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Environmentalism, Fantasy and Intersectionality: A Comparison Between the US and the EU
November 5, 2020 - November 6, 2020
This conference takes up the question of how fantasy and science fiction are used to address minority issues, specifically as they relate to environmental concerns in the European Union and the US. Scholars will gather from the EU and the US to present and discuss work on female and ethnic minority authors and directors using fantasy to engage with environmental issues, and the impact of human society on environment. Conference panel themes include: “The Anthropocene,” “Afrofuturism,” “Migration and the Environment,” “Dystopias” and “Trash.”
The keynote lecture “Humanization and Belonging: Reproduction, Environment, Futurity” was given by Sherryl Vint, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside. Visit the keynote lecture web event to learn more.
This conference is organized by Priscilla Layne, Associate Professor of German and Adjunct Associate Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies at UNC. The conference events are co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
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