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East Asian Studies Center Colloquium: Christine Marran

This talk by Professor Christine Marran addresses the perplexing problem of how to account for cultural difference during an age when serious ecological totalities like global warming encourage us to think at the level of a global commons. Drawing on the work of author-activists Wu Mingyi and Ishimure Michiko, Marran identifies what is at stake in literary discourse that occurs at the scale of the planetary.

Christine L. Marran is professor and chair in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Minnesota. Her current work argues that ecocriticism must find a way to engage culture without making the perpetuation of ethnos and anthropos the endgame of ecopolitics. She has published on environment and culture in a range of venues including Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power, Ecocriticism in Japan, Mechademia, Asia-Pacific Journal and elsewhere.

Friday February 09, 2018 12:00 PM
Friday February 09, 2018 01:30 PM
Global and International Studies Building 2067
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