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Art, Climate, Justice: An Environmental Humanities Seminar with Professor T. J. Demos

We are excited to announce our winter seminar on climate change and the environmental humanities.  Professor T. J. Demos (UCSC) will join us to lead a discussion on the intersections of art, activism, climate change, and environmental justice. The seminar's reading list will focus on new and recent writing by Demos and one selection from Amitav Ghosh’s new work of non-fiction:
Demos, T.J. Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and Environment Today. Berlin: Sternberg Press, (Forthcoming). Print.
  —.“Introduction,” Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2016. Print.
—.“Playful Protesters Use Art to Draw Attention to Inadequacy of Paris Climate Talks.” Truthout. N.p., Dec. 13, 2015. Web. 25 Jan. 2017. Web.
Ghosh, Amitav. “Stories,” The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable. Chicago: U Chicago P, 2016. Print.
As always, please read what interests you and what you have time for.
To aid the discussion, participants are also invited to send in one image, and a short caption or description, which we will compile into a slide deck, and which we will reference throughout the session. Please send images and captions to
Please email for access to the readings. 
More information on the event can be found here



Thursday, February 9, 2017. 06:00 PM


Building 50, Room 51a


This event is supported in part by the Mel Lane Student Grants Program.


This event is free and open to the public.