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Scott Slovic

Scott Slovic grew up in Eugene, Oregon, where he spent his youth hiking in the Cascades and training for competition as a long distance runner. He received his B.A. in English at Stanford University, and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in English and American Literature at Brown University.

Scott’s primary field is American and comparative environmental literature, in particular the work of such recent and contemporary writers as Loren Eiseley, Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard, Wendell Berry, Barry Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, John Daniel, Rick Bass, Gary Paul Nabhan, and Alison Hawthorne Deming. He teaches such courses as Major Nature Writers, American Literature in the Nuclear Age, American Nature Poetry, The Literature of Population, Emerson and Thoreau (with Mike Branch), Ecocriticism and Theory, Expressing Social Values Through Literature, Environmental Literature of the Pacific Rim, Native American Literature, Environmental Literature South of the Border, and The Literature of Sustainability (with atmospheric chemist John Sagebiel).

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