Professor

Kate Rigby

  • Professor of Environmental Humanities
  • Email: k.rigby@bathspa.ac.uk
  • School or Department: Research and Graduate Affairs
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Personal statement

Having started out as an academic at Monash University in German Studies and Comparative Literature, I have since come to dedicate my work enthusiastically to the development of the emerging multi-, inter- and now even trans-disciplinary field of the Environmental Humanities. I joined the inaugural Australian Ecological Humanities Research Network in 1999, and subsequently became founding President of the Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture-Australia-New Zealand, and then founding director of the Australia-Pacific Forum on Religion and Ecology@Monash. My expertise within the Environmental Humanities lies primarily in environmental literary studies, along with ecophilosophy, and ecology and religion. Together with Freya Mathews and Sharron Pfueller, I co-founded the journal, Philosophy Activism Nature, of which I remain Senior Editor. Much of my research has been focussed historically on the Romantic period, with German and British philosophies of nature and poetics of place featuring in my 2004 monograph, Topographies of the Sacred. More recently, I have conducted ecocritical research in Australian literature and socio-environmental history from the perspective of the ethics and poetics of decolonisation. My work is informed by ecological feminist and postcolonial thought, as well as by multi-species studies and climate change research, all of which are interwoven in my most recent monograph, Dancing with Disaster (2015).

Academic qualifications

  • BA(Hons) University of Melbourne
  • MA University of Melbourne
  • PhD Monash University

Professional qualifications

  • Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities
  • Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Professional memberships

  • Executive Committee, European Forum for the Study of Religion and Environment.
  • Advisory Board, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment-UK-Ireland.
  • Advisory Board, Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture, Australia-New Zealand.
  • Senior Editor, Philosophy Activism Nature journal.
  • Member, Mellon Australia-Pacific Observatory in Environmental Humanities.
  • Gender Advisory Board of the International Comparative Literature Association.
  • Editorial Advisory Boards of the journals: Environmental Humanities; Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment; Ecozon@; Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism; Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology; Orbis Literarum. International Review of Literary Studies; ANGERMION, a journal of Anglo-German Studies.
  • Member, MLA.
  • Member, ASLEC-ANZ.
  • Member, American Academy of Religion.

Other external roles

  • Adjunct Professor, Monash University.

Current scholarship

I am currently returning to my interest in European Romanticism, with research on ecopoetic arts of resistance and regeneration in British Romantic verse, and the ways in which the legacy of Romantic ecopoetics has been taken up in very different socio-ecological circumstances by several modern and contemporary poets in North America, Australia and Britain.

In addition, I am involved in ongoing research in religion and ecology, and on the cultural, ethical and affective dimensions of accelerating environmental and climate change and species extinction.

Teaching specialism

Environmental Humanities

Research and academic outputs

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Dancing with disaster : environmental histories, narratives, and ethics for perilous times
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Rigby, K (2015) Dancing with disaster : environmental histories, narratives, and ethics for perilous times. Under the sign of nature: explorations in ecocriticism . University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville. ISBN 9780813936888


Ecocritical theory: new European perspectives
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Goodbody, A and Rigby, K, eds. (2011) Ecocritical theory: new European perspectives. Under the sign of nature . University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville. ISBN 9780813931487


Topographies of the sacred: the poetics of place in European Romanticism
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Rigby, K (2004) Topographies of the sacred: the poetics of place in European Romanticism. Under the sign of nature . University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville. ISBN 9780813922751


Ecology, gender and the sacred
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Mews, C and Rigby, K, eds. (1999) Ecology, gender and the sacred. Monash University, Clayton. ISBN 9780732620950


Out of the shadows: contemporary German feminism
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Beinssen- Hesse, S and Rigby, K (1996) Out of the shadows: contemporary German feminism. Interpretations . Melbourne University Press, Melbourne. ISBN 9780522845921


Transgressions of the feminine: tragedy, enlightenment and the figure of woman in classical German drama
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Rigby, K (1996) Transgressions of the feminine: tragedy, enlightenment and the figure of woman in classical German drama. Reihe Siegen . Winter, Heidelberg. ISBN 9783825303938


Religion and ecology: towards a communion of creatures
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Rigby, K (2016) 'Religion and ecology: towards a communion of creatures.' In: Oppermann, S and Iovino, S, eds. Environmental humanities: voices from the Anthropocene. Rowman and Littlefield, London, pp. 273-294. ISBN 9781783489381


Literature, ethics, and bushfire in the Anthropocene
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Rigby, K (2016) 'Literature, ethics, and bushfire in the Anthropocene.' In: Adamson, J and Davis, M, eds. Humanities for the environment: integrating knowledge, forging new constellations of practice. Routledge, London, pp. 210-224. ISBN 9781138188167


Earth’s poesy: Romantic poetics, natural philosophy, and biosemiotics
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Rigby, K (2016) 'Earth’s poesy: Romantic poetics, natural philosophy, and biosemiotics.' In: Zapf, H, ed. Handbook of ecocriticism and cultural ecology. De Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 45-64. ISBN 9783110308372


