Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Special Collections Seminar Room
**Please note: In response to concerns over the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), this event will not take place as planned. Stony Brook University continues to closely monitor the guidance provided by the CDC and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).**
In this talk, Jeffrey Santa Ana, Associate Professor in English, will discuss how his current book project conceives a transpacific ecological imagination to envision the Anthropocene and histories of imperialism and colonization in Asian American and Pacific Island cultural works (literature, graphic narrative, and film).
The book shows how these works depict the natural world to remember and assert origins, place, and histories of empire and colonialism amid a global ecological crisis that impels migration and diaspora in regions of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The talk will focus on John Marsden and Shaun Tana’s graphic narrative The Rabbits, and Ruth Ozekiâ’s novel, A Tale for the Time Being to show how race and racialization, when understood through postcolonial ecocritical terms of extinction, biodiversity loss, and forced migration, are intensified in an epoch of the Anthropocene.
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