Saturday, September 12, 2015

Nat Rich to visit some East Coast colleges this semester to chat about the odds against tomorrow as COP21 looms

Cli-fi novelist Nat Rich to visit several East Coast colleges this semester to chat about the odds against tomorrow as  looms in Paris in late November.....

He will be at Vanderbilt University on October 6 speaking at 4pm there

October 6, 2015.  Warren Humanities Center, 4pm. Nat Rich, author of the climate science fiction novel Odds Against Tomorrow, will speak about his work and the emerging genre of “cli-fi.” Additional events for his visit will be announced.

Vanderbilt University Environmental Humanities: This working group brings together faculty and graduate students in the humanities and creative arts, the social sciences, the natural sciences, engineering, and law to study and forge robust interdisciplinary approaches to ecological issues. Through shared readings and research as well as collaborative projects, the group will explore the conjunctions and conflicts between scientific, social, cultural, creative, philosophical, political, and legal understandings of and engagement with the environment. The seminar seeks to foster new models for how humanistic inquiry can shape ecological questions, both inside and outside of the humanities, as well as participate in public discourse about urgent environmental problems.

Meetings this semester are scheduled for Tuesday,  October 6 with guest speaker Nathaniel Rich (novelist speaking on cli-fi literature, of which his novel ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW is a shining example, according to some pundits) at 4:00 p.m. at the Warren Center.

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