Ecotheories Colloquium: “Feral Atlas: Toward a Collaborative Environmental Humanities”
Anna Tsing, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will present “Feral Atlas: Toward a Collaborative Environmental Humanities” — this lunchtime conversation is free and open to Princeton University faculty, staff and students.
Feral Atlas invites you to explore the ecological worlds created when nonhuman entities become tangled up with human infrastructure projects. Seventy-nine field reports from scientists, humanists, and artists show you how to recognize “feral” ecologies, that is, ecologies that have been encouraged by human-built infrastructures, but which have developed and spread beyond human control. These infrastructural effects, Feral Atlas argues, are the Anthropocene.
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The Ecotheories Colloquium will focus on ecotheories and ecopoetics — the work of scholars for whom ecology becomes a foundation for theories of literature, and for whom literature becomes a foundation for theories of ecology. Ecotheories is the 2022-23 installment of the Contemporary Poetry Colloquium based in the Princeton Department of English and is cosponsored by HMEI, the Environmental Humanities and Social Transformation Colloquium, the Blue Lab, the Bain-Swiggett Poetry Fund, the Effron Center for the Study of America, the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities, and the University Center for Human Values.
Additional dates and speakers in this series are below.
Cary Wolfe, the Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English, Rice University
Ada Smailbegović, Assistant Professor of English, Brown University
Kimberly Bain, Assistant Professor of English Language and Literatures, University of British Columbia
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