Climate Change and Novel Experience


WHEN November 9, 2017
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

The novel is one of the less celebrated technologies of the climate change era, yet novel experience (a mode of living in and through the experiments of the novel) offers key strategies for building a politics of life in times of flood, fire, and scarcity. This talk considers several English language novels that treat climate change, some of which are considered climate fiction or "cli fi," as templates for living through the new realities--geologic, economic, social-- of the Anthropocene. Philosophically, the concept of "novel experience" pursues the question of how Humanism persists into an era of catastrophic novelty in the form of fundamental, atmospheric change.

  • Stephanie LeMenager, The Barbara and Carlisle Moore Distinguished Professor in English and American Literature; Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Oregon
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  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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