Anthropocene Reading Group

Coordinated by Will Davies, Richard Douglas and Nick Taylor, the Anthropocene Reading Group is meeting regularly to discuss some of the latest literature in the field. The reading relates to Goldsmiths’ work with CUSP, but is relevant to those interested in political economy generally, environmental politics and philosophy, and more. It is open to all – academics, non-academics, students – and no registration is required. Meetings take place on Wednesdays at 4pm in the basement seminar room at the Political Economy Research Centre (PERC), 41 Lewisham Way, London, opposite the main Goldsmiths building. For enquiries, please contact Will Davies.

Please note the Anthropocene reading group is done for this academic year. Meetings to start again in September 2017. We’ll publish the schedule 2017/2018 shortly.


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Wed 30 Nov
Jedediah Purdy, After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene (2015).

Review by Richard Douglas: “In the beginning all the world was America

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Wed 11 Jan
Christophe Bonneuil and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History and Us (2016)

Review by Nick Taylor: Against environmental awakening

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Wed 8 Feb
McKenzie Wark, Molecular Red: Theory for the Anthropocene (2015)

Review by Will Davies: Making all things comrades

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Wed 12 April
Ted Nordhaus & Michael Shellenberger (eds), Love Your Monsters: Postenvironmentalism and the Anthropocene (2011)

Review by Richard Douglas: A Progressive Anthropocene?

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Wed 10 May
Timothy Morton, Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (2013)

Review by Will Davies: The uncanniness of climate.
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Wed 14 June
Donna J Haraway, Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene (2016)

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