Description: Panelists focus on the role of postcolonial literature and media in defining the limits of the human in the face of ecological decline and climate change. What are the points of connection and of tension between postcolonial studies and the environmental humanities on the limits of the human? Can the category of the human be productively reimagined for the project of decolonizing knowledge and being in a time of ecological crisis?
Katherine Hummel, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Juan Meneses, U of North Carolina, Charlotte
Jennifer Wenzel, Columbia U
Laura L. Wright, Western Carolina U
Priscilla Solis Ybarra, U of North Texas
Byron Santangelo, U of Kansas
Cajetan Iheka, Yale U