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Ziegler Lecture: Dr. Jason Groves, “Mineral Imaginaries: Literature for the Anthropocene”
Join us on October 20 at 3 pm for the virtual Ziegler Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Jason Groves of the University of Washington Seattle.

Title: “Mineral Imaginaries: Literature for the Anthropocene”

Abstract: In response to the widespread arguments that the literary arts are inapt to convey or otherwise contend with the spatial and temporal scales of the Anthropocene, this talk embraces their humiliation as a way of figuring the intimate relationship between what pertains to literature and what pertains to the earth in a time of mutual dilapidation. To think through this relationship, I turn to two poems, by Bertolt Brecht and Paul Celan, whose lapidary commemoration of the violence and dispossession associated with the Holocaust also implicates that history and that literature in the broader colonial and imperial histories accounted for in recent articulations of the Anthropocene.

Please be advised that this event will be recorded. Attendees will be muted and have video automatically turned off. If you ask a question or otherwise participate in the session, be aware that your name may be visible on the recording. The telephone dial-in option is not available for this webinar. However, the recording will be made available on www.cenes.ubc.ca and circle.ubc.ca after the live presentation.

Oct 20, 2020 03:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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