Ecopoetics
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Rigby, K (2016) 'Ecopoetics.' In: Adamson, J, Pellow, D.N and Gleason, W.A, eds. Keywords for environmental studies. NYU Press, New York, pp. 79-81. ISBN 9780814760833


Contact improvisation: dance with the Earth body you have
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Rigby, K (2015) 'Contact improvisation: dance with the Earth body you have.' In: Rose, D.B, Gibson, K and Fincher, R, eds. Manifesto for living in the Anthropocene. Punctum Books, New York, pp. 43-48. ISBN 9780988234062


'Come forth into the light of things': material spirit and negative ecopoetics
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Rigby, K (2014) ''Come forth into the light of things': material spirit and negative ecopoetics.' In: Stallings, G.C, Asensi, M and Good, C, eds. Material spirit: religion and literature intranscendent. Fordham University Press, New York, pp. 111-128. ISBN 9780823255405


Animal calls
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Rigby, K (2014) 'Animal calls.' In: Moore, S.D, ed. Divinanimality: animal theory, creaturely theology. Fordham University Press, New York, pp. 116-131. ISBN 9780823263196


Romanticism and ecocriticism
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Rigby, K (2014) 'Romanticism and ecocriticism.' In: Garrard, G, ed. The Oxford handbook of ecocriticism. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 60-79. ISBN 9780199742929


Writing after nature
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Rigby, K (2014) 'Writing after nature.' In: Hiltner, K, ed. Ecocriticism: the essential reader. Routledge, London, pp. 357-367. ISBN 9780415508599


Confronting catastrophe: ecocriticism in a warming world
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Rigby, K (2014) 'Confronting catastrophe: ecocriticism in a warming world.' In: Westling, L, ed. The Cambridge companion to literature and the environment. Cambridge University Press, New York, pp. 212-225. ISBN 9781107628960


Learning to live on the Limestone Plains
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Rigby, K (2013) 'Learning to live on the Limestone Plains.' In: Headon, D and Mackenzie, A, eds. Canberra red: stories from the bush capital. Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp. 1-28. ISBN 9781743315835


The poetics of decolonisation: reading 'Carpentaria' in a feminist ecocritical frame
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Rigby, K (2013) 'The poetics of decolonisation: reading 'Carpentaria' in a feminist ecocritical frame.' In: Gaard, G, Estok, S.C and Opperman, S, eds. International perspectives in feminist ecocriticism. Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature . Routledge, London, pp. 120-136. ISBN 9780415822602


Utopianism, dystopianism and ecological thought
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Rigby, K (2012) 'Utopianism, dystopianism and ecological thought.' In: Jacobsen, M.H, ed. Utopia: social theory and the future. Routledge, London, pp. 141-160. ISBN 9781409406990


'Das Erdbeben in Chili' and the romantic reframing of natural disaster
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Rigby, K (2012) ''Das Erdbeben in Chili' and the romantic reframing of natural disaster.' In: Lü, Y, Stephens, A, Lewis, A and Voßkamp, W, eds. Wissensfiguren im Werk Heinrich von Kleists. Rombach, Freiburg, pp. 137-50. ISBN 9783793096856


Gernot Böhme’s ecological aesthetics of atmosphere
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Rigby, K (2011) 'Gernot Böhme’s ecological aesthetics of atmosphere.' In: Goodbody, A and Rigby, K, eds. Ecocritical theory: new European approaches. University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, pp. 139-152. ISBN 9780813931357


In a eucalypt forest
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Rigby, K (2011) 'In a eucalypt forest.' In: Campbell, S, ed. The face of the Earth: natural landscapes, science, and culture. University of California Press, Berkeley, pp. 274-277. ISBN 9780520269262


"Wie ist die Natur doch im allgemeinen so schön!“: Heine’s green-edged sword of satire
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Rigby, K (2011) '"Wie ist die Natur doch im allgemeinen so schön!“: Heine’s green-edged sword of satire.' In: Deiters, F-J, Fliethmann, A and Weller, C, eds. Groteske Moderne, Moderne Groteske : Festschrift für Philip Thomson. Röhrig Universitätsverlag, St. Ingbert, pp. 325-342. ISBN 9783861104926


Romancing the gift
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Rigby, K (2009) 'Romancing the gift.' In: Manolopoulos, M, ed. With gifted thinkers: conversations with Caputo, Hart, Horner, Kearney, Keller, Rigby, Taylor, Wallace, Westphal. Peter Lang, Bern, pp. 165-197. ISBN 9783034300988


(Post-)koloniale Inkorperierung: Ökologie und Esskultur in Australien
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Rigby, K (2008) '(Post-)koloniale Inkorperierung: Ökologie und Esskultur in Australien.' In: Lillge, C and Meyer, A, eds. Interkulturelle Mahlzeiten: Kulinarische Begegnungen und Kommunikation in der Literatur. Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, pp. 315-336. ISBN 9783899428810


