Philosophy Contacts

Deborah Slicer

Deborah Slicer

Professor of Philosophy, Graduate Advisor

Office: LA 155
Fax: (406) 243-4076
Office Hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm

By appointment

Current Position

Professor of Philosophy

Graduate Advisor


Ph.D., University of Virginia; M.F.A., University of Virginia

Research Interests

Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Literature, Ethics

Selected Publications

“Thoreau’s Evanescence,” Philosophy and Literature, 37 (forthcoming).

“Quiet...Please,” Religion and Literature, 40(1) (2008): 59-80.

“Do What the Clouds Do: Charles Wright’s Ambivalent Relationship with Nature and Landscape,” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, 13(2) (2006): 167-168.

The White Calf Kicks (Autumn House Press, 2003). Winner of the 2003 Autumn House Press Poetry Prize, judged by Naomi Nye.

Environmental Bio

Deborah Slicer has a Ph.D. in Philosophy and a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing, both from the University of Virginia. Her interests in the environment and the arts converge in her seminars on Thoreau, environmental narrative, ethical issues related to animals, and environmental aesthetics. She is the recipient of the 2003 Autumn House Prize for Poetry for The White Calf Kicks.  She also guest edited a special issue on environmental narrative for Ethics and the Environment, and her articles have appeared in such journals as Environmental Ethics, Ethics and Agriculture, Religion and Literature, and in several anthologies including Reading the Earth, Ecofeminist Literary Criticism, and Animals and Society: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences.