In just under two weeks, on 24 Feb, I’ll be at the Universite de Lausanne in Switzerland, leading a one-day workshop for the English department of CUSO (Conference Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale) under the title of my latest scholarly mantra: Pluralize the Anthropocene! I’m looking forward to talking about how Anthropocene discourses are engaging with literary and cultural studies. There will be a morning workshop, several presentations by graduate students, and I’ll do a late afternoon talk on “Eco-Poetics in the Anthropocene.”
Before the workshop, I’ll circulate to the registered participants a little bit of my recent writing on the topic, including my chapter “Enter Anthropocene, circa 1610” in Tobias Menely and Jesse Oak Taylor’s new collection, Anthropocene Reading. Beyond that, to make things easy, I’m also circulating some of my open-source web writing. Follow along at home if you’d like!
Topic 1: Error and Anachronism
The Two Anachronisms (Glasgow Review 2017)
Optional: Error: Stabs at an Ecological Dynamic (Arcade 2015)
Topic 2: Toxicity
Motion Sickness (Arcade 2017)
Topic 3: Anthropocene Plurality
The Neologismcene (Arcade 2017)
Optional: Sailing without Ahab (Glasgow Review 2017)
Further reading for enthusiasts would include the rest of Anthropocene Reading, the latest volume by Stacy Alaimo, Exposed, Jeffrey Cohen and Lowell Duckert’s new collection, Veer Ecology, and many other excellent things.