“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

Thursday, November 29, 2012

ACLA Anthropocene

My student Derek is in it!

Tobias Boes, University of Notre Dame, "The Aesthetics of the Anthropocene: Five Theses"
Calina Ciobanu, Duke University, "Rewriting the Human at the End of the Anthropocene"
Gabriele Duerbeck, University of Vechta, "Ambivalent Characters: Agency and Aesthetics in Anthropocenic Literature (Max Frisch, Iliya Trojanow)"
Noah Heringman, University of Missouri, "Deep Time and the Anthropocene"
Kate Marshall, University of Notre Dame, "Writing the Anthropocene, with Very Large Objects"
Tobias Menely, Miami University, Ohio, "The Aura of Air: Atmospheric Nostalgia in the Anthropocene"
Nicole Merola, Rhode Island School of Design, "Perhaps the Universe is the Memory of Our Mistakes: Materializing the Anthropocene in Jeanette Winterson's 'The Stone Gods'"
James Pulizzi, UC Santa Barbara, "Fractal Realism"
Joshua Schuster, University of Western Ontario, "Extinction, Reductionism, and Precarious Life in the Anthropocene"
Jesse Taylor, University of Maryland - College Park, "The Work of Art in an Age of Anthropogenic Climate Change"
Aarthi Vadde, Duke University, "The Multispecies Novel in a Global Age"
Derek Woods, Rice University, "Scale-Critical Theory for the Anthropocene"

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