Genres of the Anthropocene

On the Aesthetic Forms of Climate Change

Full schedule below and please see here for participant bios.

Monday, October 23 | HFSC Social Room 

                         9:30 am | Breakfast

9:45 am | Welcome and Opening Remarks: Dana Luciano and Nathan Hensley, Georgetown University

10:00 am – 12 pm | The Function of Lyric at the Present Time

Four 20 minute blocks, mixed between poetry and presentation as determined by presenter  

Christopher Nealon, Johns Hopkins University

Jennifer Chang, George Washington University

Mark McMorris, Georgetown University

Juliana Spahr, Mills College

Respondent: Seth Perlow, Georgetown University

12-1:00 pm | Lunch

1:00-2:30 pm | Scale, Time, Justice

Two 30-minute talks, 30 minutes for discussion

Sonya Posmentier, New York University

Anna Henchman, Boston University

2:30-2:45 pm | Coffee

2:45-4:15 pm | Sense of an Ending

Roundtable: each poet (*) reads one short poem or poetic excerpt (2 minutes max), followed by moderated discussion of the questions raised through the day

Moderator: Nathan Hensley

Christopher Nealon*, Johns Hopkins University

Jennifer Chang*, George Washington University

Mark McMorris*, Georgetown University

Juliana Spahr*, Mills College

Anna Henchman, Boston University

Sonya Posmentier, New York University

4:15-5:00 pm | Reception

7 pm | Dinner for invited guests

Tuesday, October 24 |Lannan Center, NN 408 

9:30-11 am | Form After the Anthropocene

Over brunch, a post-symposium seminar featuring open discussion among participants and select invited guests. Short precirculated reading distributed by N. Hensley in advance.