Office: Sage 3451
Main focus in American nature writing, in particular East Asian influence and radical politics. Also East Asian religion and literature. In addition, nature in Wisconsin (native plants, natural communities, & bioregions).
- Turtle Island, Gary Snyder
- Always Coming Home, Ursula Le Guin
- Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey
- Narrow Road to the Deep North, Matsuo Basho
- Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold
- PhD, Stanford University, Japanese Religion and Literature (1986)
- BS, Stanford University, Political Science (1971)
- 243 Introduction to Nature Writing
- 244 Japanese Nature Writing
- Env Stds 395: Field Studies in Wisconsin Ecoregions
- Env Stds 490: Senior Seminar
Selected Publications and/or Activities:
- “Conceiving Ecotopia.” Journal of the Society of Religion, Nature, and Culture 5.2 (2011), forthcoming.
- “Critical Utopianism and Bioregional Ecocriticism.” The Bioregional Imagination: New Perspectives on Literature, Ecology, and Place. Eds. Karla Armbruster, Cheryll Glotfelty, and Tom Lynch. Athens: University of Georgia Press, forthcoming, 2011.
- “A Community of Love: Kenneth Rexroth's Organic Worldview." Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology 15.1 (2011): 1-28.
- “Spirituality and Resistance: Ursula Le Guin’s The Word for World is Forest and the Film Avatar." Journal of the Society of Religion, Nature, and Culture 4.4 (December 2010): 478-498.
- “Surveying the Landscape: A New Approach to Nature Writing.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment 17.2 (Spring 2010): 1-18.
- “Gary Snyder’s Ecosocial Buddhism.” How Much is Enough?: Buddhism, Consumerism, and the Human Environment. Ed. Richard Payne. Somerville, Mass.: Wisdom, 2010. 83-119.
- “East Asian Influence on Recent North American Nature Writing.” Teaching North American Environmental Literature. Eds. Laird Christensen, Mark C. Long, and Frederick O. Waage. New York: Modern Language Association, 2008. 277-93.
- “Zōka: The Creative in Bashō’s View of Nature and Art.” Matsuo Bashō's Poetic Spaces: Exploring Haikai Intersections. Ed. Eleanor Kerkham. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. 33-60.