ICC Video (2017-18)
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Jorge Volpi, Pedro Ángel Palou, Eloy Urroz, “Daring or Collusion? The Responsibilities of Literature in the Late Anthropocene”
A wide-ranging conversation with three of the leading literary figures of modern Mexico. Jorge Volpi, Pedro Ángel Palou, and Eloy Urroz will discuss the role of the literary imagination and the responsibilities of the writer in an age of economic, political, and ecological crises.
“Daring or Collusion? The Responsibilities of Literature in the Late Anthropocene” (February 23, 2018)
“Corruption is seen in Mexico right now as our main problem … and corruption has to do with a lot of things, but it also includes the environment and nature and climate change.” — Jorge Volpi
Franz Mauelshagen, “Science & the Evolution of Planetary Politics: A Political Epistemology for the Anthropocene”
Environmental historian Helmuth Franz Mauelshagen’s talk on the transformative power of scientific knowledge in the Anthropocene and its place in the context of planetary politics. UF Professor of the History of Science Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis responds.
“Increasingly, the Anthropocene is creating disorder in traditional ways of thinking about nature and society as ontologically distinct entities, which they are obviously not, which used to establish and maintain equally distinct realms of scientific knowledge.” — Franz Mauelshagen
Helmuth Trischler, “The Anthropocene: Rethinking Environment & Society, Disciplines & Time”
Historian of Technology Helmuth Trischler’s talk on controversies surrounding the concept of the Anthropocene and its inextricably linked dual careers as a geological and a cultural term. UF Professor of Religion, Nature and Environmental Ethics Bron Taylor responds.
“The Anthropocene: Rethinking Environment and Society, Disciplines and Time” (October 23, 2017)
“The Anthropocene allows for a blurring of the boundaries and a bringing together of different sub-systems of society.” — Helmuth Trischler