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Environmental Care and the Infrastructure of Indifference

Professor Michael Warner’s lectures will address the implications of new developments in energy consumption for the original commitments of twentieth-century environmentalism.

Environmental Care and the Infrastructure of Indifference, a Lecture Series by Michael Warner, Seymour H. Knox Professor of English and American Studies at Yale University

Michael Warner will be presenting the Berkeley Tanner Lectures on Human Values from March 20-22, 2018 on the topic of “Environmental Care and the Infrastructure of Indifference.” The first lecture on Tuesday, March 20, is titled “On the Grid,” and the second lecture on Wednesday, March 21, is titled “Infrastructure as Ethics.” Following these two lectures, Warner will join three distinguished commentators on Thursday, March 22, for a seminar and discussion. Each event in the three-day series will be held from 4:10 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the Toll Room of Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus.

Michael Warner received his B.A. from Oral Roberts University in 1979, and two M.A. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1981) and The Johns Hopkins University (1983). In 1986, he received his Ph.D. in English from The Johns Hopkins University. Warner joined the Yale University faculty in 2007 and was named the Seymour H. Knox Professor of English and American Studies in 2008. He has also taught at Northwestern and Rutgers Universities.

A prolific author, Warner has written four books, edited six volumes, and contributed many articles to peer-reviewed academic journals. His first book "The Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America" (1990) established him as a leading expert in early American literature and print history. His renowned 1999 work in queer theory "The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life" argued against adopting the goal of “normalcy,” and more specifically same-sex marriage rights, in gay rights activism. He is currently completing a book on evangelicalism and the public sphere in eighteenth-century America.

March 20-22, 2018

Each event in the three-day series will be held in the Toll Room of Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus.

More Information Here: http://tannerlectures.berkeley.edu/2017-2018-lecture-series/

 


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