Research Seminar Series: David Farrier (Edinburgh), “Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils”
3pm - 4pm, Thu, 02 May '19
David Farrier will deliver a talk, "Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils." Farrier is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. His most recent books consider the new reality of the Anthropocene. Anthropocene Poetics: Deep Time, Sacrifice Zones, and Extinction (Minnesota, 2019) is a study of contemporary environmental poetry, and Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils (4th Estate/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020), written for a general readership, explores what traces of present societies will persist in the deep future. He is particularly interested in how literature, including poetry, responds to the challenges of the Anthropocene. Farrier is also the author of Postcolonial Asylum (Liverpool, 2011) and Unsettled Narratives (Routledge, 2007) and has published widely in the fields of ecocriticism and postcolonial studies.