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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Annual Ringrose Lecture: "Pasolini's Petrolio: fossil fuel, chaotic desire, Anthropocene narratives"

Lecture | September 18 | 5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 142 Nestrick Room


Karen Pinkus, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, Cornell University

Department of Italian Studies, Department of Film & Media, The Program in Critical Theory, The Graduate Film Working Group, Department of English, Department of French, Department of German, Department of Comparative Literature


The talk will attempt a hyper-extended reading of Pasolini's Petrolio as a work--alchemical, novelistic, organicist--that explores the profound ties between fossil fuels and narrative. Written, obviously, before a widespread consciousness of climate change, Petrolio seems to anticipate, to somehow correspond with the chaotic temporality of the Anthropocene much more rigorously than other...   More >

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