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“Geopoetics at the crossroads of literature, geography and botany,” Rachel Bouvet

October 24, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Co-sponsored by European Studies, the Department of French and Italian, the Anonymous Fund, and the French House

About the talk: 

Geopoetics opens a transdisciplinary field at the intersection of literature, arts, earth sciences and human sciences. Research and creation are the two facets of a sensitive and intellectual process which aims to intensify the relation to the world. First, the geopoetics approach of the literary text will be situated in relation to geocritics and literary geography. Then, Bouvet will present the results of the research group “Botanical Imaginary and Ecological Sensitivity”, that she co-supervised with Stephanie Posthumus, a specialist of ecocritism. This collaboration led to the development of an interdisciplinary group: GRIVE (Research Group on Plants and Environment) and the establishment of a partnership between academic and cultural entities (such as Montreal’s Botanical Garden and La Traversée).


October 24, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The French House
633 N Frances St
Madison, WI 53706
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