(K)ein Klang der aufgeregten Zeit? Enlightenment, Romanticism and ecological modernity
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Rigby, K (2007) '(K)ein Klang der aufgeregten Zeit? Enlightenment, Romanticism and ecological modernity.' In: Magerski, C, Savage, R and Weller, C, eds. Moderne begreifen. Zur Paradoxie eines sozioästhetischen Deutungsmusters = Understanding modernity: paradoxes of an interpretative paradigm. Deutscher Universitätsverlag,, Wiesbaden, pp. 145-156. ISBN 9783835060715


Prometheus redeemed? From autoconstruction to ecopoetics
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Rigby, K (2007) 'Prometheus redeemed? From autoconstruction to ecopoetics.' In: Kearns, L and Keller, C, eds. Ecospirit: religions and philosophies for the Earth. Transdisciplinary theological colloquia . Fordham University Press, New York, pp. 270-294. ISBN 9780823227457


Ecopoetics of the Limestone Plains
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Rigby, K (2007) 'Ecopoetics of the Limestone Plains.' In: Cranston, C.A and Zeller, R, eds. The littoral zone: Australian contexts and their writers. Rodopi, Amsterdam, pp. 153-175. ISBN 9789042022188


The rebirth of nature in Romantic thought
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Rigby, K (2004) 'The rebirth of nature in Romantic thought.' In: Heinze, H and Weller, C, eds. Die Lektüre der Welt: Zur Theorie, Geschichte und Soziologie kultureller Praxis - Festschrift für Walter Veit = Worlds of reading: on the theory, history and sociology of cultural practice - Festschrift in honour of Walter Veit. Peter Lang, Frankfurt, pp. 387-397. ISBN 9783631522257


Tuning in to spirit of place
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Rigby, K (2003) 'Tuning in to spirit of place.' In: Cameron, J, ed. Changing places: re-imagining Australia. Longueville Books, Double Bay, N.S.W., pp. 107-115. ISBN 9781920681067


Ecocriticism
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Rigby, K (2002) 'Ecocriticism.' In: Wolfreys, J, ed. Introducing criticism at the 21st century. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 151-178. ISBN 9780748615759


The Goddess returns: ecofeminist reconfigurations of gender, nature and the sacred
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Rigby, K (2001) 'The Goddess returns: ecofeminist reconfigurations of gender, nature and the sacred.' In: Devlin-Glass, F and McCredden, L, eds. Feminist poetics of the sacred: creative suspicions. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 23-54. ISBN 9780195144697


Forests of the night: topographies of the sacred in European Romanticism
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Rigby, K (1999) 'Forests of the night: topographies of the sacred in European Romanticism.' In: Tulip, J and Griffith, M, eds. Spirit of place: source of the sacred? Centre for Studies in Religion, Literature and the Arts, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, pp. 328-337.


Myth, memory, attunement: towards a sensuous semiotics of place
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Rigby, K (1998) 'Myth, memory, attunement: towards a sensuous semiotics of place.' In: Houston, C, Watson, A and Kurasawa, F, eds. Imagined places : the politics of making space. School of Sociology, Politics and Anthropology, La Trobe University, Bundoora, pp. 175-182. ISBN 9781864464719


Die Inszenierung des Weiblichen. Mythos und Aufklärung im Drama = Staging the feminine: myth and enlightenment in drama
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Rigby, K (1996) 'Die Inszenierung des Weiblichen. Mythos und Aufklärung im Drama = Staging the feminine: myth and enlightenment in drama.' In: Caduff, C, ed. Das Geschlecht der Künste = The gender of art. Böhlau, Cologne, pp. 1-30. ISBN 9783412076931


Of mice and men and aquatic flows: distributed agency in Theodor Storm’s 'Der Schimmelreiter'
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Rigby, K (2016) 'Of mice and men and aquatic flows: distributed agency in Theodor Storm’s 'Der Schimmelreiter'.' New German Critique, 43 (2). pp. 153-176. ISSN 1558-1462


Art, nature, and the poesy of plants in the Goethezeit: a biosemiotic perspective
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Rigby, K (2015) 'Art, nature, and the poesy of plants in the Goethezeit: a biosemiotic perspective.' Goethe Yearbook, 22 (1). pp. 23-44. ISSN 1940-9087


Mapping common ground: ecocriticism, environmental history, and the environmental humanities
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Bergthaller, H, Emmett, R, Johns-Putra, A, Kneitz, A, Lidström, S, McCorristine, S, Pérez Ramos, I, Phillips, D, Rigby, K and Robin, L (2014) 'Mapping common ground: ecocriticism, environmental history, and the environmental humanities.' Environmental Humanities, 5. pp. 261-276. ISSN 2201-1919


Changing the intellectual climate
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Castree, N et al. (2014) 'Changing the intellectual climate.' Nature Climate Change, 4 (9). pp. 763-768. ISSN 1758-678X


Regarding the Earth: ecological vision in word and image [guest editors]
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Rigby, K and Williams, L (2013) 'Regarding the Earth: ecological vision in word and image [guest editors].' Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology, 3. i-iii. ISSN 1839-843X


“Wo die Wälder rauschen so sacht": the actuality of Eichendorff’s ecopoetics
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Rigby, K (2012) '“Wo die Wälder rauschen so sacht": the actuality of Eichendorff’s ecopoetics.' Limbus: Australian Yearbook of German Literary and Cultural Studies, 5. pp. 91-104. ISSN 1869-1021


Getting a taste for the Bogong moth
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Rigby, K (2011) 'Getting a taste for the Bogong moth.' Australian Humanities Review, 50. pp. 77-94. ISSN 1325-8338


Imagining catastrophe: utopia and dystopia in a warming world
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Rigby, K (2011) 'Imagining catastrophe: utopia and dystopia in a warming world.' Arena Journal, 35-36. pp. 57-77.


