“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

San Francisco Talk

A new one, on May 26 at the ALA at the Hyatt Regency in the Embarcadero Center:

Session 21-B America's Postmodern Nature

Organizer: Karen Jacobs, University of Colorado at Boulder

Chair: Allison Carruth, Stanford University
1. “Virtual Nature, Virtual Commons: Kathryn Davis’s Post-propertied Apocalypse,” Karen Jacobs, University of Colorado at Boulder
2. “Waking Up Inside an Object,” Timothy Morton, University of California, Davis
3. ”Reading Early American Space as Postnatural: Reclaiming Space in Thomas Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon,” John Crossley, University of Colorado at Boulder

Respondent: Allison Carruth, Stanford University

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