Cultural History of Climate Change conference at ANU – 27-28 August 2012

PantsMan 31 July 2012 8
Here’s the stonking line-up:
  • Timothy Morton, This Is Not My Beautiful Biosphere
  • Nick Mansfield, Deconstructing the Sovereignty of the Earth: Bataille, Derrida and the Natural Politics of Climate Change
  • Elaine Kelly, Dwelling in the Future
  • Linda Williams, The ‘Little Ice Age’ and the 18th Century European concept of the Sublime
  • Angi Buettner, From Climate Change to Cultural Change: How to Write a Cultural History of the Climate Change Debate
  • Deb Anderson, Life Narratives, Drought and Climate Change
  • Devin Bowles, Holding back Chaos: Climate Change Denial and the Need to Believe
  • Catherine Simpson, Gaia & Ecological thinking in the Age of the Anthropocene
  • Karla McManus, Photographing Nuclear Power in the Evolving Age of Climate Change
  • Helen McDonald, Fred Williams and ‘A Dry Aesthetic’
  • Deborah Jordan, Climate Change Narratives in Australian Fiction
  • Kate Rigby, Unnatural Disasters: Rereading Extreme Weather Events from Jeremiah to Carpentaria
  • Adeline Johns-Putra, Why Care? Reinventing Ecofeminism in a Time of Climate Change
  • Ann McCulloch and Alan Woodruff, Climate Change: ‘The Event’ as Metaphor and Transformation
  • Guy Abrahams and Jodi Newcombe, Changing Climate Culture: What Role for the Arts?
  • Nicole Rogers, Climate Change Litigation and the Awfulness of Lawfulness
  • Christine Black, An Arctic Narrative: Understanding Climate Change History through Lawful Behaviour
  • Tom Bristow, Necessary Impurities and the Geological Sublime: Reading Standpoint in the Literary Anthropocene
  • Tom Ford, The Literary History of Climate Change
  • Chris O’Brien, Rethinking Seasons: Changing Climate, Changing Time
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dungfungus dungfungus 8:41 pm 30 Jul 12

I see no one is presenting a paper titled “The Earth is definitely warming and that it will be minus 5 degrees in Canberra again tonight”

Masquara Masquara 7:44 pm 30 Jul 12

davo101 said :

Masquara said :

Did Helen McDonald interview Fred Williams during his lifetime to inform her paper? I doubt it.

Imagine how small the study of art would become if you had to personally talk to an artist before you were able to make a comment on their work.

I suspect she isn’t just commenting on his work, but let’s see. I suspect a heavy political climate change agenda is being superimposed on poor old climate-change-agnostic Fred, just because he drew in the dry.

PantsMan PantsMan 4:38 pm 30 Jul 12

nobody said :

SnapperJack said :

Can’t wait for ‘Why Care? Reinventing Ecofeminism in a Time of Climate Change’. I think we can say that the climate change brigade has well and truly flipped this time.

THE earth’s land has warmed by 1.5 degrees Celsius in the past 250 years and “humans are almost entirely the cause”, according Richard Muller, a climate sceptic physicist who founded the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project.

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-results-convert-sceptic-let-the-evidence-change-our-minds-20120730-23769.html#ixzz223BNFZG7

If Richard can look at the facts and accept his past denial was mistaken, then can you take an honest look at his findings and also stop living in denial?

I think what you are saying might come under the heading:
“Climate Change: ‘The Event’ as Metaphor and Transformation”

nobody nobody 3:45 pm 30 Jul 12

SnapperJack said :

Can’t wait for ‘Why Care? Reinventing Ecofeminism in a Time of Climate Change’. I think we can say that the climate change brigade has well and truly flipped this time.

THE earth’s land has warmed by 1.5 degrees Celsius in the past 250 years and “humans are almost entirely the cause”, according Richard Muller, a climate sceptic physicist who founded the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project.

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-results-convert-sceptic-let-the-evidence-change-our-minds-20120730-23769.html#ixzz223BNFZG7

If Richard can look at the facts and accept his past denial was mistaken, then can you take an honest look at his findings and also stop living in denial?

davo101 davo101 9:37 am 30 Jul 12

Masquara said :

Did Helen McDonald interview Fred Williams during his lifetime to inform her paper? I doubt it.

Imagine how small the study of art would become if you had to personally talk to an artist before you were able to make a comment on their work.

SnapperJack SnapperJack 8:33 am 30 Jul 12

Can’t wait for ‘Why Care? Reinventing Ecofeminism in a Time of Climate Change’. I think we can say that the climate change brigade has well and truly flipped this time.

Masquara Masquara 7:27 pm 29 Jul 12

Did Helen McDonald interview Fred Williams during his lifetime to inform her paper? I doubt it.

PantsMan PantsMan 6:26 pm 29 Jul 12

I’ll certainly be getting down there for ‘Climate Change: ‘The Event’ as Metaphor and Transformation’ and ‘Climate Change: ‘The Event’ as Metaphor and Transformation’! Not!

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