Symposium – The Ends of the Earth: Polar Exploration, Print Culture, and Climate Change

Friday, Mar. 26, 2020, 2:00-4:30 PM, Zoom Webinar

Sponsored by Trowbridge, the UIUC English Department, and others, this Zoom symposium brings together American studies, environmental humanities research, and print culture, and it will feature talks by Gillen Wood (UIUC) and Hester Blum (Penn State). The event organizers ask that attendees register in advance at this link. See the complete event schedule below and contact Jamie L. Jones ( with questions.


2:00 pm – Introduction of the speakers and of the polar collections at the University of Illinois

2:20pm – Hester Blum (Penn State), “A Humanist in the Northwest Passage”

3:00 pm – Gillen D’Arcy Wood (UIUC), “Land of Wondrous Cold: The Victorians in Antarctica”

3:45pm – 4:30 pm – Discussion and Q&A with Hester Blum and Gillen D’Arcy Wood, facilitated by co-organizers Jamie L. Jones (UIUC) ad Adam Doskey (UIUC)

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