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TLRH | The End of Travel?

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 4 – 5pm

TLRH | The End of Travel?

A talk by Professor Michael Cronin (TCD) as part of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies Research Seminar Series in association with Trinity Long Room Hub.

The future of travel is central to contemporary debates about pandemics and ‘flight shaming’. The nature and status of travel as an absolute right or unquestionable good are being called into question in the context of globalized infectious diseases and well-publicised evidence pointing to the prohibitive ecological costs of mass air travel. The lecture will explore a number of interpretive frameworks from critical ecology to travel writing and translation studies that might help us to understand and navigate a post-nomadic future.

Michael Cronin, BA (TCD), MA (UCD), PhD (TCD), FTCD, holds the 1776 Chair of French at Trinity College. He taught in the Université of Tours, the École Normale Supérieure (Cachan) and was Director of the Centre for Translation and Textual Studies at Dublin City University. He is an elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy, the Academia Europaea, and he is an Officer in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques. He has published extensively on language, culture, translation and travel writing.

Please register here.

Campus Location: Online
Accessibility: N/A
Room: Online
Event Type: Lectures and Seminars
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but registration is required
Contact Name: Dr Clemens Ruthner
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