Memory and the World

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The Anthropocene and the Archive

The Anthropocene and the Archive

Claire Colebrook (Pennsylvania State University, USA)   In the light of potentially cataclysmic events attributable to climate change, what does the idea that human species may become extinct in the near future mean? And what are the effects on human memory? It is a commonplace in the humanities to acknowledge that the emergence of geological time in the nineteenth century…