Tidepool Testimonials: Ananda Devi’s Narrative Worldmaking and the Stakes of Trans Knowledge at the “End” of the World

Eric Disbro headshotWe invite you to the final event of the 2023-2024 Faculty Colloquia. In this presentation, Prof. Eric Disbro will discuss the work of acclaimed Mauritian writer, Ananda Devi, and trace her commitment to creolized forms of trans knowledge in the creation of a planetarily-intimate literature. He will explain just as tidepools are microcosms of the inconceivable vastness of world oceans, Devi’s literary exploration of trans “magic” juxtaposes the embodied trans epistemologies and care webs necessary to model modes of planetary empathy needed in the Anthropocentric present.

Tuesday, April 16
4:15 – 5:30pm
Hollander 241