“Fall 2023 Environmental Humanities Symposium”

Event time: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023 - 2:00pm
HQ 134 (320 York Street) See map
Event description: 
The Yale Environmental Humanities Program invites you to the Fall 2023 Environmental Humanities Graduate Symposium, which will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, November 30th, from 2:00-4:30 pm at HQ 134 (320 York Street). The Symposium will provide a forum for researchers across the university to share and discuss work related to the environmental humanities, and include a small reception.
2:00 to 2:45 pm | Panel I & Discussion
- Federica Parodi (Italian Studies), ‘Performing Resistance: Turin’s Working-Class Neighborhoods on Stage in Giuliano Scabia’s Teatro nello spazio degli scontri
- Siwei Lu (African Studies), ‘Suspension in a Constructing City: The Urban Landscape in Mati Diop’s Atlantique (2019)’
Faculty Moderator: Dr Oksana Chefranova (Film and Media Studies)
2:45 to 3:30 pm | Panel II & Discussion
- Meenakshi A (History), ‘Stone and Shell: Towards a History of Inconsistency in South Asian Mineral Landscapes’  
- Lydia Tuan (Italian Studies, Film and Media Studies), ‘Scenes of Abandonment: An Atmospheric Aesthetic of the Void in Antonello Faretta’s Montedoro (2010)’
- Faculty Moderator: Dr Luna Nájera (Spanish and Portuguese)
3:30 to 3:40 pm | Tea + Coffee Break
3:40 to 4:05 pm | Lightning Talks
- Zoe Bitnari Lee-Park (Environment), ‘ “I’m fighting back with love”: Grounded Normative Theorizing Towards Environmental Justice and the Liberation of Peoples of Color’  
- Elena Adasheva-Klein (Anthropology), ‘Exploring light and language in Barry Lopez’s “Arctic Dreams” ’ 
- Sandro Paul Heidelbach (German), ‘Fossil Forgeries’ 
- Samara Brock (Environment), Title TBC
4:05 to 4:30 pm | Reception
Yale Environmental Humanities gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the 320 York Humanities Grant Program, the Yale School of the Environment, the Whitney Humanities Center, and The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund.


In case of queries, please contact us at environmentalhumanities@yale.edu.