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ICSLAC Talks: Nathan Hensley, After it Almost Unmade
October 13, 2017 at 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
|Location:||1811 Dunton Tower|
The Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis and The Production of Literature Series presents:
Nathan Hensley, Georgetown University, “After it Almost Unmade”
All are welcome!
At a moment when the capacity for consequential action feels diminished—diused into ethers of climatalogical systems or tangled in webs of attenuation, restriction, and foreclosure by state and corporate systems—the problem of agency arises once again. This talk draws on ecological theory and archival research to sketch the dilemma of action now. Reading poetry about wreckage by Gerard Manley Hopkins and fragile, fragmentary verse-objects by Emily Brontë , it aims to show how literary performance might help us imagine possibility in a damaged present.