Conférence du Professeur invité Joshua Schuster
Lundi 7 février 2022 16h- 18h, Maison de la Recherche, salle 2.44 et avec Zoom
Joshua Schuster (University of Western Ontario): “Environmental Humanities in a Time of Existential Risk”
Contact : Sebastien Lefait
This talk will provide some definitions and explications of environmental humanities methods in addressing «existential risks,» the planetary-scale crises facing all life. I discuss the need for a critical reflection on some of the current discourses of existential risk. I also will offer some theses on how to combine existential philosophy with ecological thought.
Joshua Schuster is an associate professor of English at Western University. He is author of The Ecology of Modernism: American Environments and Avant-Garde Poetics (University of Alabama Press, 2015). He has co-written with Derek Woods the forthcoming book Calamity Theory: Three Critiques of Existential Risk (University of Minnesota Press, 2021). Recent essays have appeared in the journals Resilience, Cultural Review Studies, Parrhesia, and in edited volumes on Derrida, Roberto Esposito, and contemporary ecopoetics. He is currently finishing a book on the conceptual and cultural meanings of extinction. He is also in the early stages of a new book project on contemporary ecopoetics and the necessity of developing extreme forms of poetic address.