USM's Lewiston-Auburn College continues its Monday evening lecture series with guest speakers, free and open to the public.
Jane Costlow is a Professor of Environmental Studies at Bates College, with background in the study of Russian literature and culture. She teaches courses that focus on meanings of nature and senses of place in a diverse array of cultures and historical periods. She also teaches a course that explores disaster narratives – from Katrina and Chernobyl to the “slow catastrophe” of climate change. Jane Costlow has recently completed a book on the forest in 19th century Russian culture, which will be published in 2012 by Cornell University Press.