A Natural History of Derangement Ecopoetics Shattered and Intimate in Sebaldian Historiographies

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Sam Clark


Amid the liquefaction of the apparently solid conditions of the Earth as they have existed for the entirety of human history, which now retreat like tides around our accumulated observations and predictions of normalcy, it becomes evident that our relationship with the precarious intangibles undergirding our existence is more fraught than has been previously assumed.

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Sam Clark

Sam Clark is a senior at the University of Chicago pursuing a degree in Environmental and Urban Studies, with a focus on climate change, imaginations of catastrophe, and the destruction and building of worlds. Outside of the university, he works at the Mayor's Office of Chicago. He is also a landscape painter and video/installation artist, focusing on explorations of surrealist and apocalyptic imagery.

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