April 20, 12 pm
Dr. Jay Sibara, “After the A-Bomb: Slow and Spectacular Violence in US Media and Japanese Literature”
“After the A-Bomb: Slow and Spectacular Violence in US Media and Japanese Literature” examines US media coverage of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their aftermath in relation to nonfiction accounts by Japanese survivors and witnesses to propose a revision to Rob Nixon’s theorization of slow violence.
Dr. Sibara's visit is sponsored by the Department of English, the Program in Environmental Studies, the Center for Environmental Futures, and the Moore Fund. It is in collaboration with the Disability Studies Initiative.
Dr. Jay Sibara, assistant professor of English at Colby College, is co-editor, with Sarah Jaquette Ray, of Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities: Toward an Eco-Crip Theory (University of Nebraska Press, 2017). His work has been published in MELUS and is forthcoming in Literature and Medicine, and he is currently revising a book manuscript entitled Imperial Injuries: Race, Disease, and Disability in Narratives of Resistance to US Empire.