“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

Friday, August 24, 2012

On Entering the Anthropocene (MP3)

This was my talk and Q&A at the Environmental Humanities symposium at UNSW yesterday. Thanks so much to Thom Dooreen and Deborah Rose for being so awesome.

1 comment:

cameron.keys said...

When I studied Sophocles in college in 2001, my professor pointed out how weird the Oedipus story was. He wrote the letters WYRD on the board and said that the word weird comes from the this Old English word WYRD, which is the word for fate. "Fate is pretty weird" said Dr. Schneider.

Have you taken account of this etymology of weirdness?