CIMS Public Lecture: Prof Stef Craps (University of Ghent), 'Transformations of Trauma in the Age of Climate Change'
Cultural Identity and Memory Studies Institute Public Lecture:
Prof Stef Craps is a professor of English literature at Ghent University, Belgium, where he directs the Cultural Memory Studies Initiative. His research interests lie in twentieth-century and contemporary literature and culture, memory and trauma studies, postcolonial theory, and ecocriticism and environmental humanities.
This talk is the product of his latest research, which focuses on how contemporary literature and culture more generally grapple with the aesthetic, ethical, and existential challenges associated with climate change and the Anthropocene, the proposed new geological epoch defined by human impact of which global warming is the most salient manifestation.