"The Universe is Imaginative": An Interview with David Robertson

"The Universe is Imaginative": An Interview with David Robertson “Th e Universe is Imaginative” An Interview with David Robertson Helena Feder Fig. 1. David Robertson at University of California’s Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve. © 2015 Helena Feder. I recently had the good fortune to sit down with David Robert- son and discuss his work as an artist, scholar, and one of the fi rst to teach literature with an emphasis on bioregion, and the enduring questions and complexities of nature- culture. Robertson earned PhDs from the University of California at Ir- vine (English, 1972) and Yale University (Biblical Studies, 1966). He joined the faculty of the University of California at Davis in 1971 and served as Department Chair from 2003– 06. Robertson has pub- lished several books of images and text (Black Holes, Bypass Press, 1980; Real Matter, University of Utah Press, 1997; Narrow Way to Nearby, Boise State Press, 2000) and numerous articles, some cre- ative, others a hybrid of scholarly and creative work. Robertson has participated in many two- person and group exhibitions, and thus far has had over a dozen solo exhibits at various galleries, including the Ansel Adams Gallery at Yosemite National Park, the ARC Gal- lery in Chicago, the Galleria at the University http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Western American Literature The Western Literature Association

"The Universe is Imaginative": An Interview with David Robertson

Western American Literature, Volume 52 (3) – Nov 30, 2017

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“Th e Universe is Imaginative” An Interview with David Robertson Helena Feder Fig. 1. David Robertson at University of California’s Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve. © 2015 Helena Feder. I recently had the good fortune to sit down with David Robert- son and discuss his work as an artist, scholar, and one of the fi rst to teach literature with an emphasis on bioregion, and the enduring questions and complexities of nature- culture. Robertson earned PhDs from the University of California at Ir- vine (English, 1972) and Yale University (Biblical Studies, 1966). He joined the faculty of the University of California at Davis in 1971 and served as Department Chair from 2003– 06. Robertson has pub- lished several books of images and text (Black Holes, Bypass Press, 1980; Real Matter, University of Utah Press, 1997; Narrow Way to Nearby, Boise State Press, 2000) and numerous articles, some cre- ative, others a hybrid of scholarly and creative work. Robertson has participated in many two- person and group exhibitions, and thus far has had over a dozen solo exhibits at various galleries, including the Ansel Adams Gallery at Yosemite National Park, the ARC Gal- lery in Chicago, the Galleria at the University

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