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"Climate Lyricism" - Workshop with Professor Min Hyoung Song (Boston College)

When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah Peters   (847) 491-3864

Group: Comparative Literary Studies

Category: Academic


Join us for a Comparative Literary Studies Program workshop:

Climate Lyricism
Min Hyoung Song (Professor, English Department, Boston College)

Do you get overwhelmed thinking about climate change? One reason might be because you feel powerless to do anything about it. Certainly, a focus on feeling powerless is very much a part of recent environmental humanities discussions about distributed agency and humannonhuman entanglements. This talk seeks to connect such discussions with the feeling of powerlessness, and offer some thoughts about how contemporary literature can help you to engage in a practice of sustained attention to climate change.

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Min Song is Professor of English and Director of the Asian American Studies Program at Boston College. His 2013 book, The Children of 1965, won the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Prize in Literary Criticism, the Alpha Sigma Nu Award in Literature and Fine Arts, and was named Honorable Mention for the Association for the Study of the Arts in the Present (ASAP) Book Prize. His current book project, Climate Lyricism (due out from Duke University Press in 2022), considers how contemporary poetry and fiction, especially by Black, Native American, Asian American, and Latinx writers, can help readers develop a reading practice that allows them to focus on climate change as an everyday phenomenon.

This event is co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities Environmental Humanities Workshop

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