Noah's Arkive: Utopia, Failure and Climate Change
From Humanities Center
Dean of Humanities
Arizona State University
Along with being the Dean of Humanities, Jeffrey Cohen is the co-president of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment at Arizona State University. His research is rooted heavily in ecology and climate change, leading him to his current work. A project, co-written with Julian Yates, called Noah's Arkive: Towards an Ecology of Refuge. In this presentation he compares the story of human survival in the face of climate change to the biblical story of Noah’s Ark. His comparative analysis includes literature, art, and stories that span across centuries.
Recorded: September 19, 2019