Denatured Planet, Deranged Worlds: Imagining the Anthropocene
Join distinguished Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh and American writer Roy Scranton in a discussion about climate change and our imaginative failure in the face of global warming. The climate crisis asks us to imagine other forms of human existence, and fiction is the best suited of all cultural forms to help us do this.
Ghosh and Scranton will be joined by Duke faculty member Jedediah Purdy who will ask our distinguished guests whether - now that human and environmental fates are inseparable - environmental politics will become more deeply democratic, or more unequal and inhumane. The event will be moderated by Ranjana Khanna, professor of English at Duke University.