Cattails on a Hill: Reimagining Individuals in Community
- Associate Professor, Humanities, Prescott College
Wooden cattails on a hilltop lawn—what's wrong with this picture? Priscilla Stuckey suggests that the inability to imagine accurate eco-communities stems from the same patterns of thought that in this society, make human communities challenging as well.
Is it Western culture's famed individualism? Perhaps just the opposite—not that individuals are too highly regarded, but that they are not valued highly enough. In this talk, Stuckey will offer some thoughts on reimagining individuals in community and will read selected passages from her new book, Kissed by a Fox: And Other Stories of Friendship in Nature (Counterpoint, 2012).
Priscilla Stuckey holds a Ph.D. in religious studies and feminist theory from the Graduate Theological Union at the University of California, Berkeley. She uses her own experiences of encountering trees, birds, and animals to develop more hopeful cultural stories about nature, including our own nature.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
(lunch will be provided)