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Kairos: Readings and Discussions with Denis Sweet

Kairos: Readings and Discussions with Denis Sweet In-Person

The library is sponsoring a series of discussions with Denis Sweet, a former teacher at Bates College, investigating our current moment, making use of the contemporary and classic writings in literature, social criticism, biology and philosophy. Meetings will be Tuesday mornings at 10am in the library's Howard Room. 

A time for profound realignment of fundamental principles and for parting from collective illusions. How should we live our life as individuals - and as a species- in a conscientious way that responds to the time that we live in now? The course is structured in modules, and the first module is Earth. The works that will be covered in the module are listed below. 

  • Nikolaj Schultz, Land Sickness (2023) 
  • How does one navigate the disorienting world of the Anthropocene? An inquiry into the issues raised by the climate crisis.
  • Stephen Emmott Ten Billion (2013)
  • Stark early warning of the looming multiple ecological crises ahead. Used here as kind of a visualization aid to complement the narrative of Land Sickness. 
  • Emanuele Coccia, Metamorphoses (2021)
  • Reflections that throw overboard all notions that the human species is static and independent, but rather part of a much larger and interconnected form of life. 

This module will meet once a week for three months. To facilitate discussion, the number of participants is limited to fifteen. Registration can be done through the library's online calendar. For more information, please email Assistant Director Kayleigh Thomas at kayleigh.thomas@bhpl.net or call 374-5515. 

Dates & Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, February 6, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, February 13, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, February 20, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, February 27, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, March 5, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, March 12, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, March 19, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, March 26, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, April 2, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, April 9, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, April 16, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Howard Room
Audience:
  General/Adult  
Categories:
  Discussion Group  

Registration is required. There are 6 seats available.

Event Organizer

Profile photo of Kayleigh Thomas
Kayleigh Thomas

Assistant Director
kayleigh.thomas[at]bhpl.net
(207) 374-5515 x11.