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Thursday, 28 December

254. Peak Oil and Postprosperity: Discourses of Depletion

3:30–4:45 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon I, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Literature and Science

Presiding: Martha Stoddard Holmes, California State Univ., San Marcos

1. “Back to ‘Back to the Land’: Peak Oil, James Howard Kunstler, and Neopastoralist Narrative,” John Witek, Univ. of Notre Dame

2. “Environmental Liberalism, Narratives of Depletion, and George Perkins Marsh’s Man and Nature,” Lance Newman, California State Univ., San Marcos

3. “Peak Oil and the Absence of Signs,” Allan Stoekl, Penn State Univ., University Park

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