UntitledThe Winona State University CLASP Lecture Series will host “Bruno Latour and the Parliament of Things: The Modern Crisis of Representation” with Jim Armstrong at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in Stark Hall Auditorium.

This talk will explore Bruno Latour’s notion of the “Politics of Nature,” which is the construction of Modernity. Armstrong will talk about the climate crisis of the Anthropocene and the acknowledgment of a broader politics, one in which humans negotiate power-sharing agreements with the things that make up the common world.

Armstrong is an English professor at Winona State University. He earned his Ph.D. from Boston University. Armstrong is the author of two poetry books, “Monument in a Summer Hat,” which was published in the New Issues Press and “Blue Lash,” published in the Milkweed Editions.  His essays on the relations between nature and culture were recently published in his collaborative novel with Kim Alan Chapman, “Nature, Culture and Two Friends Talking.”

This event is part of WSU’s 2015-16 University Theme, Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community. Equity as a Human Right is about upholding people’s rights, valuing diversity, challenging intolerance, and making institutional change around issues of social justice. For WSU and its communities, partnering around a university theme has proven to be an effective strategy for bringing faculty, staff, students, and community members to the engagement table. The year-long focus will enable students, faculty, staff, and members of the wider Winona and Rochester communities to explore the intersections of identities, cultures, and abilities.

This event is free and open to the public and is available for stream via ITV in UCR ST 116 on the Rochester campus.

For more information, contact David Speetzen at DSpeetzen@winona.edu.

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