Monday 5th December / 18:00 – 20:00 / UCL Student Centre, Gordon Square/ public event
The Waste Land: Roundtable discussion and readings 
This public roundtable event brings the canon of TS Eliot’s poetic modernism forward a hundred years, to read it not so much in retrospect, but to revisit it in the shadow of the Anthropocene. The conversation will generate renewed perspectives on interrogation of the changing relations between humanity and nature. Equally, it is a suitable moment to ask how its ecocritical speculations on the wonder and dread of the nonhuman world have held up, and to consider how its posthuman reflections can be carried forward to indigenise and decolonise the Anthropocene. This event is organised by Dr Pushpa Arabindoo, UCL Geography and Co-Director of UCL Urban Laboratory, and Nicola Baldwin, playwright and UCL Creative Fellow (2019-20). Participants will include Dr Julia Jordan, UCL English and Dr Pavan Manogaran, Research Fellow at Sarah Parker Remond Centre, IAS and Miranda Miller, novelist and RLF Fellow. No sign-up is necessary!