Crises: Climate and Critique in the Literature and Arts of the English-Speaking World after 1800
International conference in Paris · November 18 – 20, 2021
University Sorbonne Nouvelle
Our times are marked, perhaps even defined, by crisis: sanitary, economic, social and epistemic crises but also (and perhaps more prominently) ecological and climate crises, which gave rise to the “crisis of the imagination” identified by Lawrence Buell in 1995. Twenty years later, the matter stands unresolved, driving writer Amitav Gosh to declare in 2016: “the climate crisis ...