Postgraduate Research Students

STUDZINSKI Stephanie Ann


Title of Dissertation:
Unearthing Vegetal Intelligence: Biosemiotics and the Re-Enchantment of Nature in the Sentient Worlds of Sheri S. Tepper

Professor David Huddart

As we begin to recognize the Anthropocene epoch, the sentient worlds of Sheri S. Tepper offer insight into the potential for an anti-anthropomorphic paradigm shift by questioning the criteria that define intelligent life and how we recognize and decode biosemiotics while re-enchanting nature, leading toward biocentric egalitarianism and metaphysical holism.

Research Interests
Environmental Humanities, 20th-Century Literature, Speculative Fiction, Gender Studies, Revision in Literature: Alternate Fairy Tales & Alternate Histories, Literature & Film