Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

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Courses: Literature and the Environment, Romanticism

Stuff Can Happen,” Serpentine Miracle Marathon, October 2016.

“X-Existence,” College of William and Mary, January 28, 2016, 5:30pm.

“And You May Find Yourself Living in an Age of Mass Extinction,” ISCP, New York, January 12, 2016, 6pm.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, January 19, 2016.

“A.P.E: Art, Philosophy, Ecology,” Seminar, Future Tenses, Bétonsalon, December 18.

“How to Make a Catastrophe out of a Disaster,” Bétonsalon, December 19.

"You Are Inside a Wormhole," QSO Lens, Emilija Skarnulyte, CAC, (Vokiečių g. 2, LT-01130, Vilnius) Vilnius Saturday 28th November 6 PM.

Chthonic Live,” Resonance FM, November 19, 2015.

“Super Natural,” Voices of Urgency, FIAC, Paris, October 25. Chapelle des Petits-Augustins of l’Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris (14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris), 6pm. 

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, October 2. Olafur Eliasson opening.

“How to Defeat Invisible Gods,” Keynote, Op3ra 2, Mexico City, June 26.

“The Spectral Plain,” Keynote, The Fourth Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts (CARPA4), “The Nonhuman and the Inhuman in Performing Arts,” Theatre Academy, University of the Arts, Helsinki, June 11–13, 2015.

“From Them Flows What We Call Time,” Keynote, The Substance of Time, International Association for the Study of Time, Université de Paris 8, May 21–22.

“Humankind,” keynote, Approaching the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the Humanities and Fine Arts, UC Santa Barbara, May 7–8, 2015.

“Show Us Your Papers!” Keynote, UC Berkeley philosophy conference, April 17, 2015.

“Electric Peanuts,” Dialogue with Paul Johnson, Focal Point Gallery, Southend, UK, March 21.

Roundtable, SonicActs Festival, Amsterdam, February 26.

“Subcendence,” Sonic Acts Festival, Amsterdam, February 26, 2015.

“Escape from Mesopotamia, 12 000 Years Too Late,” University of Manitoba, February 4–8, 2015.

“On Ecological Touching: Knowing (as) Intimacy,” University of Manitoba, February 4–8, 2015.

“The Anthropocene: Tactics for Understanding It in the Humanities,” University of Manitoba, February 4–8, 2015.

“I Believe in Coral,” Kaunas, Lithuania, December 18-20.

“Hypocrites,” at “The Humanities in the Age of Ecological Crisis,” Northwestern University, November 4, 2014.

Dark Ecology Roundtable, Dark Ecology Symposium, Kirkenes, Norway, October 11, 2014.

“Human Thought at Earth Magnitude,” Dark Ecology symposium, Kirkenes, Norway, October 9, 2014.

“What Is Ecological Art?” The Wordsworth Museum, September 21, 2014.

“...and I Feel Fine?” Keynote at The End of Place as We Know It, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, September 19, 2014.

Wellek Lecture 3, Irvine, May 23.

Wellek Lecture 2, Irvine, May 22.

Wellek Lecture 1, Irvine, May 21.

Dark Ecology and Ecocriticism,” Berne, Switzerland, May 11.

The Anthropocene: A Seminar,” Berne, Switzerland, May 11.

Victorian Hyperobjects,” INCS, March 29.

“Journey to the Center of the Ecological Chocolate,” SXSW, March 7.

The Humanities in the Age of Ecological Emergency,” Rice University, February 18, 2014.

Ecological Awareness 101,” Loyola University, New Orleans, February 4, 2014.

“Secret Agents of Gaia,” American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, November 23–26.

“Bristles,” George Washington University, November 15.

Automatic Nothingness,” Performing Objects, Falmouth University, October 18, 2013.

Weird Essentialism,” SLSA, October 5.

All Objects Are Deviant,” SLSA, October 4.

“Mal-Functioning,” Rice University, September 13.

“Romantic Ecology Revisited,” Wordsworth Conerence, Grasmere, UK, July 30–August 9, 2013.

“She Walks in Beauty Like the Night in Which All Cows Are Black: Byron's Nonhuman,” International Byron Conference, London, July 1-6, 2013.

“Earworms,” Tuned City Brusssels, June 27-30, 2013.

“What Is Ecological Philosophy?” Erasmus University, Rotterdam, May 24 2013.
Q and A

“Some Problems in Ecological Philosophy,” Erasmus University, Rotterdam, May 24.

“Things Are Fuzzy,” Yes Naturally, The Hague, May 23.
Q and A

“Environmentality,” University of Sussex, May 22.

“The Only Emergency Is the Lack of Emergency: Reflections on Creativity in the Anthropocene,” University of Sussex, May 21.

“Concentric Temporalities,” University of Chicago, May 18.

“Weird Embodiment,” UC Davis, May 9.

“What Vegetables Are Saying about Themselves,” Princeton University, May 3.

