December 2, 2021

It’s the End of World as We Know It (and the Hero Survives): Robert Geal and the Psychoanalysis of Disaster Cinema

McIntyre Amy

This month, we’re joined by Robert Geal, lecturer at University of Wolverhampton, UK to discuss his recent book Ecological Film Theory and Psychoanalysis: Surviving the Environmental Apocalypse. We discuss the role that disaster cinema has on our psychological relationship to the environment, environmental disaster, and society’s (in)action towards climate change.

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Twitter: @RobertGeal

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Special Issue of RCEI (Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses)

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The Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (RCEI) seeks submissions for a special issue entitled “Toxic Tales: Narratives of Waste in Post-Industrial North America,” guest-edited by Begoña Simal-González (University of A Coruña), Sara Villamarín-Freire (University of A Coruña), and Elsa del Campo Ramírez (Nebrija University), to be published in spring 2023.

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