I created this project, titled Vers une poétique théâtrale de l’Anthropocène : Sur le sublime dans la mise en scène du dérèglement climatique or "Towards a Theatrical Poetics of the Anthropocene: On the Sublime in the Staging of Climate Breakdown" as my Master 1 thesis project while a Williams-Lodge Scholar at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. The thesis examines three pieces of theater performed in major Parisian theaters during the 2018-2019 season, all addressing the climate crisis either directly or obliquely. The three plays constitute a theatrical corpus for a philosophical enquiry into the theatrical aesthetic of the sublime in the age of climate change. The thesis develops a set of basic principles for a theatrical poetics of the Anthropocene. The introduction is available below (in French):

 © 2018 by Thomas Peterson.

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