Make Waves: Water in Contemporary Literature and Film
Water is a symbol of life, wisdom, fertility, purity, and death. But a strain has been put on our water resources as increased energy demands combined with the effects of climate change to create a treacherous environment. In this program, hear author and Colorado School of Mines Professor Paula Farca discuss current water issues in the era of climate change using a wide variety of recent literature and film. At its core, this lecture demonstrates that water is an immense reservoir of artistic potential and an agent of historical and cultural exchange.
Paula Farca received her PhD and a second MA from Oklahoma State University. Her research focuses on two main areas- contemporary, indigenous, and women’s literature and literature on energy and the environment. Along with numerous articles and book chapters, Paula has published Identity in Place: Contemporary Indigenous Fiction by Women Writers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (2011) and coauthored A Student’s Guide to Nature and Human Values (2010 and 2013). Paula also edited two anthologies: Energy in Literature: Essays on Energy and Its Social and Environmental Implications in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literary Texts (2015) and Speculations: An Anthology for Reading, Writing, and Research (2006). Since 2008, when she joined HASS, she has tried to introduce our future engineers to the joy and intellectual excitement of reading and critical thinking and inspire them to become competent writers.
Location and Pricing
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Free for members; $10 plus online registration fee for non-members
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