名家讲坛 第261讲 人文基金讲座第166期
题目：On Literature and Anthropocene
主持人：南京大学外国语学院院长 何 宁 教授
参会方式：ZOOM Meeting ID：646 8223 2794
This talk would present professor’s recent book on Literature and the Anthropocene. The book is the first to critically survey how the Anthropocene is enriching the study of literature and inspiring contemporary poetry and fiction. The book argues for literature’s unique contribution to contemporary environmental thought. It pays attention to literature’s imaginative and narrative resources, and also to its appeal to the emotions and its relation to the material world. The talk would present the main ideas informing the book, and zoom in one particular issue: the way literature and art imagine a future without humans.
Pieter Vermeulen is an associate professor of American and Comparative Literature at the University of Leuven. He is the author of Romanticism After the Holocaust (2010), Contemporary Literature and the End of the Novel: Creature, Affect, Form (2015), and Literature and the Anthropocene (2020), and a co-editor of, most recently, Institutions of World Literature: Writing, Translation, Markets (2015), Memory Unbound: Tracing the Dynamics of Memory Studies (2017), and a double special issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory on contemporary literature and/as archive (2020). His current writing project investigates the relation between the “Americanization” of world literature and the notion of world literary value.