Bad Environmentalism and Beyond

The Anthropocene Group presents "Bad Environmentalism and Beyond" with Nicole Seymour (California State University, Fullerton).

The Anthropocene Group and the Leslie Center for the Humanities invite you to Nicole Seymour's lecture "Bad Environmentalism and Beyond". Thursday, May 5th 4:30-6:00 PM in Haldeman 041.

Dr. Seymour (Associate Professor of English at California State University, Fullerton) will begin her lecture by outlining the contributions of her most recent book, Bad Environmentalism: Irony and Irreverence in the Ecological Age (University of Minnesota Press, 2018), which was listed among the "Best Nature Writing of 2018" by the Chicago Review of Books. Bad Environmentalism highlights a dissident tradition of culturemakers deploying humorous, playful approaches such as drag and camp to address environmental problems—thereby sidestepping "doomsday fatigue" and other stagnating emotions. Seymour will offer Hannes Lang's 2011 film Peak (to be screened in the Hopkins Center the night before, Wednesday May 4th, at 8:30pm) as a case study of "bad environmentalism." She will conclude by discussing her more recent projects that build on this prior work, including a forthcoming short book on glitter and a critique of white humor in climate-change fiction.

This event is now also available to access through Zoom. Please find the link to join the webinar below.

When: May 5, 2022 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: "Bad Environmentalism and Beyond" with Nicole Seymour

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Please contact to get a copy of Prof. Seymour's book Bad Environmentalism. Irony and Irreverence in the Ecological Age (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2018).