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We're Doomed. Now What?
Reading & Conversation with Roy Scranton
We live in a time of alarming and bewildering change--the breakup of the post-1945 global order, a multispecies mass extinction, and the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it. Not one of us is innocent, not one of us is safe. Now what? Join Roy Scranton for an exploration of how to make sense of the planetary catastrophe we're currently living through, and what real hope for a human future might look like.
Roy Scranton is the author of several books, including Learning to Die in the Anthropocene. His latest books are Total Mobilization: World War II and American Literature, and the novel I Oklahoma! He teaches at the University of Notre Dame.
This event is hosted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers, School of Earth & Sustainability, and the Fine Arts Center with gratitude for support from the UMass College of Humanities & Fine Arts, Department of English, Department of Environmental Conservation and the UMass Library’s Sustainability Fund; the Mount Holyoke College English Department and the Miller Worley Center for the Environment; the Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College; the Smith College Poetry Center and Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability; and the Five College Consortium.
This event is part of Philip Glass at UMass: Arts & Sustainability Responding to Life Out of Balance, a weekend of thought-provoking events about the threats we are facing to our natural world and how we can rise to the challenge.