International Conference on Ecology through Poetry (of Jure Detela)

from 16 to 20 March 2012
Škocjan na Krasu - Ljubljana, Slovenia

International Conference on Ecology through Poetry (of Jure Detela)

organized by
Literary Association IA and the Slovenian Comparative Literature Association

Today the problem of the artistic representation of the landscape and the human environment in general in literature and art appears in an entirely new light and from new perspectives which have for decades been the subject of intensive research even within literary studies, where they have made their home under the umbrella term "ecocriticism". Ecocriticism, like ecolinguistics and ecophilology, is one of those new coinages that come into being whenever a particular situation reaches a crisis point. In this case the crisis is the one connected to the natural human environment and the environmental movements that emerged as a response to it or, more precisely, as a response to humankind's increasingly possessive attitude towards everything that exists.
(Fragment of Jelka Kernev Štrajn's introduction - read more in the attachment beneath.)

Conference Chair: Jelka Kernev Štrajn, M.A., Slovenian Comparative Literature Association
Program Co-Chairs: Darja Pavlič, Ph.D., Journal Primerjalna književnost, and Iztok Osojnik, Ph.D., Literary Association IA

Invited participants: Jelka Kernev Štrajn (Ljubljana), Raymond H. Miller
(Brunswick, Maine, ZDA), Richard Jackson (Chattanooga, Tennessee,
ZDA), Alenka Jovanovski (Ljubljana), Sunandan Roy Chowdury (India),
Iztok Osojnik (Ljubljana), Branislava Vičar (Maribor), Darja Pavlič
(Ljubljana), Ravel Kodrič (Trieste, Italy), Luka Omladič (Ljubljana),
Tatjana Jamnik (Vnanje Gorice), Agnieszka Będkowska-Kopczyk
in Michal Kopczyk (Bielsko-Biała, Poland), et al.


Friday, 16 March – Arrivals
19:30 Dinner

Saturday, 17 March
9:30 – Exhibition Nature and Art in Trieste
13:00 – Lunch
15:00 – Presentations
17:30 – Free time (walk in the area)
19:00 – Dinner

Sunday, 18 March
9:30 – Presentations
10:45 – Coffee break
11:00 – Presentation and discussions
13:00 – Lunch
14:45 – Presentation and discussions
16:30 – Visiting Škocjan caves (or Tomaj)
19:30 – Dinner

Monday, 19 March  – Excursion to Ljubljana
9:00 – Departure
11:00 – Presentations and discussions (Trubar's House of Literature)
13:30 – Lunch
15:00 – City tour of free time
19:00 – Return to Škocjan
20:00 – Farewell dinner

Tuesday, 20 March – departures

(Presentations and discussions will be held in Slovenian and English.)

The conference was sponsored by Slovenian Book Agency, Regional park Škocjan Caves, Cultural Association Vilenica, Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts, Community of Sežana, Krka, d. d., Polica Dubova Cultural and Artistic Association, Journal Monitor, Tourist Association Škocjan.


Icon: Sergej Kapus, Aquarium


Tema simpozija, program in navodila za avtorje prispevkov za zbornik  -  13022012Simpozij_Detela_sln.pdf


The symposium theme, program and guidelines for authors  -  13022012Symposium_Detela_eng.pdf


Bogdan Macarol: Poezija je lahko svetilnik okoljskim težavam, PN 21. 3. 2012  -  220320122012-03-21_Primorske_1.png

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