Materia: David Alan Stentiford and Christian Galdon

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David Alan Stentiford (MTL, Stanford University), Christian Galdón (Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Thu November 17th 2022, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Pigott Hall, Bldg. 260, Rm 252

Literatures of Planetary Thresholds

Building on the yearly theme "narratives of the sociotechnical", materia's next event will focus on literary analysis in the context of changing planetary and ecological conditions. By examining works by Christian Bök, Vivian Abenshushan and Reza Negarestani, Christian Galdón (Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne) will point out the challenges that literature faces when integrating and materializing the ontological turn practiced by other human sciences such as Anthropology. By engaging with near-future storytelling by Tap Pryor (1979), David Stentiford (Stanford University) will present on ocean farming projects in the United States, to discuss how offshore mariculture circulated as an imaginary after World War II. Mads Rosendahl Thomsen (Aarhus University) will respond.

Food and light refreshments will be served. RSVP here.

For more information, contact João Viana at jglviana [at] (jglviana[at]stanford[dot]edu) or Sofia Silvas at silvas [at] (silvas[at]stanford[dot]edu)