MIIS: Myth as a Deep Cultural Resource in an Era of Climate Change
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 6:00pm
MIIS and the Hayward Sustainability Speaker Series presents Myth as a Deep Cultural Resource in an Era of Climate Change, a talk by John Elder, Professor Emeritus of Middlebury College, on Tuesday, March 7, 6pm-7:30pm in MIIS's McGowan Building, Room 102.
In this talk, John Elder shares his passion for myth and story by focusing on the myth of Persephone as a way of engaging concretely and emotionally with the seasons, modeling the relevance of writing as a form of activism around contemporary climate challenges.
John Elder is an award-winning professor emeritus at Middlebury College, chairing both the Environmental Studies Program and English Department, and teaching most summers at the Breadloaf School of English. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Yale University and is author of numerous books, articles, and anthologies, including his recent multi-media project called Picking Up the Flute.