Archives of Pandemics

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Christos Lynteris will be discussing his recent book 'Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary' with a particular focus on two topics explored in the book: a) the question of whether the "next pandemic" is an existential threat to humanity which is imagined and anticipated in terms of established tropes and mentalities of a secular apocalypse; b) the question of what the post-pandemic condition, or the way we imagine humanity's relation with the world, after the "next pandemic" tells us about the way in which we conceive human/non-human relations, and the place of humanity in the world. The two questions are linked by the role of human mastery over the relation between humanity and "nature" in contemporary imaginaries about what it is to be human.
Period26 May 2020
Event titleArchives of the Disappeared Seminar
Event typeSeminar
LocationCambridge, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational