Oceans of Oil: Moby-Dick, Energy, and the Environmental Humanities
January 29, 12pm
Music Room (208), Levis Faculty Center
This talk works through the emerging methodology of the energy humanities in order to explore Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick and other nineteenth-century texts about energy, animals, and the ocean. Professor Jones theorizes Moby-Dick as a work of "peak whale oil" and suggests other points of continuity between whaling and petroleum culture.
Immigrant Justice panel
February 6, 4pm
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
In this roundtable discussion, activist organizers will discuss their work in immigrant justice movements in both national and local contexts, particularly in Chicago. The panelists will speak to their personal experiences in becoming grassroots organizers against detentions, deportations, and the criminalization of immigrant and other targeted communities.
Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty