Title

Kurt Vonnegut and a (Lack of) Love for Nature

Abstract

Kurt Vonnegut’s novels are consistently quirky and fun. They also deal with common themes of societal criticism. My presentation focuses on the way Vonnegut’s works reflect on the relationships between humans and the natural world. By using an ecocritical approach to read Cat’s Cradle, Galapagos and God Bless You Mr. Rosewater I attempt to shed light on the way the books contribute to our understanding of environmental sustainability, environmental disaster and human connection to the environment. I read Vonnegut’s novels to promulgate ideas, such as the power of society’s basic understanding of environmental value, that are similar to more mainstream environmental writers.

Faculty Sponsor

Emily Jones

Tracks

Environmental Humanities

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Location

Kimball Theatre

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

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Kurt Vonnegut and a (Lack of) Love for Nature

Kimball Theatre

Kurt Vonnegut’s novels are consistently quirky and fun. They also deal with common themes of societal criticism. My presentation focuses on the way Vonnegut’s works reflect on the relationships between humans and the natural world. By using an ecocritical approach to read Cat’s Cradle, Galapagos and God Bless You Mr. Rosewater I attempt to shed light on the way the books contribute to our understanding of environmental sustainability, environmental disaster and human connection to the environment. I read Vonnegut’s novels to promulgate ideas, such as the power of society’s basic understanding of environmental value, that are similar to more mainstream environmental writers.

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