University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Premodern Encounters Colloquium, "Premodern Ecologies and Environments"

April 13, 2023

Speakers for this colloqium event are Lydia Barnett, Northwestern University, author of After the Flood: Imagining the Global Environment in Early Modern Europe (2022) and Adam Goldwyn, North Dakota State University, author of Byzantine Ecocriticism: Humans, Nature, and Power in the Medieval Greek Romance (2018). 


Each colloquium brings together two scholars whose recent work engages with similar themes from different cultural and temporal eras. Rather than delivering formal talks, speakers will initiate a dialogue that places their related works in conversation. Participants are encouraged to have read their books in advance and will be invited to attend a casual pre-discussion of these works prior to the colloquium. Hard copy and .pdfs of scholarship will be made available to colloquium participants upon request. Contact Deborah McGrady ( for information.

Homer Statue
In Person (Location TBD)
5:00-7:00 PM (EST)