Black Haunts in the Anthropocene
November 21, Monday, 5:30-7pm
Berman Room, Fromm Hall, University of San Francisco
(This Davies Forum event is co-sponsored by Gleeson Library)
Marisa Parham is Director of the Five College Digital Humanities Program and Professor of English (with affiliations in the departments of Black Studies & Film and Media Studies) at Amherst College. Her “Black Haunts in the Anthropocene” digital essay, motivated by a sense that our contemporary consciousness of the anthropocene is in itself a media effect, explores how contemporary cultural, political, and scientific notions of the ‘anthropocene’ cohere with matters of temporality in recent black literature and culture.