29th January 2020 by

Imagining Catastrophe – February 4th

Join us at 4pm in Arts 141 on the 4th of February for a discussion of Michael Richardson’s ‘Climate Trauma, or the Affects of the Catastrophe to Come’. In this article Richardson argues that ‘climate catastrophe are traumatically affecting without necessarily being traumatizing: they are jarring, rupturing, disjunctive experiences of future crisis in the now.’

Drawing on and following the work of Timothy Morton (2013), and E. Ann Kaplan (2016), Richardson explores the affects of climate apocalypse in three texts: George Miller’s Mad Max Fury Road (2015), Marina Zurkow’s Slurb (2009), and Briohny Doyle’s novel The Island Will Sink (2016). If you don’t get chance to complete the reading, but have a knowledge of these other texts, it would be great to have you!

A link to the text can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/r5gm6ld

An Article on Marina Zurkow’s Slurb featuring the animation is also available here: https://tinyurl.com/skm78l4


  • Where? Arts 141
  • When? Tuesday, February 4th, 4-6pm
  • What? Prepare by reading the text, for a group discussion.
  • Who? Everyone is welcome!

Drinks and Refreshments will be Provided!