Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 6:00pm
As we continue to navigate the rapidly changing natural and built environments we inhabit, and their intersections and interrelations with human communities, we turn to the humanities to interpret these shifting landscapes. Humanities scholars have an opportunity to reshape how we think about environmental problems and “the environment” itself. In order to foster this work, Literature, Arts and the Environment (LAE) Colloquium and the Yale Environmental Humanities Program are sponsoring an Environmental Humanities Working Group. This working group hopes to provide an interdisciplinary space in which graduate students and faculty may discuss works-in-progress that engage with environmental questions and themes.
This session will feature a work-in-progress by Abigail Fields (Yale Department of French), titled “The Earth of the Wretched: Decolonizing the Pastoral in the work of Yamina Mechakra.” Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be on the EH working group mailing list (if you are not already included on the list) and to receive Zoom links for our meetings. Please note: This is a change from the original program for this week.
***This working group is open to Yale affiliates only. We welcome all members of the Yale community, including faculty, staff, fellows and associates, and students.***