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"Posthuman Subjects and Distributed Environmental Politics in Speculative Ecofiction"

Lecture by Dr. Andrew Rose, Assistant Professor of English

Emerging posthuman conceptions of subjectivity and agency raise fundamental questions with particular significance for contemporary climate change environmentalism. Working at the intersection of environmental humanities and eco-political theory, the presentation explores the ways social movement organizing might effectively operate within the context of distributed, or post-anthropocentric agency. Speculative ecofiction provides a window into a type of distributed environmental politics that does not yet exist, conjuring an environmental actor whom we cannot necessarily study empirically, because she is currently only a prospect, or potential, of our imagination.

Tuesday, October 19 at 12:30pm to 1:15pm

McMurran Hall, 101

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