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Imagining Nonhuman Philadelphia

Mellon Forum

October 12, 2016 · 12:00 pm5:00 pm · School of Architecture, North Gallery

Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities
Cover of A Greene Country Towne Philadelphia’s Ecology in the Cultural Imagination, edited by Alan C. Braddock

Professor Alan Braddock’s teaching and research focuses on the history of American art, ecology, and animal studies.

He is the author of the book Thomas Eakins and the Cultures of Modernity (University of California Press, 2009) and co-editor, with Christoph Irmscher, of A Keener Perception Ecocritical Studies in American Art History(University of Alabama Press, 2009).  His articles have appeared in journals such as American Art, American Quarterly, and 19th-Century Art Worldwide, and his essay “From Nature to Ecology: The Emergence of Ecocritical Art History” was published in A Companion to American Art (Wiley/Blackwell, 2015), edited by John Davis, Jennifer Greenhill, and Jason LaFountain.  In December 2015, the Terra Foundation for American Art asked Professor Braddock to participate in an international round table discussion on “Art and the Environment” at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris, one of the cultural events organized to coincide with the United Nations COP21 Conference on Climate Change.  His new book of essays, co-edited with Laura Turner Igoe, is titled A Greene Country Towne: Philadelphia’s Ecology in the Cultural Imagination (Penn State University Press, forthcoming 2016).  Yale University Press has invited him to publish the book Ecocritical Art History: Theory and Practice in 2017.  He is also co-curating with Karl Kusserow a traveling exhibition titled “Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment,” scheduled to open at the Princeton University Art Museum in 2018.

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