Lecture: "New Dealers, Whole Earth Imagery and the Soil Menace to Civilization,” at Sydney American Cultures Workshop
Sydney-based historian Janette Bailey will lead discussion about American writers, the profile of soil and the construction of time in past and current environmental storytelling, and the humanities, in “The Moon, the Earth and a Camera: New Dealers, Whole Earth Imagery and the Soil Menace to Civilization,” at Sydney American Cultures Workshop, Wednesday April 8, US Studies Centre, University of Sydney, at 5.30 pm. All welcome. But please contact organiser Sarah Gleeson-White for a copy of the paper, if you plan to come along to the workshop: Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org
About Janette Bailey
Janette is Sydney-based historian interested in the history of ideas and the historical imagination. She is particularly curious about the way ideas have been dramatized in stories by the film, print and broadcast media, why, what makes these stories powerful or not, and where we can find material evidence of these ideas today. Janette has degrees and industry experience in Film, Theatre and Performance, and in Environmental Studies, with a PhD in History. Her research has been recognised by organisations such as the American and European Societies for Environmental History and the National Archives of Australia. Janette has recently published on soil storytelling in Chinese Social Sciences Today and became an ANZASA Paul Bourke Travel Fellow in 2012 (Australian and NZ American Studies Association).