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Madness as Auguring Extinction


Monday, September 26 at 12:15p.m. in Uris Hall, G-08.

In this SAP Seminar lecture, Naveeda Khan explores how the language of loss and damage allows us to speak of the damage wrought by the social as much as by the environmental, embodied in the figures of the traumatized, the mad or the psychically afflicted.  These figures, explored more specifically on silt islands in Bangladesh, provide a vantage to a consideration of extinction as not only the sudden vanishing of species, as it is represented in extinction studies, but also as modes of self-extinguishing.