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Cope to Publish on Rhetoric of Energy Extraction

Brian Cope’s essay, “Ecoseeing A Tradition of Colonization: Revealing the Shadow Realities of Marcellus Drilling,” is in press and will be included in the anthology Environmental Rhetoric and Ecologies of Place, edited by Peter Goggin and scheduled for publication by Routledge in July 2013.

The essay contemplates how the rhetorical ecology of the author's home place interacts with a colonizing tradition of energy extraction.

Specifically focusing on the rhetoric surrounding the process of Marcellus Shale drilling in western Pennsylvania, this discussion of the rhetorical complexities of this issue works toward an understanding of how a region can move beyond and heal from the colonizing aspects of energy extradition.

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