“Writing Nature: From a Female POV—How it could save the world” (Salon Rose)

How do female writers portray nature in works of fiction and essays? How does culture color that perspective? Nature writing has long been the domain of primarily white male writers. Today, women are staking their claim on the genre in original ways. How does their perspective enrich what the Scottish author Kathleen Jamie has called […]

“The Feminine Perspective” (Salon Rose)

What is particular about the perspective that women bring to films, photographs, writing and art about nature and the wild world? Are there subjects that interest women, which are not addressed by men? Do women look at the wild world differently? This panel will explore the unique, innovative, and often collaborative approach women creators employ […]

Vinciane Despret

Vinciane Despret

Vinciane Despret is passionate about ethology and has made it the subject of her research for many years. Some of her earliest research dates back to 1996, studying birds in Birth of an ethological theory: the dance of the flaked craterop and then undertaking a thesis on emotions that would become the subject of two […]