Environmental Humanities Colloquium: “On Black Breath”

Kimberly Bain, an assistant professor of English language and literatures at the University of British Columbia, will present “On Black Breath” via Zoom — click here to join.

Bain will locate breathing within the histories, theories and philosophies of Blackness and anti-Black racial capitalism in the United States. She will discuss how we can attend to the ways breathlessness has been a defining factor of Blackness, not just in moments of spectacular death, but in the everyday lived experience of Black people. And how we can do so without reducing the lives of George Floyd, Eric Garner and the many named and unnamed Black persons to their moment of death as they gasped “I Can’t Breathe.”

Bain is the second speaker in the fall 2021 Environmental Humanities and Social Transformation Colloquium sponsored by the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI).


Additional dates and speakers in this series are below.

September 22

Meditations from the Shoal
Tiffany King, Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality, University of Virginia

November 17

Another Sky: Dreams of Ecological Futures For Dismantling the Anthropocene
Felipe Milanez, Assistant Professor of Humanities, Arts and Sciences Professor Milton Santos and the Multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Culture and Society, Federal University of Bahia (Brazil)

 

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Environmental Humanities Colloquium: “On Black Breath”

Event Date

Wed, Oct 6, 2021 ・ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Location

Online via Zoom

Kimberly Bain, an assistant professor of English language and literatures at the University of British Columbia, will present “On Black Breath” via Zoom — click here to join.

Bain will locate breathing within the histories, theories and philosophies of Blackness and anti-Black racial capitalism in the United States. She will discuss how we can attend to the ways breathlessness has been a defining factor of Blackness, not just in moments of spectacular death, but in the everyday lived experience of Black people. And how we can do so without reducing the lives of George Floyd, Eric Garner and the many named and unnamed Black persons to their moment of death as they gasped “I Can’t Breathe.”

Bain is the second speaker in the fall 2021 Environmental Humanities and Social Transformation Colloquium sponsored by the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI).


Additional dates and speakers in this series are below.

September 22

Meditations from the Shoal
Tiffany King, Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality, University of Virginia

November 17

Another Sky: Dreams of Ecological Futures For Dismantling the Anthropocene
Felipe Milanez, Assistant Professor of Humanities, Arts and Sciences Professor Milton Santos and the Multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Culture and Society, Federal University of Bahia (Brazil)