expand search

History

Lady Eaton College building with green trees in the background

History

Finis Dunaway

Professor
B.A. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Ph.D. (Rutgers University)
Wallis Hall 118, Traill College
705-748-1011 x 7026
finisdunaway@trentu.ca

Research interests:

Modern United States cultural and environmental history; American Studies; visual culture; mass media and the environment; arctic landscapes

Books:

Book CoverSeeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images
(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015)

John G. Cawelti Award, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

AEJMC History Division Book Award, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Robert K. Martin Book Prize, Canadian Association for American Studies

 

 

Book CoverNatural Visions: The Power of Images in American Environmental Reform
(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005; paperback, 2008).

 

 

 

 

Selected Articles:

  • “Dr. Spock Is Worried: Visual Media and the Emotional History of American Environmentalism,” in Rendering Nature: Animals, Bodies, Places, Politics, ed. Marguerite S. Shaffer and Phoebe S.K. Young (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015), 138-161.
  • “Beyond Wilderness: Robert Adams, New Topographics, and the Aesthetics of Ecological Citizenship,” in Reframing the New Topographics, ed. Greg Foster-Rice and John Rohrbach (Chicago: Center for AmericanPlaces, 2010), 13-43.
  • “Cultures of Nature: Twentieth Century,” in A Companion to American Environmental History, ed. Douglas Cazaux Sackman (Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), 266-284.
  • “Seeing Global Warming: Contemporary Art and the Fate of the Planet,” Environmental History 14 (January 2009): 9-31. [Reprinted in Future Climate Change, ed. Mark Maslin and Samuel Randalls (New York: Routledge, 2011), vol. IV, 391-414.]
  • “Gas Masks, Pogo, and the Ecological Indian: Earth Day and the Visual Politics of American Environmentalism,” American Quarterly 60 (March 2008): 67-99.
  • “Reframing the Last Frontier: Subhankar Banerjee and the Visual Politics of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,” American Quarterly 58 (March 2006): 159-180. [Reprinted in A Keener Perception: Ecocritical Studies in American Art History, ed. Alan C. Braddock and Christoph Irmscher (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2009), 254-274.]