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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

IAS Fellows' Seminar - The “Anthropocene” concept in environmental literary criticism

17th October 2016, 13:00 to 14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Tim Clark (Durham University, UK)

The seminar will briefly introduce some ways in which the term “Anthropocene” is being taken up in “ecocriticism,” the challenges for literary representation of both the spatial or temporal scale of environmental issues and their increasing complexity. Sometimes trite, sometimes useful, the term raises new questions for a mode of cultural work which aims also to be a form of activism.

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