POSTED: May 7, 2018
Philosophy | System Dynamics
Clayton Valley, Nevada — CC-BY 2.0 :: Doc Searls / Flickr

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.

Reading Schedule 2017/2018

Wed 13th June – Geoff Mann & Joel Wainwright (2018) Climate Leviathan

. . .

Wed 16th May – Naomi Klein (2014) This Changes Everything

Wed 21st Mar –  Andreas Malm (2018) The Progress of This Storm

Wed 14th Feb – Déborah Kanowski & Eduardo Viveiros de Castro (2016) The Ends of the World
Read Jana Bacevic’s review on our blog: Anthropocene dreams: a review of Danowski and Viveiros de Castro’s The Ends of the World.

Wed 17th Jan – Oliver Morton (2015) The Planet Remade.
Read Nick Taylor’s review on our blogPromethean Planetary Care – review of Oliver Morton’s The Planet Remade

Wed 15th Nov – Amitav Ghosh (2016) The Great Derangement

The reading schedule 2016/2017 — with links to the books and our reviews — can be accessed below.
CC BY-NC 2.0 :: Wolfgang Staudt / Flickr

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

CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 :: Katrina Koger/Flickr

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

CC BY 2.0 :: Shankar S. / Flickr

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

Review by Will Davies: Making all things comrades

CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0 :: Bo Insogna, / Flickr

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

Review by Richard Douglas: A Progressive Anthropocene?

CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 :: NASA /

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

Review by Will Davies: The uncanniness of climate.
CC BY-NC 2.0 :: id-iom / flickr

Wed 14 June
Donna J Haraway, Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene (2016)

No Replies yet

    Leave a reply

    Your email address will not be published.