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CASA Celebration

Dr. Ethan Mannon



"Georgic Marvel: Agriculture and Affect"

in ECOZON@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment

This article explores what humans think and feel when we encounter “working landscapes”—those rural places (primarily farms, but also mines and working forests) where labor produces goods that meet our material and metabolic needs. I argue that the experience of such georgic places generates marvel and humility—a response not dissimilar from sublime feelings often generated by wilderness places.