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CWC Event: Anthropocene and the Humanities

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Anthropocene (1) (1)

The workshop is aimed at acquainting students with the very new and contentious concept of the “Anthropocene” which looks at the current climate crisis and loss of bio-forms as the successor to the Holocene period, and a consequence of human-driven activity. This will be explored in its theoretical and practical aspects through literary and philosophical texts, which range from the Panchatantra from Indian literature, to Nature poetry to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, and which will engage the students in an exploration of planetary and ecological thinking: in terms of destruction, survival, and co-existence.

The workshop is aimed at acquainting students with the very new and contentious concept of the “Anthropocene” which looks at the current climate crisis and loss of bio-forms as the successor to the Holocene period, and a consequence of human-driven activity. This will be explored in its theoretical and practical aspects through literary and philosophical texts, which range from the Panchatantra from Indian literature, to Nature poetry to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, and which will engage the students in an exploration of planetary and ecological thinking: in terms of destruction, survival, and co-existence.

This will be accompanied by a range of writing exercises that will help students place themselves in this landscape through creative and critical modes.

Dr. Sandhya Devesan NambiarĀ is an academic and author based in India. She is currently Assistant Professor, Department of English, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi. Her work focuses on conceptual history, literature, and post-Kantian continental philosophy.

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Date:
October 8
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm