HMEI Faculty Seminar: “Monster. A Fugue in Fire and Ice”
Anne McClintock, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, will present “Monster. A Fugue in Fire and Ice.” This event will be held online via Zoom webinar — register online in advance to receive a webinar link.
McClintock will engage three of the great crises of our time — climate catastrophe (especially melting ice and rising oceans), global militarization, and mass displacement. Through creative nonfiction and her own photographs, McClintock will explore the question of how we can make scientific data and the planetary upheavals of the Anthropocene more publicly visible and tangible to facilitate more creative strategies for change.
Photographer Jeff Whetstone, professor of visual arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts, will lead a discussion and Q&A after the main presentation.
McClintock is the third speaker in the Fall 2020 HMEI Faculty Seminar Series, which is open to the public. Additional speakers and dates in this series are:
“Eco-Swarāj: Can India Achieve Environmental Self-Rule?”
Meera Subramanian, 2019-20 Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities
“Forever Chemicals No More: Harnessing the Novel Feammox Bacterium for PFAS Defluorination”
Peter Jaffé, the William L. Knapp ’47 Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
“Understanding Species Responses to Climate Change: The Role of Population and Community Ecology”
Jonathan Levine, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology