Feminist Ecologies: Changing Environments in the Anthropocene
4th Floor Linkway
Feminist Ecologies: Changing Environments in the Anthropocene, a new title by Lara Stevens, Peta Tait and Denise Varney (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), explores a variety of perspectives on ecofeminism through case studies in diverse areas, such as the arts, politics, and the economics of the mining industry. The book will be launched by Liz Conor.
'As this extraordinary collection of writings decisively demonstrates, feminist theory’s fundamental commitment to equality and justice make ecofeminism the most powerful intellectual framework for tackling the increasingly complex and urgent manifestations of the global environmental crisis... Feminist Ecologies will be an invaluable resource for thinking, teaching, and acting responsibly in and about the Anthropocene.' —Una Chaudhuri, Professor of English, Drama and Environment Studies at New York University, USA
Dr Lara Stevens, University of Melbourne
Dr Lara Stevens
University of Melbourne
Lara Stevens is the author of *AntiWar Theatre After Brecht: Dialectical Aesthetics in the TwentyFirst Century* (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), editor and translator of *Politics, Ethics and Performance: Hélène Cixous and the Théâtre du Soleil* (Re.press, 2016), essays by French feminist philosopher Hélène Cixous and coeditor of *Feminist Ecologies: Changing Environments in the Anthropocene* (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) with Peta Tait and Denise Varney. She currently teaches modern and contemporary theatre and performance studies at the University of Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts.
Professor Denise Varney, Dean, Faculty of Arts
Professor Denise Varney
Dean, Faculty of Arts
University of Melbourne
Denise Varney is Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Professor of Theatre Studies and codirector of the Australian Centre in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. She has served as coconvenor of the Feminist Research Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research (2010–2015) and Senior Reviews Editor for *Theatre Research International* and is the Australian Drama Series Editor for Rodopi/Brill Scholarly Press, Amsterdam. She publishes on Brechtian and contemporary German theatre, feminist criticism and performance, women’s theatre, modern Australian Theatre and contemporary drama and performance and supervises research students in these fields. She is the author with Rachel Fensham of *The Dolls’ Revolution: Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination* (2005), the contributing editor of *Theatre in the Berlin Republic* (2008), the author of *Radical Visions: The Impact of the Sixties on Australia Drama* (2011) and coauthor of *Theatre in the Asia Pacific* (2013). She is currently working on an ARC funded research project on the theatre of Patrick White 19622015.
Professor Peta Tait, LaTrobe University
Professor Peta Tait
Peta Tait is Professor of Theatre and Drama at La Trobe University, Visiting Professor at the University of Wollongong, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Her recent books include: *Fighting Nature: Travelling Menageries, Animal Acts and War Shows* (Sydney University Press 2016); the coedited *The Routledge Circus Studies Reader* (2016); *Wild and Dangerous Performances: Animals, Emotions, Circus* (Palgrave MacMillan 2012).
Dr Liz Conor, ARC Future Fellow
Dr Liz Conor
ARC Future Fellow
La Trobe University
Liz Conor is an ARC Future Fellow at La Trobe University. She is the author of *Skin Deep: Settler Impressions of Aboriginal Women*, (UWAP, 2016) and *The Spectacular Modern Woman: Feminine Visibility in the 1920s* (Indiana University Press, 2004). She is the editor of *Aboriginal History*, a columnist at *New Matilda*, and has published widely in academic and mainstream press on gender, race and representation.