Another talk on religion to its cultured despisers
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Rigby, K (2010) 'Another talk on religion to its cultured despisers.' Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, 13 (1). pp. 55-73. ISSN 1468-8417


Writing in the Anthropocene: idle chatter or ecoprophetic witness?
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Rigby, K (2009) 'Writing in the Anthropocene: idle chatter or ecoprophetic witness?' Australian Humanities Review, 47. pp. 173-187. ISSN 1325 8338


Dancing with disaster
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Rigby, K (2009) 'Dancing with disaster.' Australian Humanities Review, 46. pp. 131-144. ISSN 1325 8338


Discoursing on disaster: the hermeneutics of environmental catastrophe
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Rigby, K (2008) 'Discoursing on disaster: the hermeneutics of environmental catastrophe.' Tamkang Review, 39 (1). pp. 19-40. ISSN 0049-2949


Noah’s Ark revisited: (counter-)utopianism and (eco-)catastrophe
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Rigby, K (2008) 'Noah’s Ark revisited: (counter-)utopianism and (eco-)catastrophe.' Arena Journal, 31. pp. 163-178.


“Lifting our eyes from the page”: literature, religion and the earth [guest editor]
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Rigby, K (2008) '“Lifting our eyes from the page”: literature, religion and the earth [guest editor].' Religion and Literature, 40 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 0888-3769


Art, animals and sustainability [guest editor]
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Rigby, K (2008) 'Art, animals and sustainability [guest editor].' PAN: Philosophy, Activism, Nature (5). pp. 1-2. ISSN 1443-6124


Tragedy, modernity, and Terra Mater: Christa Wolf recounts the fall
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Rigby, K (2007) 'Tragedy, modernity, and Terra Mater: Christa Wolf recounts the fall.' New German Critique, 34 (2-101). pp. 115-141. ISSN 0094-033X


Literature, culture, and environment [guest editors]
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Tredinnick, M and Rigby, K (2007) 'Literature, culture, and environment [guest editors].' PAN: Philosophy, Activism, Nature, 4. ISSN 1443-6124


Writing after nature
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Rigby, K (2006) 'Writing after nature.' Australian Humanities Review, 39-40. ISSN 1325 8338


Minding (about) matter: on the eros and anguish of earthly encounter
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Rigby, K (2006) 'Minding (about) matter: on the eros and anguish of earthly encounter.' Australian Humanities Review, 38. ISSN 1325 8338


(Not) by design: utopian moments in the creation of Canberra
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Rigby, K (2006) '(Not) by design: utopian moments in the creation of Canberra.' Arena Journal, 25-26. pp. 155-177.


Introduction: be true to the Earth [guest editor]
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Rigby, K (2006) 'Introduction: be true to the Earth [guest editor].' Colloquy, 12. pp. 5-9. ISSN 1325-9490


On ‘not eating the limb of a living animal’: rethinking our relations with (other) animals
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Rigby, K (2005) 'On ‘not eating the limb of a living animal’: rethinking our relations with (other) animals.' Australian Humanities Review, 34. ISSN 1325 8338


Earth, world, text: on the (im)possibility of ecopoiesis
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Rigby, K (2004) 'Earth, world, text: on the (im)possibility of ecopoiesis.' New Literary History, 35 (3). pp. 427-442. ISSN 1080-661X


Ecstatic dwelling: perspectives on place in European Romanticism
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Rigby, K (2004) 'Ecstatic dwelling: perspectives on place in European Romanticism.' Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 9 (2). pp. 117-142. ISSN 0969-725X


Recovering from the fall: the greening of modernity
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Rigby, K (2001) 'Recovering from the fall: the greening of modernity.' Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 96 (1). pp. 35-48. ISSN 0001-2793


The rediscovery of (the other) place in European Romanticism
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Rigby, K (2001) 'The rediscovery of (the other) place in European Romanticism.' European Romantic Review, 12 (2). pp. 165-174. ISSN 1050-9585


Freeing the phenomena: Goethean science and the blindness of Faust
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Rigby, K (2000) 'Freeing the phenomena: Goethean science and the blindness of Faust.' Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, 7 (2). pp. 25-41. ISSN 1076-0962


Making connections: towards a spirituality of immanence
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Rigby, K (1999) 'Making connections: towards a spirituality of immanence.' A Social Ecology Journal. pp. 209-224.


