PHOTOS--Novel and the Anthropocene Symposium

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

On the 19th of October, the Brown and Duke offices of NOVEL hosted a symposium titled Novel and the Anthropocene.

Matthew Taylor (English, UNC, Chapel Hill), Tobias Boes (German, Notre Dame) and Noah Heringman (English, University of Missouri) gave a series of talks on how the question of the anthropocene bears on the form, history, and theory of the novel.

A total of six duke English grad students were on hand to respond to each talk, after which the floor was opened for questions and discussion. The event was well-attended and struck up rich and lively conversations around what it means for the novel, as a form, to think geologically.

NOVEL would like to thank the speakers, respondents, and those in attendance for such an engaging and productive intellectual exchange. 

Here are the photos.