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Subjunctive Aesthetics: Mexican Cultural Production in the Era of Climate Change

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Olin Library, 107 161 Ho Plaza Ithaca, NY 14853

During the twenty-first century, Mexico has engaged in the incongruous behavior of positioning itself a leader in the fight against climate change while simultaneously escalating its extractions, according to Carolyn Fornoff, assistant professor of Latin American Studies. In a hybrid Chats in the Stacks book talk Fornoff will discuss her new book, Subjunctive Aesthetics: Mexican Cultural Production in the Era of Climate Change (Vanderbilt University Press, 2024) which explores how contemporary Mexican writers, filmmakers, and visual artists have reacted to this contradiction, envisioning alternative ways of being in relation to the environment, not just as it is, but as it could or should be. 

This talk is hosted by Olin Library. Light refreshments will be served.  

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Romance Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies

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Cornell University Library, CUL, Latin American Studies, book talk, olin library, Romance Studies


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Jenny Leijonhufvud


Carolyn Fornoff

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Romance Studies

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