September 3, 2019

Rethinking the “derangement”: Panel for ACLA 2020

Rethinking the “derangement”: Urban Environments, Ecological Crisis, and Contemporary Fiction; proposed panel for The American Comparative Literature Association’s 2020 Annual Meeting

“Let us make no mistake,” writes Amitav Ghosh in The Great Derangement and the Unthinkable, “the climate crisis is also a crisis of culture, and thus of the imagination.” While Ghosh doubts that the novel—especially the realist novel—can rise to the challenge of the current crisis, this seminar invites explorations of instances of the novel’s adaptability– its ability to record and respond to ...