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Environmental Humanities Colloquium: A Woman of Many Masks

Iain McCalman, University of Sydney

November 13, 2019 · 4:30 pm-6:00 pm · 111 East Pyne

Princeton Environmental Institute

Iain McCalman will examine the work of Sheldon, who wrote popular science fiction under the name James Tiptree Jr. for a decade before her identity was revealed. Sheldon was fiercely anti-patriarchal as Tiptree, a big-game hunter and CIA operative who often wrote of women inheriting a decimated planet. McCalman will reframe Sheldon’s work as equally deserving of recognition as a passionate and pioneering oeuvre of science-fiction environmentalism that depicted disastrous climate scenarios long before they became fixtures of public discourse.

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