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Feb 20 2024

Mother Earth Meets the Anthropocene (“The Age of Man”): An Ecofeminist/Environmental Justice Assessment Talk Event

February 20, 2024

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM America/Chicago


Cardinal Room


Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607

Event flyer with a photo of Professor Jane Caputi on the upper right half. The upper left half is a black background with the event title in tan font and a photo of planet earth. The middle section of the flyer has a tan background with information about the talk and Professor Caputi in a lighter font. The bottom portion of the flyer is a cream background, with event date, time, location in black font, logos of event co-sponors, a QR code to register, and a link to register..

“The Anthropocene,” or “Age of Man,” is a proposed name for the current geological age, one, its proponents claim to be a new era where “humans” have become a vast force capable of overwhelming the vast forces of “Nature.” This illustrated talk considers the sexed, gendered, racialized and otherwise political concept of “The Anthropocene” in dialogue  with the ancient reality of “Mother Nature” or Mother Earth, common to indigenous ecological knowledge as well as contemporary ecofeminist and environmental justice perspectives.

Jane Caputi is Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Florida Atlantic University. She has written four books, most recently Call Your “Mutha”: A Deliberately Dirty-Minded Manifesto for the Earth Mother in the Anthropocene (Oxford UniversityPress, 2020). She also has made two educational documentaries, "The Pornography of Everyday Life" (2006) distributed by Berkeley Media and "Feed the Green: Feminist Voices for the Earth" (2016), distributed by Women Make Movies. Dr. Caputi, in 2016, was named Eminent Scholar of the Year by the American Culture/Popular Culture Association, and in 2020 the Association for the Study of Women in Mythology gave her their annual “Saga Award” for contributions to women’s history and culture.

Hosted by: UIC Great Cities Institute, Institute for the Humanities, Anthropocene Lab, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, Gender and Women's Studies



UIC Great Cities Institute

Date posted

Feb 6, 2024

Date updated

Feb 6, 2024