Emeritus Professor of Humanistic Cultural Geography Department of Geography University of Delaware Newark, Delaware 19716 Visiting Professor Cultural - Humanities Geography University of Latvia
Books, Chapters in Books and Monographs, Edited Journal:
- Geograafia ja elamise kunst [In Estonian: Geography and The Art of Life]. (Tallinn: Kirjastus Varrak 2012)
- “The ineffable, ethereal, and evanescent as landscape values of local, national, and European identities,” pp.? In Claval, Paul, Agnew, John, Rocca, Zoran, eds. Landscapes, Identities and Development (London: Ashgate, 2011).
- “Beyond Images: The Phenomenology of Travel versus Tourism and Implications for Rural Landscapes,” Roca, Zoran, et al., European Landscapes and Lifestyles. The Mediterranean and Beyond. (Lisbon: Edicoes Universitaerias Lusofonas, 2007). 385-395
- “Softly Heaves the Glassy Sea. Nature’s Rhythms in an Era of Displacement,” pp. 71 - 86 in Tom Mels, ed., Rhythms of Nature, Place and Landscape (Hants, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2004).
- “Of Oaks, Erratic Boulders and Milkmaids. The Poet Imants Ziedonis and Art as Mediator Between Discourses About Rural Landscapes,” pp. 137 - 150 in Hannes Palang, Helen Soovali, Marc Antorp, Gunhild Setten, eds., European Rural Landscapes: Persistence and Change in a Globalising Envrionment (Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishing, 2004).
- “The Reality of Rural Landscape Symbolism in the Formation of Post-Soviet, Post-Modern Latvian Identity,” in Stetten, Gunhild and Semb, Terje, eds., Shaping the Land. Proceedings of the Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape (Trondheim: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 1999), 410-439.
- “God, Thine Earth is Burning: Nature Attitudes in the Latvian Drive for Independence,” in Buttimer, A. and Wallin, L., eds., Nature, Culture, Identity (Dordrecht, Boston, London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999), 175-187. [Reprinted from GeoJournal, Vol. 26:2, 1992].
- Sirenu balsis: Geografija ka cilveciga erudicija. Berklijas ainavu skola (In Latvian: Siren’s Voices: Geography as Humane Erudition. The Berkeley Landscape School). With special essay by Anne Buttimer. (Riga: Apgads Norden, 1998), 204pp..
- -----------------, Second printing with minor revisions (Riga: Apgads “Norden,” AB, 2000)
- "Humanism: Wisdom of the Heart and Mind." in Carville Earle, et.al., eds. Concepts in Human Geography. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1996), 355-381. (invited essay; published in hard cover and paperback).
- "The Emerging Postindustrial Landscape as Exile and Its Possible Consequences for Sense of Place." in Ranah B. Singh, ed., The Spirit and Power of Place: Human Environment and Sacrality. Essays in Honor of Yi-Fu Tuan. (Varanasi, India: The National Geographic Society of India, 1994), 63-74 (invited essay). Note: author never received a copy, but essay is identical to journal essay documented in the next section.
- Special (invited) editor: GeoJournal: Baltic Peoples, Baltic Culture and Europe. Dordrecht, Boston, London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Vol. 33:1 (1994). (Involved travel to the three Baltic states and screening of potential authors).
Refereed Articles and Essays
Selected Earlier Publications of Note:
- “Vel joprojam auga berzu birstalas.” Latvijas ainavas man. (In Latvian: “Birch groves were still growing.” The meaning of Latvian landscapes for me.) Pp.3-8 in Akademiska Dzive, 46, 2009. (Refereed journal).
- “Feeling is Believing, or Landscape as a Way of Being in the World,” Geografiska Annaler (Sweden), (2007),vol.89 B (3), 219—231.
- “Commentary on the Lowenthal Papers: Environment, Humanities, and Landscape,” in Annals of the Association of American Geographers (Dec.2003).
- “The Case of the Missing Sublime in Latvian Aesthetics and Ethics,” in Ethics, Place and Environment (U.K.), 2001, 4:3, (2001) 235-246.
- “The Reality of Rural landscape Symbolism in the Formation of Post-Soviet, Post-Modern Latvian Identity,” in Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. Norwegian Journal of Geography, 53: 2-3, (2000),121-138
- I. Mezs, E. V. Bunkse, K. Rasa. "The Ethno-demographic Status of the Baltic States," in GeoJournal, Vol. 33-1, (1994), 9-26.
- "Introduction:The Place of Baltic Peoples on the World Stage," in GeoJournal, Vol. 33-1 (1994), 1-5.
- “The Emerging Postindustrial Landscape as Exile and Its Possible Consequences for Sense of Place,” in The National Geographic Journal of India, vol. 40 (1994), pp. ? (invited essay).
- "God, Thine Earth is Burning: Nature Attitudes and the Latvian Drive for Independence," GeoJournal: History of Geographical Thought, A. Buttimer, ed., (Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht, Boston, London) Vol. 26:2 (1992), 203-209 (invited essay).
- "Landscape Symbolism in the Latvian Drive for Independence," Geografiska Notiser (Sweden), Vol. 4 (1990), cover illustration and 170-178 (invited essay).
- "Commentary on Michael Pacione's 'Urban Liveability: A Review,'" Urban Geography, Vol. 1, (1990), 36-41 (invited essay).
- "A New Look at Luminist Landscapes of F. E. Church," Landscape, Vol. 30:3 (1990) 20-28.
- "Saint-Exupery's Geography Lesson: Art and Science in the Creation and Cultivation of Landscape Values," Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 80:1, (1990), 96-108.
1986 "Lost Homelands": Ivan Doig, This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind (New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978); Siegfried Lenz, The Heritage (New York: Hill and Wang, 1981), Review Essay, Landscape, Vol. 29:1 , 19-2
1979 "Latvian Folkloristics," Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 92:364, 196 214.
1978 "Commoner Attitudes Toward Landscape and Nature," Annals of the Association ofAmericanGeographers, 68:4, 551-566. (Includes women's attitudes and how to access them through folklore.)
1975 "Urban Pleasure Gardens and the Spirit of the Times," The Longwood Program Seminars, Longwood Gardens, Pa., 7, 10-13.
2002 BBC Film for TV (presenter, with Sir David Attenborough & others), Great Natural Travellers: An Audience With Alexander von Humboldt”(BBC 1, London, one hour).TV and Radio Productions, Interviews for Latvian Broadcasts, Riga, Latvia (in Latvian):
Teaching Repertoire Since 1980:
University of Delaware, Department of Geography
Fall 2011: three hour seminar for doctoral candidates in Cultural Studies, University of Latvia
January 23-27, 2012: Winter School:” Gaze and Glance: Ways of Seeing Culture,” Tallinn University (Estonia) , GRADUATE SCHOOL OF CULTURE STUDIES AND ARTS AND THE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN CULTURAL THEORY
(member of an international faculty from U. of Chicago, Toronto, Universities of London, Queens, Manchester, Dortmund, and Scandinavian ones). Students from as far as Australia, the States).
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