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A Conversation with Roy Scranton: "We're Doomed. Now What?"

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 us for a conversation with 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 Heart 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 W.E.B. Du Bois 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; and the Smith College Poetry Center and Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability.