Brown Bag: Travels with Charley in Nomadland

In this Brown Bag seminar I will use the book ‘Travels with Carley – in Search of America’ (1962) by John Steinbeck as a parable for thinking through some of the key issues raised in the book (and movie) ‘Nomadland’ (book 2017, movie 2020) by Jessica Bruder (movie directed by Chloé Zhao). I want to address issues of mobility justice, belonging, mobility, and nomadic life forms. But not primarily via research or theory, but through the prism of literature and cinema. I will go through the mobility oriented key points in Steinbeck’s book in order to come to a more contemporary mobility / nomad discussion facilitated by the Nomadland book and movie … and see where that will lead to!

Time

29.09.2022 kl. 12.00 - 13.00

Description

Travels with Charley in Nomadland

Speaker:
Professor, Ole B. Jensen, Create (obje@create.aau.dk) 

Abstract:
In this Brown Bag seminar I will use the book ‘Travels with Carley – in Search of America’ (1962) by John Steinbeck as a parable for thinking through some of the key issues raised in the book (and movie) ‘Nomadland’ (book 2017, movie 2020) by Jessica Bruder (movie directed by Chloé Zhao). I want to address issues of mobility justice, belonging, mobility, and nomadic life forms. But not primarily via research or theory, but through the prism of literature and cinema. I will go through the mobility oriented key points in Steinbeck’s book in order to come to a more contemporary mobility / nomad discussion facilitated by the Nomadland book and movie … and see where that will lead to!

Place and time:
Rendsburggade 14, C-MUS Lab (room 5.355a), September 29, 12:00-13:00

All Brown Bag seminars are also organized online in MS Teams.

The seminars are open to everyone with interest in Mobilities and Urban studies.
Pre-registration is not needed. Please bring you own lunch.

Looking forward to see you at the C-MUS Brown Bag Seminars!

 

Host

C-MUS

Address

Rendsburggade 14, C-MUS Lab (room 5.355A), September 29, 12:00-13:00

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