Seminar: Environmental Futurity

Country: Canada

City: Toronto

Abstr. due: 30.09.2014

Dates: 30.04.15 — 03.05.15

Area Of Sciences: Ecology; Technical sciences;

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Organizers: NEMLA


What are the histories of environmental discourses of futurity? Who belongs in their worlds? This seminar will interrogate hegemonic modes of environmental futurity and consider alternative or resistant modes in literature and culture. Futurity will be examined in relation to the temporalities and geopolitics of material processes like climate change, and to the temporal structures, narrative modes, and authorizing practices of specific imagined environmental futures, such as buen vivir, the Anthropocene, sustainability, and resilience.

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