Women and nature revisited: ecofeminist reconfiguations of an old association
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Rigby, K (1998) 'Women and nature revisited: ecofeminist reconfiguations of an old association.' Arena Journal, 12. pp. 143-169.


The return of the repressed, or the strange case of Kleistian feminism
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Rigby, K (1992) 'The return of the repressed, or the strange case of Kleistian feminism.' Southern Review, 25 (3). pp. 320-332. ISSN 0038-4526


Beyond the frame: art, ecology and the aesthetics of nature
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Rigby, K (1992) 'Beyond the frame: art, ecology and the aesthetics of nature.' Thesis Eleven, 32 (1). pp. 114-128. ISSN 0725-5136


Georg Lukacs and the disintegration of dramatic form: the tragedy of modernity
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Rigby, K (1989) 'Georg Lukacs and the disintegration of dramatic form: the tragedy of modernity.' Thesis Eleven, 24 (1). pp. 112-131. ISSN 0725-5136


Revelation and reification: the place of the female body in the interplay of tragedy and enlightenment
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Rigby, K (1988) 'Revelation and reification: the place of the female body in the interplay of tragedy and enlightenment.' Antithesis, 2 (2). pp. 53-58. ISSN 1030-3839


Keynote address
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Rigby, K (2017) Keynote address. In: Fifth International Symposium on Literature and Environment in East Asia (ISLE-EA), 4 - 6 November 2016, Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea.


Hopes and fears in times of change
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Rigby, K and Jones, O (2016) Hopes and fears in times of change. In: Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities, 19 November 2016, Burdall's Yard, Bath, UK.


"Piping in their honey dreams": bee-speaking and ecopoetics in the Anthropocene
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Rigby, K (2016) "Piping in their honey dreams": bee-speaking and ecopoetics in the Anthropocene. In: Texts, Animals, Environments: Zoopoetics and Environmental Poetics, 12 – 14 October 2016, Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany.


Infernal ecologies: literature, ethics, and fire 'down under’
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Rigby, K (2016) Infernal ecologies: literature, ethics, and fire 'down under’. In: Professorial Lecture Series 2016-17, 5 October 2016, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK.


Environmental (post-)humanities: the view from ‘down under’
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Rigby, K (2016) Environmental (post-)humanities: the view from ‘down under’. In: Nature and Environment in Australia, 28 September - 1 October 2016, Cologne, Germany.


The cultural history of natural disaster
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Rigby, K (2015) The cultural history of natural disaster. In: Symposium on Investigating Catastrophe: Commemoration, Accountability, and the Public Record of Disaster, 5 - 7 June 2013, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.


Remember Kinglake: reframing 'natural disaster' in the Anthropocene
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Rigby, K (2014) Remember Kinglake: reframing 'natural disaster' in the Anthropocene. In: Cultural Responses to Environmental Disasters in Australia, 19 September 2014, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Pastoral under pressure
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Rigby, K (2014) Pastoral under pressure. In: Encountering Australia: Transcultural Conversations, 24 - 26 September 2014, Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy.


The poetics of decolonisation
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Rigby, K (2014) The poetics of decolonisation. In: The Fifth Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association (CWWA) : Contemporary Women's Writing and Environments, 3 - 5 July 2014, State Library of New South Wales, Melbourne, Australia.


Earth’s poesy: romantic poetics and biosemiotics
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Rigby, K (2014) Earth’s poesy: romantic poetics and biosemiotics. In: The 22nd Annual North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) Conference: Romantic Organizations, 9 - 13 2014, Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Maryland, USA.


Anthropocene
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Rigby, K, Robin, L and Wehner, K (2014) Anthropocene. In: The Fifth ASLEC-ANZ Biennual Conference: Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions, 19 - 21 June 2014, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.


Earth’s poesy: natural philosophy, Romantic poetics, and biosemiotics
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Rigby, K (2014) Earth’s poesy: natural philosophy, Romantic poetics, and biosemiotics. In: Nature and Culture in German Romanticism and Idealism, 12 - 14 March 2014, University of New South Wales Australia, Sydney, Australia.


Narrative, ethics and bushfire in the Anthropocene
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Rigby, K (2014) Narrative, ethics and bushfire in the Anthropocene. In: Encountering the Anthropocene: The Role of Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences, 26-28 February 2014, Dockside, Sydney, Australia.


Researching climate change: perspectives from the humanities
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Rigby, K (2013) Researching climate change: perspectives from the humanities. In: Looking to the Future: International Research in a Changing World, 17 - 19 October 2013, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.


Encountering fire: discerning distributed agency in Australian bushfire narratives
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Rigby, K (2013) Encountering fire: discerning distributed agency in Australian bushfire narratives. In: ASLE-UKI 8th Biennial Conference - Ecological Encounters: Agency, Identity, Interactions, 29 - 31 August 2013, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.


Queer confederacies: material feminism and comparative ecocriticism
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Rigby, K (2013) Queer confederacies: material feminism and comparative ecocriticism. In: 20th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (AILC): Comparative Literature as a Critical Approach?, 18 - 24 July 2013, Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France.


