Signs of the Anthropocene: a vague poetics (part of the KCL Anthropocene Legacies seminar series)

Clara de Massol Discussion

You are warmly invited to the last online seminar of the King's College London 'Anthropocene Legacies' seminar series. 

16 JUNE 2023 15:00-16:30 (GMT) - ONLINE

This seminar welcomes Dr Lara Choksey and surveys how aesthetics of the Anthropocene are compelled into alliances with philosophical ruminations on what comes next. This talk thinks through the relationship between philosophy and poetics in different calibrations of humanism after ecological disaster, from diasporic poetry to cannibal fictions. 

Registration if free and you can sign up here

Lara Choksey is Lecturer in Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures at University College London, and the author of Narrative in the Age of the Genome (Bloomsbury 2021).

The seminar series Anthropocene Legacies: A Global Dialogues inaugurates King's College London's new Global Cultures Institute. The online series examines the multidirectional and deep historical global legacies of what is commonly known as the Anthropocene. It brings together scholars, writers and artists who work at the crossroads of environmental humanities, postcolonial and literary theory, memory studies, and political, geological and cultural history. At the series’ nexus is an exploration into the legacies of the Anthropocene as well as an interrogation of the intimately connected histories of colonialism, capitalism and environmental injustice. In short, the seminar series 'Anthropocene Legacies' seeks to challenge the so-called neutrality of the Anthropocene to reflect on its epistemological and material heritage. It spans and reaches from the global to the local and vice versa by engaging with interdisciplinary ‘real-world contexts’ research.

The seminar series is convened by Dr Clara de Massol. Any question, please email