For next week we will be reading the following. (Note that I’ve decided to leave aside the DeLanda reading we had discussed at our meeting, and instead to begin working our way through Nigel Clark’s Inhuman Nature.) I’ll upload my notes on this past week’s class meeting shortly.
I’d appreciate if someone could volunteer to introduce the Clark reading! (If anyone would like to do that with Ellsworth/Kruse, please do that as well; but it’s more straightforward.)
1. “Introduction” from Making the Geological Now: Responses to Material Conditions of Contempoporary Life, ed. by Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse (New York: Punctum Books, 2012). Please also poke around on this open-access book’s web page to get a sense of what riches lie within
2. Nigel Clark, Inhuman Nature: Sociable Life on a Dynamic Planet (London: Sage, 2011). Read Introduction and Chapter 1, “The Earth in Physical and Social Thought.” Note: Chapter 1 is available open-access. Print copies of the entire book are available through Amazon, the publisher (Sage), and other online booksellers. Participants in the class can obtain a copy of the book by writing to me.