Theory Underwater: Diving Memoirs, Vampire Squid and Speculative Fiction
Melody Jue, University of California, Santa Barbara
January 13, 2020 · 12:00 pm—1:30 pm EST · 106 McCormick
Princeton Environmental Institute; Department of English
Melody Jue, Assistant Professor of English at the University of California-Santa Barbara, will explore the ocean’s different perceptual conditions — increased pressure, 3D movement, visual opacity, and sound — as a science-fictional space for enhancing environmental humanities scholarship. She will draw on literature, media and her own scuba diving experiences to show how the ocean breaks the terrestrial bias scholars have taken for granted and offers storytelling strategies that can be mobilized by environmental-justice movements.
This event is free and open to the public. Jue is speaking as part of the Spring 2020 seminar series, New Directions in Environmental Humanities — this talk was organized with Princeton’s Department of English.