Studying the Novel in Climate Crisis: A Tale of Three Pipelines

Tue February 20th 2024, 5:00pm
Building 460, Margaret Jacks Hall, 426 (Terrace Room)

We are excited to welcome Caroline Levine to campus this February for our annual Ian Watt lecture! We hope many of you will be able to attend her talk, titled “Studying the Novel in Climate Crisis: A Tale of Three Pipelines,” which will be held on February 20th at 5pm in the Terrace Room in Margaret Jacks Hall.

Caroline Levine is the David and Kathleen Ryan Professor of the Humanities at Cornell University. She has written four books, the most recent of which is titled The Activist Humanist: Form and Method in the Climate Crisis. It grows out of the theoretical work in her earlier book Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network, which won the James Russell Lowell Prize from the MLA and was named one of Flavorwire’s “10 Must-Read Academic Books of 2015.”  She is currently the nineteenth-century editor for the Norton Anthology of World Literature and spends much of her free time engaged in climate activism, including the drive to divest the Cornell endowment (successful in 2020).