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Durham University

Research

Interdisciplinary Events

interdisciplinary events

Ecologies reading group

Tuesday, 4 December 2018
10:00 to 12:00
A56, Elvet Riverside

Meeting for the Ecologies reading group

The reading group will meet on Tuesday, 4 December at 10am in A56, Elvet Riverside. The readings are: Timothy Morton, 'Ecology without the Present', Sitegeist 7 (2012): 7-20, and Gregory Gerrard, 'How Queer is Green', Sitegeist 7 (2012), 45-72. As space is limited, please email cce.admin (at) durham.ac.uk to reserve a place and request the reading. For further information about the reading group contact caitriona.nidhuill (at) durham.ac.uk.

The Centre for Cultural Ecologies Reading Group

Thursday, 31 January 2019
09:30 to 11:30
Barbara Jackson
A56, Elvet Riverside

The reading group for the Centre for Cultural Ecologies. This session, we will discuss Bruno Latour's Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime (Polity 2018).

The Centre for Cultural Ecologies reading group will meet on Thursday, 31 January 2019 at 9.30am in A56, Elvet Riverside. The reading is: Bruno Latour, Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime (Polity 2018).As space is limited, please email cce.admin (at) durham.ac.uk to reserve a place and request access to the reading. For further information about the reading group contact caitriona.nidhuill (at) durham.ac.uk. For further information on the Centre for Cultural Ecologies see our website.

Postgrowth Imaginaries

Tuesday, 5 February 2019
16:00 to 18:00
Dr Luis I. PrĂ¡danos
A56, Elvet Riverside

A book presentation of Postgrowth Imaginaries: New Ecologies and Counterhegemonic Culture in Post-2008 Spain by Dr Luis I. Prádanos (Miami University).

Please join us for the presentation of Postgrowth Imaginaries: New Ecologies and Counterhegemonic Culture in Post-2008 Spain (Liverpool University Press, 2018) by Dr. Luis I. Prádanos, Associate Professor of Contemporary Spanish Culture (Miami University).

This exciting talk will incorporate some of the key ideas behind the concept of “postgrowth imaginaries” and their significance for the Environmental Humanities today.

Dr. Prádanos is a leading figure in ecocriticism and energy humanities. In 2017, he edited a special section on “Contemporary Iberian Ecocriticism and New Materialisms” (Letras Hispanas Journal) and co-edited a special number on “South Atlantic Ecocriticism” (Ecozon@ Journal). His new book is a stimulating exploration of the dominant imaginary of growth and its alternatives.

Poster for the event

'Candid Little Hunters': Narrative Futures for the 'End-Game'

Thursday, 14 February 2019
16:00 to 18:00
Emily Spiers (Lancaster; invited by the Centre for Cultural Ecologies)
ER146, Elvet Riverside 1
cce.admin@durham.ac.uk

Centre for Cultural Ecologies / Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities / School of Modern Languages and Cultures present:

‘Candid Little Hunters’: Narrative Futures for the ‘End-Game’. Emily Spiers (Lancaster).

Thursday 14 February, ER146 Elvet Riverside, 4-6 pm

Emily Spiers’ talk will examine recent examples of narrative fiction by women that explore the role of agency in the ‘seamless web of material, spatial and temporal interdependencies that encompasses not just human beings but communities of animals, plants and inorganic matter’ (Adam and Groves, 2007). What new perspectives on the future emerge from encounters with wolves, hawks, and foxes, and from confrontations with death and new life?

Emily Spiers is a Lecturer in Creative Futures at Lancaster University and the author of Pop-Feminist Narratives: The Female Subject Under Neoliberalism (Oxford 2018). Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required. If you would like copies of the readings discussed in the talk in advance, please email cce.admin@durham.ac.uk. For more information please contact caitriona.nidhuill@durham.ac.uk or visit the website.