This discussion will explore the ways literature moves an issue such as global warming from the isolated realm of scientific discourse into the broader cultural imagination. Featuring ecologist Bill McKibben, author of numerous books, including Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future; Daniel Hillel, a researcher at Columbia University’s Center for Climate Systems Research, and the author of many books, including The Natural History of the Bible; poet Susan Howe, whose most recent collection of poetry is Souls of the Labadie Tract; and Eliot Weinberger, author of An Elemental Thing.. Moderated by Joan Richardson, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, The Graduate Center, CUNY.
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Added by Center for the Humanities on March 11, 2008