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Scholars @ Hallwalls: Elizabeth Mazzolini
February 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
“Where the Drugs Are”
We kick off the spring semester with English professor Elizabeth Mazzolini’s February 10th talk, “Where the Drugs Are,” an ecocritical look at representations of three different drug epidemics—those of crack, meth, and opioids. Mazzolini links drug production, sale, and use to the allowances of various locations and to ideological investment in the idea of place. In doing so, the paper will reveal some unexpected continuities between emplacement and addiction. Mazzolini’s talk argues that discourse about illicit drugs is implicitly environmental discourse, and that ecocritical analysis can reveal overlooked but crucial elements of social phenomena.
Complimentary cheese and wine included in this free event.