CENES Symposium on Extinction 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019
Buchanan Tower 997


9:00 am: Welcome/Coffee

9:20-9:30 am: Opening Remarks

9:30-10:30 am: Alice Christensen (CENES/UBC): Time to Extinction (Stifter, Eliot, Galten)

10:30-11:30 am: Katia Bowers (CENES/UBC): Across Geological Time and Space: Confronting the Anthropocene in Vladimir Obruchev’s Hollow Earth

11:30-12:30 pm: Alec Brookes (Memorial Univ.): Waves of Extinction in Varlam Shalamov’s Plantationocene


1:30-2:30 pm: Matthew Hamm (Asian Studies/UBC): Sages of Life and Death: Anthropogenic Influence and Extinction in Early Chinese Thought

2:30-3:30 pm: Geoffrey Winthrop-Young (CENES/UBC): An Exceptional Time for Hitler’s Cows: Species De-Extinction and Racial Rewilding in the Third Reich

3:30-4:30 pm: Mark Turin (Anthropology/UBC): Resisting Extinction: Language Revitalization is Not a Metaphor