Trauma and the Discourse of Climate Change Reading and Discussion with author Lee Zimmerman

The more we have learned about the increasingly desperate existential threat of climate change--and as time left to prevent the worst rapidly runs out--the faster we have emitted greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.  In his book Trauma and the Discourse of Climate Change, Lee Zimmerman argues that that astonishing state of affairs derives partly from the ways "climate change" has been discursively constructed. Examining the ways climate change has been talked and written about, the book considers how those ways have worked to normalize a general, bipartisan denialism, more profound than that of the overt “denialists.”

Join in a reading and conversation with author Lee Zimmerman, professor of English at Hofstra University, and James Berger, senior lecturer in American Studies and English at Yale University.


Presented  by the Department of English in collaboration with the Hofstra Cultural Center


Date: Monday, April 12, 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual Event

Admission is FREE and open to the public.

Advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link. 

Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link to join the event.


For more information, contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit


Monday, April 12, 2021



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