure of Mountainous Places": in Mountains Figured and Disfigured in English and American Literature. Ed. Françoise Besson. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010. 235-42.

  • Awards and Honors

    Excellence in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Efforts Award (Semester in the Wild), University of Idaho, April 2014

    Thornton Peace Prize, University of Nevada, Reno, May 2012

    Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Orion magazine, 2010-present

    Chair, Selection Committee, Inaugural Orion Book Award, 2007

    Regents' Award for Graduate Academic Advising, Nevada State System of Higher Education, May 2006

    Nevada Humanities Award (for distinguished scholarship in literature and environment), November 2004

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