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CEH workshop: Speculative Fiction and Ecological Crisis. Views from the Global South

With Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay (University of Oslo), Kenneth Toah Nsah (Aarhus University), Mariana Maia Simoni (Freie Universität Berlin)

2020.01.06 | Georg Fischer

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Date Thu 05 Mar
Time 13:00 16:00
Location Nobelparken, 1485-226

This event is part of an emergent CEH conversation around the role of speculative literature and social fantasy, broadly conceived, in framing and addressing ecological and political challenges. Building on a first workshop in November 2019, which focused primarily on speculative literature and cinema from Northern Europe, this event will shift perspectives from the Global North to the Global South in order to foreground issues of post/colonial histories and politics in speculative approaches to contemporary ecological crises.




1300 - Introduction.


1315 - Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay (University of Oslo). "CoFutures: On the Possibility of Possible Futures."


1350 - Mariana Maia Simoni (Freie Universität Berlin). "On Performativity and Extractivism: Perspectives from below."


1425 - Kenneth Toah Nsah (Aarhus University). "Our Children Will Fight for Climate: Speculative Literature from the Congo Basin."


1500 - Coffee / Snacks / Discussion.


1600 - Finish.

All are welcome to attend. RSVP (ceh@cas.au.dk) before 12pm on Monday, 2 March.