In answer to a few inquiries about the panel, I have posted the official abstracts of our four panelists. To access it, please open the file located on left-hand column of this site. We are also happy to state that this panel is included in the President’s Convention Theme for the current convention in Vancouver in January, 2015
We (Geraldine and I) missed you for the 2015 RMMLA at Boise ID back in October. We had you in one of the triple panels, if I remember correctly. I would love to hear your ideas for the paper since I’m in the process of collecting critical essays for an special issue on “Interfacing Humans and Nature” (neither anthropo-centrically nor bio-centrically) and subsequently an edited volume (to be co-edited by Tom Moran and I). The neither-nor standpoint is what I tend to emphasize in germinating this volume, and forgive me if I sound presumptuous, that is also where the basic ecological impulses in Daodejin come through loud and clear to us in the contemporary times. I’d love to hear more from you.
This reply was modified 8 years, 9 months ago by Xinmin Liu.
I’d like to expand the original intent of the panel by broadening its thematic range and invite more participants to attend the panel at MLA 2015. One way to make that happen is to change the title to “Human/Nature Interface: Agential Landscapes and Human Conduits.” Another is to suggest this new theme as a topic area for MLA 2016.