Arts and Humanities

2021 Sep 16

Storytelling and Climate Change

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

In Literature for a Changing Planet, Martin Puchner, Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature (FAS), brings forth vital lessons drawn from four thousand years of world literature about how we put ourselves on the path of climate change—and how we might change paths before it’s too late. Join Professor Puchner in a VPAL Signature Event conversation on the relationship between storytelling and climate change.... Read more about Storytelling and Climate Change

Kimia Shahi

Kimia Shahi

Environmental Fellow: 2021-2023
PhD, Art History, Princeton University
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California (On Leave)

Kimia Shahi is an art historian whose research explores intersections of visual culture and knowledge-production in relation to geography, empire, and environment in the nineteenth and twentieth-century United States.... Read more about Kimia Shahi

GENED 1168. Tragedy Today

Semester: 

Spring
  • Professor: Naomi Weiss
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: M, W
  • Time: 10:30-11:45AM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 218233
  • Subject Area: General Education

“It’s a sad tale, it’s a tragedy / It’s a sad song…. We’re gonna sing it anyway.” So sings Hermes at the start of Hadestown, the hit broadway show that deals with capitalism, demagoguery, borders, and climate change. Based on the ancient artform of tragedy, this musical provokes its audiences to reflect on very modern...

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GENED 1001. Stories from the End of the World

Semester: 

Fall
  • Professor: Giovanni Bazzana
  • Term: Fall
  • Day: T, Th
  • Time: 9:00-10:15AM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 212765
  • Subject Area: Freshman Seminar

Humans seem to have always imagined the end of their world order. It appears that, without the “sense of an ending,” not only artistic production, but also individual and social lives cannot be made coherent and effective. Fantasizing about the apocalypse is something that many people in the US and almost everywhere else...

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EXPOS 20 251. Expository Writing 20: What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change?

Semester: 

Fall
  • Professor: Eliza Holmes
  • Term: Fall
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 3:00-4:15PM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 116353
  • Subject Area: Freshman Seminar

This class will explore how to write, think, and talk about the complexities of global climate change. We are living in a moment where the reality of massive, human-made global climate change has become unavoidable. In the face of our changing plane--the loss of ordinary seasons, bugs, expected weather, known landmarks--language...

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ITAL 30. Upper-Level Italian: Italiano in Verde: Sustainability Issues in the Italian Classroom

Semester: 

Spring

 

  • Professor: Chiara Trebaiocchi
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: T, Th
  • Time: 10:30-11:45AM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 128266
  • Subject Area: Romance Languages & Literatures

This course revisits structures, refines speaking and writing skills, and advances critical linguistic exchanges through the discussion of environmental, cultural, economic, and social issues of sustainability. Through the interpretation of films, novels, short stories, newspaper...

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*MUSIC 284R. Soundscape Composition and Social Justice

Semester: 

Spring
  • Professor: Yvette Jackson
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 3:00-5:00PM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 000284
  • Subject Area: Music
Soundscape composition emerged in the late 1960s as a practice rooted in acoustic ecology.  Through independent and collaborative sound-making, critical listening and inquiry, we will explore the potential to bring about change in issues related to social justice, food and water rights, and...
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