Skip to main content

Module Reading List

Ecologies of Medieval Art, 2019/20, Semester 1
Professor Catherine Karkov
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Jane Bennett, ‘The Force of Things’, in Vibrant matter : a political ecology of things (Durham, 2010), 1-19.

Lowell Duckert. ‘Speaking Stones, John Muir, and a Slower (Non)Humanities’, in Animal, vegetable, mineral : ethics and objects. ed. Jeffrey J. Cohen (Washington, D.C.: Oliphant Books, 2012),273-279.

Kellie Robertson, ‘Medieval Things: Materiality, Historicism and the Premodern Object’, Literature compass. 5/6 (2008): 1060-1080.

Alfred K. Siewers, ‘Paradise in the Sea: an early geography of desire’, in Strange beauty : ecocritical approaches to early medieval landscape (New York, 2009), 67-95.

Alfred W. Crosby, ‘The Norse and the Crusaders’, in Ecological Imperialism: the biological expansion of Europe, 900-1900, 2nd edition (Cambridge, 2004), 41-69.

Albertus Magnus. ‘Of the Virtues of Stones’, from The book of secrets of Albertus Magnus of the virtues of herbs, stones and certain beasts; also, A book of the marvels of the world (Boston, 1973), 25-49.

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, ‘Stories of Stone’, Postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies 1 (2010): 56–63.

Tim Ingold, ‘Culture on the Ground: the world perceived through the feet’, in Being alive : essays on movement, knowledge and description (London: Routledge, 2011), 33–50.

David Macauley, ‘Air’, in Elemental philosophy [electronic resource] : earth, air, fire, and water as environmental ideas (Albany, NY, 2010), 25-36.

David Abram, ‘Afterword – The Commonwealth of Breath’, in Material Ecocriticism ed. Serenella Iovino and Serpil Opperman (Bloomington, IN, 2014), 301-14.

David Macauley, ‘Fire’, in Elemental philosophy [electronic resource] : earth, air, fire, and water as environmental ideas (Albany, NY, 2010), 36-42.

Timothy Morton, ‘The End of the World’, in Hyperobjects : philosophy and ecology after the end of the world (Minneapolis, 2013), 99-135.

Bernd Herzogenrath, ‘Ice’, In Prismatic ecology : ecotheory beyond green, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (Minneapolis, 20013).

Joan Evans, ‘Magical Jewels of the Middle Ages’, in Magical jewels of the middle ages and the renaissance, particularly in England (New York, 1922), 110-120, and 133-139.

Genevra Kornbluth, ‘Gems and the Carolingian Renaissance’, in Engraved gems of the Carolingian empire (University Park, 1995), 3-24.

Celina Jeffrey, Ephemeral Coast, S Wales (series of online exhibitions). Available online:

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, ‘Inventing with Animals in the Middle Ages’, in Re-imagining nature : environmental humanities and ecosemiotics, ed. Alfred Kentigern Siewers (Lewisburg, PA, 2014) 141-58.

Stephen O. Glosecki, ‘Movable Beasts; the manifold implications of early Germanic animal imagery’,in Animals in the Middle Ages : a book of essays. ed. Nona C. Flores (New York, 1996), 3-23.

Ian Bogost, ‘Inhuman’, in Inhuman nature : sociable life on a dynamic planet, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (Washington, DC, 2014) 133-44.

Timothy Morton, ‘Dark Thoughts’, in The Ecological Thought (Cambridge, MA, 2010), 59-97.

This list was last updated on 17/12/2015