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International Seminar Series: “Narratives of Eco-Ethical Resistance: Migration, Tourism, and Environmental Erosion in the Mediterranian”
Dr. Jessica Sciubba, instructional assistant professor in the Illinois State University Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures will present “Narratives of Eco-Ethical Resistance: Migration, Tourism, and Environmental Erosion in the Mediterranean” on Wednesday, February 26, from noon – 1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center Old Main Room as part of Spring 2020 International Seminar Series “Local and Global Environments in Conversation.”
This series offers the Illinois State University campus and the Bloomington-Normal community weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are experts in their fields, which include a range of disciplines including cultural, historical, political, social, and scientific topics.
The talks are every Wednesday from noon – 1 p.m. during the semester. These free events are open to the public and include a free buffet lunch.
Sciubba’s lecture will explore the Mediterranean as a liquid network where makeshift boats filled with migrants cross paths with luxury cruise ships, tracing flows of synchronic yet differential human mobilities. Through the fictional filter of the 2011 film Terraferma (Dryland), by Emanuele Criaelese and the 2018 graphic novel Mediterraneo by Sergio Nazzaro and Luca Ferrara, this lecture will challenge the idyllic image of the Mediterranean as an uncontaminated destination for tourists focusing on the stories of migration that they reveal. Images of dehumanized human bodies, sea trash, and
environmental erosion are at the core of these eco-ethical narratives of migration, which, by defying stereotyped
representations, ultimately expose the inherent contradictions at play at the southern threshold of Europe.
For more information, contact the Office of International Studies and Programs at (309) 438-5276, or go to the website.
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