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Monday, 29 December

446. Future Ruins: The Temporality of Climate Change

8:30–9:45 a.m., Van Ness, Hilton

A special session

Presiding: David Allen Collings, Bowdoin Coll.

1. “The Aesthetics of Decomposition: Ruin as Renewal in Alan Weisman’s The World without Us,” Michelle Niemann, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

2. “Failing Economies and Tortured Ecologies: Climate Change as Cyclical Calamity in Butler’s Parable Novels,” John Blair Gamber, Coll. of William and Mary

3. “‘If a Protest Falls in the Woods and There’s No One There to Hear It, Does It Make a Sound?’: Writing, Terrorism, and the Environmental Imaginary in A Friend of the Earth,” Price McMurray, Texas Wesleyan Univ.

4. “Ruins as Queer Remainder in Children of Men,” Andrea Fontenot, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

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