“Dark Ecology,” Rice University, April 20.

“Ecology Kitsch Parchment,” with Bruce Holsinger, University of Virginia, March 23.

“The Dark Side of the Household Object,” University of Virginia, March 22.

Energy Arts symposium, Rice University, March 20.

“Great Disillusionments,” Rice University Victorian Studies Symposium, February 9, 2013.

“Ecology without Agriculture: A Philosophical–Anthropological Investigation,” Rice University, January 16.

“Grotesque Romantic Ecology,” MLA, Boston, January 3.

Distributed Mind,” American Anthropological Association, November 16 2012.

Unground, Underground, Ground Under,” U of Western Ontario, November 2.

Ecology without Presence: Some Romantic Models,” U of Western Ontario, November 1.

Dark Ecology Phase II,” Guimarães, Portugal, October 28.

Dark Ecology: Art and Thinking after the End of the World,” Lisbon, October 26.

After Biopolitics,” U of Wisconsin Madison, October 19.

Dark Ecology: Philosophy in the Anthropocene,” U Wisconsin Madison, October 18.

Ecophilosophy class, U of Wisconsin Madison, October 18.

“Buddhist Objects,” SLSA, Milwaukee, September 29.

“Closer than Hands and Feet: Plato's Cave and the Proximity of Things,” SLSA, Milwaukee, September 29.

“Nonhuman Queer,” Rice University, September 14–15.

Roundtable, The Matter of Contradiction, Limousin, France, September 8.

“Art without You,” The Matter of Contradiction, Limousin, France, September 8 (video).

“Ecological Awareness as Blindness,” Monash University, Melbourne, September 1.

Public Forum, Re-Imagining the Global: Culture and Climate Change, RMIT Melbourne, August 31.

“This Is Not My Beautiful Biosphere,” The Cultural History of Climate Change, ANU, Canberra, August 27–28.

“On Entering the Anthropocene,” UNSW, Sydney, August 24 2012. VIDEO

“Of Planet-Sense,” NIEA, Sydney, August 25.
Q&A transcript (by Ben Abraham)

Sense of Planet roundtable, NIEA, Sydney, August 25. 

Undeath in the Ghost of Bushes: Postmodernism and Environmentality,” ALA San Francisco (May 26).

They Are Here (Nonhuman Turn)

Waking Up Inside an Object (The Shape of the I, CU Boulder)

Whales within Whales: Ecological Emergency as the End of Human Narrative (EMU)

Fear of Nothing: Heidegger's Buddhism (ALSCW)

Ecology without the Present (Harvard)

Dawn of the Hyperobjects (MLA, Seattle)

Melancholy Objects (MLA, Seattle)

Enter the Nonhuman: A New Phase in Aesthetics (CCA San Francisco)

Disturbing Gentleness: The Ontological Depth of Nonviolence (USF, Tampa) (video)

Ecological Ethics after the End of the World (SIU, Carbondale)

Emergent Environments Q&A (Queen Mary U, London)

Emergent Environments Lecture (Queen Mary U, London)

Objects, Aesthetics, Causality (OOOIII)

Dawn of the Hyperobjects (Exeter, UK)


The Aesthetic Dimension Is the Causal Dimension (Royal Academy of Art) 

Ecotone: Object Space Entanglements (Royal College of Art)

Dark Ecologies 2 (video)

Dark Ecologies 2 (Auckland, with Douglas Kahn)

Dark Ecologies (Dunedin, with Douglas Kahn) 

OOO Graduate Class (Dunedin)

Materials: Objects: Environments Roundtable (Sydney) 

The Time of Hyperobjects: New Directions for Ecological Philosophy


Emergency Room: Art and Climate Change 

The Big Picture: Art, Efficacy, and Climate Change (with William Fox, Diana Liverman, Judy Natal, Alison Deming) (video)

Philosophy in the Time of Hyperobjects: Ecology and the Future after the End of the World

The Time of Hyperobjects (FIU, Miami)

Hyperobjects 4.0: Emergency Human-Scale Study Guide (Rutgers)

Talks on Buddhism (Morton, Boon, Cazdyn) (MLA 2011)

Unrprimed: The Emergence of Hyperobjects (Architecture Association, London)

Everything You always Wanted to Know about Animals but Were Afraid to Ask Vegetables (Perth)

Sublime Objects

Hyperobjects 3.0: Physical Graffiti

Hyperobjects 2.0: Oil Remix

We Aren't the World (plus talks by Levi Bryant and Ian Bogost)

Hyperobjects 1.0: Plutonium

New Materialisms

Implications of Textuality

Beautiful Soul Syndrome (UCLA)

Ecology, Ideology, Politics (Duke)

Creativity in the Face of Climate Change (Berkeley, with Carolyn Merchant)

The Ecological Thought (Cambridge)

Creativity in the Face of Climate Change (mp3)

Animals, Vegetables, Minerals, and Other Alien Beings

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