Cannibalism, Blight, and the White Flight: An Ecofeminist Reading of Hollywood's Climate Fiction Film

Thursday, March 29 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

624 S. Michigan Ave., Collins Hall (Room 602) 624 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL, 60605

Michelle Yates (Columbia College Chicago) draws on feminist ecology and a critical eating studies lens to highlight the way in which two seemingly progressive environmentalist Hollywood films, "Soylent Green" (1973) and "Interstellar" (2014), utilize climate change as a recuperative strategy for the re-privileging of hegemonic white masculinity.

This talk is offered as part of the series "Critical Issues in Cultural Studies: The 'Forgotten Man' in the Trump Era."

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School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities, History and Social Sciences, English and Creative Writing



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Sean Andrews

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