Global changes, local impacts, cultural narratives
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Rigby, K (2013) Global changes, local impacts, cultural narratives. In: People and the Planet: Transforming the Future Conference, 2 - 4 July 2013, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.


Unnatural disasters: rereading extreme weather events from 'Jeremiah' to 'Carpentaria'
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Rigby, K (2012) Unnatural disasters: rereading extreme weather events from 'Jeremiah' to 'Carpentaria'. In: The Cultural History of Climate Change, 27 - 28 August 2012, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.


Spreading pestilence in Mary Shelley’s 'The last man'
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Rigby, K (2012) Spreading pestilence in Mary Shelley’s 'The last man'. In: Catastrophes: The 2012 International Conference on Romanticism, 8 - 11 November 2012, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.


Creation and catastrophe: an ecotheological challenge to the concept of 'natural disaster'
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Rigby, K (2012) Creation and catastrophe: an ecotheological challenge to the concept of 'natural disaster'. In: Creation and Catastrophe, 11 August 2012, St. Peter’s Eastern Hill, Melbourne, Australia.


Championing the Earth in the humanities
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Rigby, K (2012) Championing the Earth in the humanities. In: Public Lecture Series, 2 July 2012, The Lyceum Club, Melbourne.


There is no such thing as a natural disaster
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Rigby, K (2011) There is no such thing as a natural disaster. In: Climate Change - Cultural Change: Religious Responses and Responsibilities, 29 October 2011, Centre for Theology and Ministry, Parkville, Australia.


Creation, incarnation and the fellowship of creatures
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Rigby, K, Elvey, A and Morgan, J (2011) Creation, incarnation and the fellowship of creatures. In: Ethos Environment Conference: Consuming Creation, 29 September - 2 October 2011, Drew University, NJ, USA.


Reading Eichendorff’s 'Rauschen': ecological aesthetics and ethical response
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Rigby, K (2011) Reading Eichendorff’s 'Rauschen': ecological aesthetics and ethical response. In: ASLE Ninth Biannual Conference: Species, Space and the Imagination of the Global, 21 - 26 June 2011, University of Indiana, Bloomington, USA.


The blindness of Faust: Goethean science in a warming world
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Rigby, K (2011) The blindness of Faust: Goethean science in a warming world. In: Melbourne Existentialist Society Lectures, 3 May 2011, Unitarian Church Hall, Melbourne, Australia.


Kleist’s ‘Das Erdbeben in Chili’ and the Romantic reframing of natural disaster
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Rigby, K (2011) Kleist’s ‘Das Erdbeben in Chili’ and the Romantic reframing of natural disaster. In: Kleist Conference, 16 - 20 February 2011, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.


Reading Eichendorff’s 'Rauschen': rustling woods in German Romantic verse
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Rigby, K (2010) Reading Eichendorff’s 'Rauschen': rustling woods in German Romantic verse. In: ASLEC-ANZ 3rd Biennial Conference: Sounding the Earth: Music, Language and Acoustic Ecology, 20 - 22 October 2010, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.


Changing the climate: utopia, dystopia and catastrophe
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Rigby, K (2010) Changing the climate: utopia, dystopia and catastrophe. In: Changing the Climate: Utopia, Dystopia and Catastrophe - The Fourth Australian Conference on Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction, 30 August - 1 September 2010, Monash University, Clayton, Australia.


Changing the climate: imagining catastrophe
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Rigby, K (2009) Changing the climate: imagining catastrophe. In: The Global Environmental Changes and Human Security (GECHS) Synthesis Conference: Human Security in an Era of Global Change, 22 -24 June 2009, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.


Ecological consciousness and local action: prophetic voices of the Limestone Plains
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Rigby, K (2009) Ecological consciousness and local action: prophetic voices of the Limestone Plains. In: Violent Ends: The Arts of Environmental Anxiety, 11 June 2009, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australia.


Judith Wright’s ecoprophetic legacy
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Rigby, K (2009) Judith Wright’s ecoprophetic legacy. In: Two Fires Festival of Arts and Activism, 27 March 2009, Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia.


Culture and environment: historical legacies and future prospects for Canberra
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Rigby, K (2008) Culture and environment: historical legacies and future prospects for Canberra. In: Culture and Knowledge Workshop for the ACT Planning and Land Authority, 1 December 2008, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.


Relocations: the place of place in a warming world
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Rigby, K (2008) Relocations: the place of place in a warming world. In: Home and Away: Writing about Place (in honour of Bruce Bennett), 24 - 25 September 2008, National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia.


Negative ecopoetics and the prophetic imagination
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Rigby, K (2008) Negative ecopoetics and the prophetic imagination. In: Activism, Apocalypse and the Avant-Garde : The Fifth Bi-Annual Conference for the Association for Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE), 10 - 13 July 2008, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.


Common ground in creation
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Rigby, K (2008) Common ground in creation. In: Towards Religious Harmony: Mentions of God in Poetry and Prose, 13 - 17 July 2008, St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.


