For the WA Upper School Earth Day Assembly writer, scholar, and veteran, Roy Scranton, delivered a talk on climate change and its implications for humans living in the Anthropocene epoch. Mr. Scranton met with ten students as part of a roundtable discussion following the assembly.
Roy Scranton’s essays, reviews, and fiction have appeared in The New York Times, Boston Review,Bookforum, Contemporary Literature, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. He served in the US Army from 2002 to 2006, and spent fourteen months in Iraq. He earned an MA at the New School for Social Research, and is currently working on a PhD in English at Princeton. He is working on two books at the moment: The Lost War: World War II in American Literature, 1945-1975, a work of literary and historical criticism investigating the dominance of traumatic narratives in the canonical literature of World War II; and Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, a philosophical essay on the meaning of human life in the midst of global climate crisis.
New York Times essay Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: http://nyti.ms/1bVhbXe