How does literature, from the stunning poetry of Audre Lorde to recent developments in climate fiction, help us grapple with the multivalent and difficult questions we face as a society? How can we use narratives, both in fiction and non-fiction, to shape conversations in times of change and crisis? In this panel, we ask how reading and writing poetry and prose can constitue an act of resistance and resilience in the face of racism, inequality, and environmental decline. We invite poets, scholars, and editors to share space and dialogue in this important conversation.
“Literature as Resistance: Writing and Reading Race and the Environment
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 4:00pm
We are excited to welcome the following panel of writers, critics, editors and scholars:
Rosebud Ben-Oni, poet, author of 20 Atomic Sonnets and If This is the Age We End Discovery
Susan Harris, Editorial Director of Words Without Borders
Anna Henchman, Associate Professor of English at Boston University
Canisia Lubrin, poet, author of Voodoo Hypothesis and The Dyzgraphxst
Moderated by Heather Houser, Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin
Please register for this panel (to receive the Zoom link) at: bit.ly/literatureresistance.