The William R. Kenan Lectures in Ethics and Resistance present
a talk by philosopher David Abram
David Abram, cultural ecologist and geo-philosopher, is the author of Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology, and of The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World. Described as “revolutionary” by the Los Angeles Times, as “daring” and “truly original” by Science, Dr. Abram’s work has catalyzed the emergence of several new disciplines, including the burgeoning field of ecopsychology. A recipient of the international Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction, and of fellowships from the Rockefeller and the Watson Foundations, he recently held the Arne Naess Chair in Global Justice and Ecology at the University of Oslo.
David’s work engages the ecological depths of the imagination, exploring the ways in which sensory perception, language, and wonder inform the relation between the human body and the breathing earth. He is creative director of the Alliance for Wild Ethics (AWE), an organization dedicated to cultural metamorphosis through a rejuvenation of earth-based oral culture — the culture of face-to-face and face-to-place storytelling. He lives with his family in the foothills of the southern Rockies.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.