What is ecopoetry?
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Rigby, K (2008) What is ecopoetry? In: Public Lecture Series, 24 April 2008, Melbourne Poets’ Union, Melbourne, Australia.


Apocalypse now: whither utopianism in the midst of catastrophe
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Rigby, K (2007) Apocalypse now: whither utopianism in the midst of catastrophe. In: CFP: Demanding the Impossible: The Third Australian Conference on Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction, 5 - 6 December 2007, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.


Apocalypse now: rethinking utopianism in the face of catastrophe
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Rigby, K (2007) Apocalypse now: rethinking utopianism in the face of catastrophe. In: Sustaining Cultures: Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Australia, 7 December 2007, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.


Literature, culture and ecology: tracing a history of place in Australia’s federal capital
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Rigby, K (2007) Literature, culture and ecology: tracing a history of place in Australia’s federal capital. In: Public Lecture Series, 22 October 2007, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.


The wrong dream
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Rigby, K (2007) The wrong dream. In: Two Fires Festival, 1 April 2007, Braidwood Central School Library, New South Wales, Australia.


Ecology and religion: drawing Christ into the conversation
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Rigby, K (2007) Ecology and religion: drawing Christ into the conversation. In: Public Lecture Series, 2007, Treacy Centre, Melbourne, Australia.


Facing catastrophe
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Rigby, K (2007) Facing catastrophe. In: Nature Matters: Materiality and the More-than-Human in Cultural Studies of the Environment, 25 - 28 October 2007, York University, Toronto, Canada.


Utopian attunement: atmospheric ecopoetics
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Rigby, K (2006) Utopian attunement: atmospheric ecopoetics. In: Biannual ASLE-UK conference: Discordant Harmonies: Ecocriticism in the 21st Century, 8 - 10 September 2006, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK.


Contra constructivism: answering to the agency of the other-than-human
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Rigby, K (2005) Contra constructivism: answering to the agency of the other-than-human. In: Eco-Sophia Scholar’s Symposium, 1 October 2005, Drew University Theological College, New Jersey, USA.


Ecstatic dwelling: cosmopolitan reinhabitation in Wordsworth’s London
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Rigby, K (2005) Ecstatic dwelling: cosmopolitan reinhabitation in Wordsworth’s London. In: 12th Annual NASSR Conference: Romantic Cosmopolitanism, 9 - 12 September 2004, Millennium Hotel, Boulder, Colorado.


Pastoral under pressure: David Campbell’s ‘Squatter pastoral'
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Rigby, K (2005) Pastoral under pressure: David Campbell’s ‘Squatter pastoral'. In: 6th Biannual ASLE Conference: Being in the World, Living with the Land, 22 June 2005, University of Oregon, OR, USA.


Consuming Canberra
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Rigby, K (2005) Consuming Canberra. In: ASLE-ANZ Inaugural Biennial Conference: Be True to the Earth, 31 March - 1 April 2005, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.


Reconciliation and reinhabitation in Australia’s bush capital
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Rigby, K (2004) Reconciliation and reinhabitation in Australia’s bush capital. In: Ecocritical Perspectives on Urban Spaces, 30 December 2004, Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia, PN, USA.


A place in time
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Rigby, K (2004) A place in time. In: Environments and Ecologies in an Expanded Field, 3 - 4 July 2004, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.


Called into being: towards an ecotheology of election
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Rigby, K and Boer, R (2004) Called into being: towards an ecotheology of election. In: Bible and Critical Theory Seminar, 26 June 2004, Melbourne, Australia.


Recasting the Limestone Plains
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Rigby, K (2004) Recasting the Limestone Plains. In: Public Lecture Series, 13 April 2004, Canberra and District Historical Society, Canberra, Australia.


Reconciliation with the earthly
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Rigby, K (2004) Reconciliation with the earthly. In: Australian Chaplains’ Association Annual Conference, 5 February 2004, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.


Whose body?
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Rigby, K (2004) Whose body? In: Women Scholars in Religion and Theology Conference, 25 January 2004, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia.


Earthly attunement: towards an ecological aesthetics of nature
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Rigby, K (2003) Earthly attunement: towards an ecological aesthetics of nature. In: Aesthetics Now, 24 September 2003, Monash City Centre, Melbourne, Australia.


Ecology and poetry
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Rigby, K (2001) Ecology and poetry. In: Earth Philosophies Australia Bush Camp, 8 - 12 July 2001, Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia.


Ecocriticism in Australia
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Rigby, K (2001) Ecocriticism in Australia. In: ASLE 4th Biennial Conference: Making a Start Out of Particulars, 19 - 23 June 2001, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.


Earth-sustaining spiritualities
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Rigby, K (2000) Earth-sustaining spiritualities. In: Futures We're In, 28 - 29 July 2000, Augustine Centre, Melbourne, Australia.


On not eating the limb of a living animal
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Rigby, K (2000) On not eating the limb of a living animal. In: Public Forum: Religion and Animals, 29 February 2000, Glen Eira City Complex, Melbourne, Australia.


