Colloquium: Jeff McCarthy

Date(s) - 03/23/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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The Humanities Center will host Jeff McCarthy, Director of Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah, as our Colloquium speaker on Thursday, March 23rd at 3:00 PM in 4010 JFSB. McCarthy will present his current research in this field.

The ocean–the actual physical thing of tides and waves Melville’s Ishmael called “the watery part of the world”–is the primary space in which climate change manifests. Where that watery world overlaps with human lives we get the fiercest impacts of a hotter planet. These are aesthetic invitations to make sense of human futures in an unstable climate. They show us we have accommodated such conditions before, and they give shape to the cultural priority of imagining the new world we will inhabit.

Title: “The Name of This Planet Should be Ocean”

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