In August's Green Series talk, writer Meehan Crist will first explore how traditional notions of grief have become obsolete in the age of climate crisis, then try to imagine new ways to live with loss in our rapidly changing world. To be discussed: Freud’s Mourning and Melancholia, soldiers missing in action, Alzheimer’s disease, the Kübler-Ross model of ‘five stages of grief’, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
Meehan Crist is writer-in-residence in Biological Sciences at Columbia University. Previously she was editor-at-large at Nautilus and reviews editor at the Believer. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, the London Review of Books, Tin House, Nautilus, Scientific American, and Science. She is the host of Convergence: a show about the future.
The BPL Green Series is made possible with generous support from Whole Foods Market.