Women, community and care: some hidden conditions of community
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Rigby, K (1999) Women, community and care: some hidden conditions of community. In: Public Panel Presentation, 14 July 1999, Melbourne, Australia.


Goethean science in the age of ecology
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Rigby, K (1999) Goethean science in the age of ecology. In: Goethe, the Man and his Art on the Threshold of a New Millennium, 1999, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.


Being-in-creation: human responsibility in an endangered world [book review]
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Rigby, K (2017) Being-in-creation: human responsibility in an endangered world [book review]. Green Letters, 21 (2). pp. 230-232. ISSN 2168-1414


'Religion and dangerous environmental change: transdisciplinary perspectives on the ethics of climate and sustainability', and 'Religion in environmental and climate change' edited by Sigurd Bergmann and Dieter Gerten [book review]
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Rigby, K (2014) 'Religion and dangerous environmental change: transdisciplinary perspectives on the ethics of climate and sustainability', and 'Religion in environmental and climate change' edited by Sigurd Bergmann and Dieter Gerten [book review]. Journal of Religious History, 37 (4). pp. 569-571. ISSN 1467-9809


'The logos of the living world: Merleau-Ponty, animals, and language' by Louise Westling [book review]
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Rigby, K (2014) 'The logos of the living world: Merleau-Ponty, animals, and language' by Louise Westling [book review]. Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, 18 (3). pp. 332-334. ISSN 1468-8417


'Locating science fiction' by Andrew Milner [book review]
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Rigby, K (2013) 'Locating science fiction' by Andrew Milner [book review]. AJE: The Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology, 3. pp. 150-152. ISSN 1839-843X


'Literature, ecology, ethics: recent trends in ecocriticism' edited by Timo Müller and Michael Sauter [book review]
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Rigby, K (2012) 'Literature, ecology, ethics: recent trends in ecocriticism' edited by Timo Müller and Michael Sauter [book review]. Anglia: Journal of English Philology, 132 (1). pp. 131-214. ISSN 0340-5222


'Entanglements: new ecopoetry' edited by Sharon Blackie [book review]
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Rigby, K (2012) 'Entanglements: new ecopoetry' edited by Sharon Blackie [book review]. Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics, 3 (1). ISSN 2203-4404


'Romantic rocks, aesthetic geology' by Noah Heringham [book review]
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Rigby, K (2008) 'Romantic rocks, aesthetic geology' by Noah Heringham [book review]. Romantic Circles Reviews, 11 (1).


'Developing ecofeminist theory: the complexity of difference' by Erica Cudworth [book review]
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Rigby, K (2007) 'Developing ecofeminist theory: the complexity of difference' by Erica Cudworth [book review]. Feminist Theory, 8 (1). pp. 128-130. ISSN 1464-7001


'Nietzsche, and Wagner: their Spinozan ethics of love and power' by T.K. Seung [book review]
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Rigby, K (2007) 'Nietzsche, and Wagner: their Spinozan ethics of love and power' by T.K. Seung [book review]. Religion and Literature, 39 (2). pp. 105-108. ISSN 0888-3769


'Ecocriticism' by Greg Garrard [book review]
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Rigby, K (2006) 'Ecocriticism' by Greg Garrard [book review]. Altitude: An E-journal of Emerging Humanities Work, 7 (4). ISSN 1444-1160


'Our common dwelling: Henry Thoreau, transcendentalism, and the class politics of nature' by Lance Newman [book review]
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Rigby, K (2006) 'Our common dwelling: Henry Thoreau, transcendentalism, and the class politics of nature' by Lance Newman [book review]. ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, 13 (1). pp. 278-279. ISSN 1076-0962


'The romantic conception of life: science and philosophy in the age of Goethe' by Robert Richards [book review]
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Rigby, K (2004) 'The romantic conception of life: science and philosophy in the age of Goethe' by Robert Richards [book review]. European Romantic Review, 15 (3). pp. 483-487. ISSN 1050-9585


'Looking for Blackfellas' Point: an Australian history of place' by Mark McKenna [book review]
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Rigby, K (2004) 'Looking for Blackfellas' Point: an Australian history of place' by Mark McKenna [book review]. ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, 11 (2). pp. 297-298. ISSN 1076-0962


'The song of the earth' by Jonathan Bate [book review]
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Rigby, K (2002) 'The song of the earth' by Jonathan Bate [book review]. Modern Language Quarterly, 63 (3). pp. 391-396. ISSN 0028-7829


'Frauen auf Strassen : Topographien des Begehrens in Erzähltexten von Gegenwartsautorinnen' by Maria Kublitz-Kramer [book review]
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Rigby, K (1998) 'Frauen auf Strassen : Topographien des Begehrens in Erzähltexten von Gegenwartsautorinnen' by Maria Kublitz-Kramer [book review]. Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 89 (1). pp. 137-138. ISSN 2051-2856


'Beyond feminist aesthetics: feminist literature and social change' by Rita Felski [book review]
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Rigby, K (1991) 'Beyond feminist aesthetics: feminist literature and social change' by Rita Felski [book review]. Thesis Eleven, 30 (1). pp. 178-181. ISSN 0725-5136


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