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Dr. Alfred Kentigern Siewers
Alfred Kentigern Siewers is Chair and Associate Professor of English at Bucknell, where he is also an affiliated member of the Environmental Studies program, co-editor of the Stories of the Susquehanna Valley project, and senior fellow of the Environmental Residential Council. He also co-chairs the university’s Academic Sustainability Committee, which oversees development of sustainability curriculum at Bucknell. He is editor among other works of the book Re-Imagining Nature: Environmental Humanities and Ecosemiotics, contributed to the Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Environment, and is a research fellow at Princeton University’s James Madison Program in 2018-2019. His scholarly and teaching work includes foci on the ninth-century philosophy of nature of John Scottus Eriugena, on otherworlds as symbols of nature in Anglo-American and Russian literatures, on environmental semiotics, and on collaborative development with other scholars of a digitally annotated edition of Susan Fenimore Cooper’s book Rural Hours. He also formerly covered regional environmental issues for the Chicago Sun-Times.