Disruptive Ecologies: African Literature and the Environmental Humanities
Professor Sides will examine some of the ways in which African literatures have interacted with, and even prefigured, trends and turns in ecocriticism specifically and the environmental humanities more broadly. Reading a long history of environmental writing from the continent, this talk will interrogate the ways in which ecological thinking in African literatures has often become conflated with the environmental aftermaths of formal decolonization and the postcolony.
Kirk B. Sides is an Assistant Professor in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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