#20 – Urgency in a World of Slow Violence

Our guest Scott Slovic is a global leader in the field of environmental humanities, who has taught at many universities in the United States and abroad. He is University Distinguished Professor of Environmental Humanities at the University of Idaho in the United States, where he has taught since 2012. He was the founding president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment in the early 1990s, and he served as editor-in-chief of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, the central journal in the field of ecocriticism (environmental literary studies), from 1995 to 2020. He has written, edited, or co-edited thirty books, including most recently Nature and Literary Studies and The Bloomsbury Handbook to the Medical-Environmental Humanities, both of which appeared in 2022. He has also published more than 300 articles, presented more than 800 keynote and invited lectures throughout the world, and been a Fulbright Scholar in Germany, Japan, China, and Turkey. Much of his current work explores how information is collected, communicated, and received in the contexts of humanitarian and environmental crises. In addition to co-editing the book series Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment and Routledge Environmental Humanities, he is a contributing editor for the website www.arithmeticofcompassion.org.