Back to Earth: Medial Catastrophe

Lockwood, Dean (2015) Back to Earth: Medial Catastrophe. In: The Anthropocene and the threat to the human (21st Century Research Group), 4th March, 2015, University of Lincoln.

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Catastrophe in space is a key trope of Anthropocene culture, as in the 2013 film, 'Gravity'. This paper argues that to be catastrophically brought back to earth is a fall, a plunge, which can provoke an upsurge of a profound worldly sensibility, potentially an environmental agency which promises a crucial role for affective politics. The medial catastrophe constitutes a practical dismantling/deconstruction of Promethean Man.

Keywords:Catastrophe, Anthropocene Cinema, Affect, Environmental Agency
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film, Media & Journalism > Lincoln School of Film, Media & Journalism (Media)
ID Code:54364
Deposited On:19 Apr 2023 13:41

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