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Convened by: Kasia Mika (QMUL), Nicola Thomas (Lancaster), Jamille Pinheiro Dias (ILCS), Joseph Ford (ILCS)

The Languages and Environments Reading Group explores environments across linguistic and disciplinary boundaries. We meet online, twice termly – and in 2022-23, our theme is: ‘Thinking the End of the World from Around the World’.

In this first session of 2022-23, Jamille Pinheiro Dias (ILCS) will introduce two texts, Bruce Albert’s ‘The Polyglot Forest’ and Ailton Krenak’s Ideas to Postpone the End of the World (chap. "Ideas to Postpone the End of the World”). 
The readings for the session can be accessed at the following link:

The organisers warmly welcome all interested in discussing approaches to languages and environments, and the languages of environmental research, including graduate students, early career academics, and activists and practitioners working outside of academia.

Please click on the Book Now button above to register for this first session taking place on Tuesday 25 Oct at 4pm BST.

Full schedule and suggested reading:

25 Oct 2022 - Session 1
Bruce Albert’s ‘The Polyglot Forest’
Ailton Krenak’s Ideas to Postpone the End of the World (chap. “Ideas to Postpone the End of the World”)
Jamille Pinheiro Dias (ICLS)

13 December 2022 - Session 2
The Falling Sky (chaps: "Words Given", "Drawn Words" and "How this Book was Written"). 
Jamille Pinheiro Dias (ILCS)

12 January 2023 - Session 3
Paul Celan’s ‘Mapesbury Road’
*In person* fieldtrip to Mapesbury Road in Hampstead, London
Nicola Thomas (Lancaster)

28 February 2023 - Session 4
Open session (members of RG to suggest readings/objects; works in progress)
*Please let us know asap if you’d like to present something* by contacting Joseph Ford at

9 May 2023 - Session 5
Ailton Krenak’s Life is Not Useful
Alex Brostoff (Kenyon College) and Jamille Pinheiro Dias (ILCS)

Further information and how to register for each of the upcoming sessions will be available shortly.

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