Writer Stephanie LeMenager and curator Caitlin Chaisson will address the relationship between narrative and energy through a conversation that touches on LeMenager's research into oil media, and more recently - hot media.
Stephanie LeMenager's work on climate change and the humanities has been featured in The New York Times, ClimateWire, Science Friday, CBC, e-flux architecture, and other public venues. She is Barbara and Carlisle Moore Professor of English and Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon, where she co-directs the Center for Environmental Futures with Professor Marsha Weisiger. Her publications include the books Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century, which defines the Twentieth Century United States as the era of "petromodernity," and Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities, a co-authored collection for teachers interested in bringing climate change into humanities classrooms. Her current book projects include To Speak of Common Places, an oral history of Oregon's public lands, and a meditation on rural American life in the shadow of climate change.
Read some of Stephanie LeMenager's recent writing "Living with Fire (Hot Media)" here: https://www.e-flux.com/architecture/accumulation/212491/living-with-fire-hot-media/