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RSVP Collaborative Learning/Troubleshooting workshop: Jiwon Min (Delaware), "The Making and Unmaking of Krakatau: Reading Nineteenth Century Periodicals, the Volcano and Climate Change”
Join us RSVP-Digital Event’s "Collaborative Learning-Troubleshooting" workshop with Jiwon Min on "The Making and Unmaking of Krakatau: Reading Nineteenth Century Periodicals and Climate Change on Fri April 7 at 8a PST/11a EST/4p GMT. Jiwon will share international media coverage (newspapers and periodicals that relied on telegraphs and new underwater cables), weather observations and maps (that deployed a range of illustrative technologies), and other accounts in the periodical press. The Krakatau eruption and these reports fueled scientific investigations, as well as the literary imagination (Alfred Tennyson, Gerald Manley Hopkins, and M.P Shiel) and art (Frederick Edwin Church and William Ascroft). Jiwon is seeking to bring these materials together in a consideration of the role of the press in producing global ecological interconnectedness and a phenomenon called “weather weirding.”

Jiwon Min is a postdoctoral fellow in the English Department at University of Delaware. Her research interests are in nineteenth-century British literature and culture, Victorian ecologies, the Gothic, and climate change narratives in fiction and non-fiction.

Apr 7, 2023 04:00 PM in London

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