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Humanities for the Environment Member Robert Boschman
Professor, Department of English, Languages, and Cultures, Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Robert Boschman

Robert Boschman is a professor in the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is co-founder of the award-winning Under Western Skies biennial conference series on the environment held at Mount Royal from 2010 to 2016. A past president of the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada, Dr. Boschman specializes in ecological approaches to teaching American literature, with emphasis on the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. His monograph, In the Way of Nature: Ecology and Westward Movement in the Poetry of Anne Bradstreet, Elizabeth Bishop and Amy Clampitt, was published in 2009, and has been reviewed in journals internationally, including Anglia: A Journal of English Philology, ISLE, University of Toronto Quarterly, Choice, and The Goose. Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene (co-edited with Mario Trono) was published in 2014 by Wilfrid Laurier University Press; and On Active Grounds: Agency and Time in the Environmental Humanities will be published by WLUP in 2018. Boschman’s book about growing up in northern Saskatchewan, The Ride Along: A Memoir of Place, Family, and Intergenerational Trauma, is forthcoming from the University of Regina Press. He also collaborates with Bill Bunn in documenting the abandoned mining town of Uranium City on the north of Lake Athabasca–their co-authored, open-access article, “Nuclear Avenue: ‘Cyclonic Development’, Abandonment, and Relations in Uranium City, Canada” was published in Humanities in January 2018. Boschman’s work in environmental still photography can be viewed at robertboschman.com.

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