Monday, September 23, 2019,
Room 100, Lovejoy Building

How do we become attached to places, things, and other beings? How might aesthetic objects participate in the formation of attachments between humans and nonhumans, culture, and energy? In this talk, Tommy Davis, associate professor of English at Ohio State University, will address the making and unmaking of attachment in the Anthropocene. He’ll take up artworks from two events—the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the Dakota Access Pipeline protests—that seek to cultivate attachments to site-specific environmental crises across geographic and temporal scales. Sponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Contact: Megan Fossa,, 207-859-4165

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