Almanac for the Beyond talk and book presentation
English Department Colloquium
Sep 12, 3-4.30 PM in KUY 402, English Department, UHM.
As the kia’i (protectors) of Mauna Kea continue on, we need more honest conversations at UHM about the histories, practices, and purposes of science. When does it enable relationship, connection, and sustainment? When and how does it become extractive and otherwise instrumentalized?
Associate Professor of Art History Jaimey Hamilton Faris and BFA alumna Marika Emi will introduce these questions along with The Almanac for the Beyond, an edited volume of experimental eco-criticism published by Tropic Editions in 2019. A twist on the almanac tradition, this collection of essays, graphs, poems, art works, miscellaneous references, and more critiques the limits of the extractive and petroculture imagination and builds capacity to perceive and attend to contemporary environmental and societal change.