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Instituto Franklin > Events > Summer course “Introduction to Environmental Humanities”


Summer course “Introduction to Environmental Humanities”

Summer and university extension courses

June 25-27, 2019

This course aims at introducing Environmental Humanities and its application to the academic and the communication field. Within this interdisciplinary field that allows focusing the problems derived from the ecological crisis under an innovative perspective, the course objectives include nature and environment narrative, and classroom practice.

Dates: from 25th to 27th June, 2019

Timetable: 9:30-14:30 (Tu, We, Th) and 16-18 (Tu, We)

Class hours: 20 hours

Place: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UAH


Tuesday 25th June:

9.30 – 10.00: Opening

10.00 – 12.00: Conference and workshop “The Importance of Humanities for Sustainability.” Prof. Gala Arias


12.30 – 14.00: Workshop “Environmental Writing: Literary Examples and Text Comments.” Prof. Carmen Flys


16.00 – 18.00: Conference and workshop “Arts and Ecology.” Prof. Gala Arias

Wednesday 26th June:

9.30 – 12.00: Workshop “How to Re-Write and Empathize with Nature.” Prof. Lorraine Kerslake


12.30 – 14.30: Workshop “Sustainable Writing.” Prof. Irene Sanz


16.00 – 20.00: Individual reflection and writing

Thursday 27th June:

9.30 – 11.00: Conference and workshop “Classroom applications.” Prof. Carmen Flys


11.30-12.30: Workshop: group work about classroom application proposals. Prof. Carmen Flys

12.30 – 14.00: Students’ writings presentation and reading. Prof. Lorraine Kerslake and Prof. Irene Sanz

14.00 – 14.30: Course closing

Dr. Carmen Flys Junquera

This course is organized by Dr. Carmen Flys Junquera, a pioneer in the field of Ecocriticism in Spain with an extended international career. From 2010 to 2012 she was the president of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment. She founded and directs the journal Ecozon@: European Journal for Literature, Culture and Environment. Currently, she coordinates the first coordinated Spanish research project on Environmental Humanities, HUAMECO. She is the coordinator for the only research group on Ecocriticism, founded in 2006, GIECO, adscribed to the Instituto Franklin-UAH.

Dr. Gala Arias

Dr. Gala Arias is a Professor of Environment and Renewable Energies Specialized Translation at the Universidad Europea and a member of the consumption area of Ecologists in Action (Ecologistas en Acción). She is the coordinator of the blog Consumo que suma, from El Salto journal. Her research areas are the curricular greening in the humanities, the Russian and Polish interaction between arts and environment. She is a member of the GIECO group.

Dr. Lorraine Kerslake Young

Dr. Lorraine Kerslake Young is an Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Alicante and a specialist in the teaching of English. Since 2016, she is the executive co-editor of Ecozon@. Her current research areas include children’s literature, the representation of animals and nature in literature and art, ecocriticism and ecofeminism. She is a member of the GIECO group.

Dr. Irene Sanz Alonso

Dr. Irene Sanz Alonso is an Assistant Professor and the Modern Philology Department of the Universidad de Alcalá and an English teacher at a secondary education school. She is the Secretary of Ecozon@ since 2013. Her main research areas include ecofeminism, science-fiction and fantastic literature. She is a member of the GIECO group.

Registration fees


UAH Students€45
Unemployed people€45


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