Panel 6: Art and Poetry
Creek Walking Dialogue: Art and Environmental Activism
Brogan Bunt, Lucas Ihlein, Kim Williams, University of Wollongong
This video captures a collaborative effort to explore the role of art in both local and global environmental issues. Through a creek walk that engages both the environment and community members, the authors hope to assess the efficacy of their project and reinvigorate dialogue of art and environmental issues (more).
As climate changes I order a salad’: contemporary poetry and the strange times of climate change
Sam Solnick, University of Liverpool
To fully understand climate change and its implications requires negotiating different spans and moments of time, something that poetry is particularly well suited to. This talk looks at some of the most interesting ways that contemporary poets have considered the relationships between time, technology and poetic form in an era of climate crisis (more).
Teaching the Anthropocene with Graphic Novels
Laura Perry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
This presentation analyzes the potential graphic novels have to explore ecological questions in the classroom. Through readings of two contemporary texts, the talk will show how graphic novels can encourage readers to notice nonhuman presences within narratives and foster discussions of environmental and temporal phenomena that extend beyond human perspectives
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