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Emilie Rusch

Farca edits new anthology on cultural significance of water

“Make Waves: Water in Contemporary Literature and Film” was published this month by the University of Nevada Press.
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Paula Farca, teaching professor and director of the Culture, Creativity and Communication Program in the Division of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Colorado School of Mines, is the editor of a new anthology on the cultural significance of water.

“Make Waves: Water in Contemporary Literature and Film” was published this month by the University of Nevada Press.

Farca will discuss her book and current water issues in the era of climate change at the Golden History Museum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2020. For more information about the event, visit the museum's website.

Farca received her PhD and a second MA from Oklahoma State University. She joined the faculty at Mines in 2008. Her research focuses on contemporary, indigenous and women’s literature and literature on energy and the environment. 

Along with numerous articles and book chapters, Farca has also published the book “Identity in Place: Contemporary Indigenous Fiction by Women Writers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand” (2011) and co-authored “A Student’s Guide to Nature and Human Values” (2010 and 2013). She edited the anthologies “Energy in Literature: Essays on Energy and Its Social and Environmental Implications in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literary Texts” (2015) and “Speculations: An Anthology for Reading, Writing, and Research” (2006).

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