All are welcome to join us for this exciting panel on the role literature and culture can play in addressing the climate crisis
Short talks from three guest speakers will be followed by time for questions and discussion. Refreshments will be provided, and the session is free to attend.
Matthew Whittle: "Climate migration and the dystopian imaginary"
Matthew Whittle is a Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature at the University of Kent.
His forthcoming book, Global Literature and the Environment: Twenty First Century Perspectives (Routledge, co-authored with Jade Munslow Ong), examines how the ecological despoiling of land, water, air and life are underpinned by a history of capitalist-imperial relations.
Jade Munslow Ong: "Petropoetry in the Niger Delta"
Jade Munslow Ong is Reader in English Literature at the University of Salford.
She is PI on the AHRC-funded project South African Modernism, 1880-2020 and is co-writing Global Literature and the Environment: Twenty First Century Perspectives (Routledge, due 2023) with Matthew Whittle.
Paula Serafini: “Art and cultural practices in movements against extractivism”
Paula Serafini is a Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries at Queen Mary University of London.
She situates her research in the field of cultural politics, and her main interests include art activism, cultural labour and policy, environmental and social justice movements, alternatives to development, the political ecology of cultural production and the cultural politics of extraction.
She is the author of Performance Action: The Politics of Art Activism (Routledge 2018) and Creating Worlds Otherwise: Art, Collective Action, and (Post) Extractivism (VUP 2022).
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