Author Archives: Brett Shollenberger

About Brett Shollenberger

Brett Shollenberger is an sustainability consultant, writer, improviser, and editor specializing design of higher ed. programs and holistic communications strategies.

How To: Reduce a College’s Carbon Footprint

This year I worked with a team of students to review Dickinson’s Climate Action Plan in order to ensure that the college reaches its goal of carbon neutrality by 2020. Our report will be useful to other higher ed. institutions, … Continue reading

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Sustaining A Species

This article will run in the summer issue of Dickinson Magazine. You’ve probably seen southern Utah in the movies. Sprawling rock formations like the Delicate Arch or Monument Valley loom over a sublime arid landscape. Yet away from these higher, … Continue reading

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Organic Farming at Dickinson College

This article will appear in the summer issue of Dickinson Magazine. The day that I go out to the college farm, it is cow day. It’s hot and the sky is clear. Jen Halpin, director of the organic farm, stands in … Continue reading

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An Ecofeminist Reading of Northanger Abbey and the Critical Discourse

Note: The following piece serves as a companion to another of Shollenberger’s works, The Moral Landscape of the Gothic Heroine. Together, the pieces provide a comprehensive, and thrillingly new reading of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. ‘Moral Landscape’ is a detailed historical … Continue reading

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The Moral Landscape of the Gothic Heroine

An Ecofeminist Reading of Northanger Abbey As a satire of the Gothic novel, Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey quietly subverts the systems of Western patriarchy reinforced by the genre and its literary predecessors, questioning the structural domination of women and nature. … Continue reading

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