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Literature and Climate Change

Literature and Climate Change

In a world on the brink of environmental catastrophe, we’ve come to realise that humankind is not superior to nature, but intimately bound up with it. In his new book, Contaminations: Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science, and Film, Michael Mack shows how the division between man and nature is just one of many false separations that influence the way we think. In this podcast, Michael explains more about his philosophy, the role that literature plays in it, and how the concept of contaminated thought may help us to conceptualise climate change in particular. For more information see http://readdurhamenglish.wordpress.com

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