Online Talk#6:"Mapping the Planetary"


27 Nov. 2021, 11-12 AM JST

SHIMIZU Miki, PhD student, Literature and Environment, Aoyama Gakuin University


In the past few years, the perspective of the planetary has been increasingly emphasized in literary studies against the backdrop of the serious climate change. Since the Anthropocene became the greatest concern, the planetary has been recognized as an essential framework of thinking of the environment and human societies. In this talk, I will map the various ideas of the planetary, from one which Gayatri Spivak first introduced to those developed by critics such as Wai Chee Dimock, Ursula Heise, Dipesh Chakrabarty, and Bruno Latour. I will also examine how the literature contribute to the development of the planetary by introducing the latest studies.

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