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TLRH | SLLCS | The Translational Rift: Declonising the Anthropocene

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 4 – 5pm

TLRH | SLLCS | The Translational Rift: Declonising the Anthropocene

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

The climate emergency is often associated with a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, the product of human-induced changes in the environmental makeup of the planet. However, any notion of geological shift needs to be qualified by political and historical readings which look at distributed agency and power imbalances. In this lecture we will propose the notion of the 'translational rift' as a way of looking at how extractivist regimes depend on particular notions of translation to establish their legitimacy. We will be looking, in particular, at how Caribbean writers and intellectuals have decolonised the notion of the Anthropocene to explore new ways of of engaging with climate justice.

Michael Cronin is 1776 Professor of French in Trinity College Dublin and Director of the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation. His latest work Eco-Travel: Journeying in the Age of the Anthropocene is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

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Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Event Category: Lectures and Seminars
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Contact Name: Dr Clemens Ruthner

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