2020 Program Sessions

775. Energy Modernities

1:45 PM–3:00 PM Jan 12, 2020 (US - Pacific)

WSCC - 606

Session Information

Description: Participants consider the vital new field of energy humanities. Each panelist discusses a specific feature of energy—for example, chemical and biological discoveries in the early twentieth century, how fuel extraction plays into imaginative writing, and environmental destruction as a key to thinking about past and future. This varied energy work creates new contexts for twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, culture, history, and politics.


Thomas Davis, Ohio State U, Columbus

Enda Duffy, U of California, Santa Barbara

Marilyn Reizbaum, Bowdoin C

Michael Rubenstein, Stony Brook U, State U of New York

Paul K. Saint-Amour, U of Pennsylvania


Sarah Cole, Columbia U