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Lydia Millet | Environmental Science and the Post-Apocalyptic Novel

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Rainey Auditorium

Penn Museum

3260 South Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Cosponsored by the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities and the Department of English.

The prolific, unpredictable, award-winning novelist Lydia Millet manages also to lead a professional life as a conservationist at the Center for Biological Diversity. For the Forum on Afterlives, Millet will read from her latest work and discuss her unusual double role as scientist and novelist. In our era of ever more destructive climate change, are the themes of apocalypse and extinction migrating from science fiction into realism? How does Millet make room in her novels for so much humor and whimsy alongside their political and environmental horrors?

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More information about this event is on our website: https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/events/environmental-science-and-post-apocalyptic-novel

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