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Monday, April 15th, 10 - 11:30 AM, THH 309K, refreshments served

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Are you interested in the vegetal humanities? Thinking about plant life in comparative contexts? Writing, translating, and communicating with plants in mind? Professor Pitt will discuss his work as a scholar of botanical life forms and his many interactions with plants in literature, media, culture, and beyond. Please join us to learn more about how you too can follow the plants in your thought and practice. Undergraduates welcome and encouraged!


Jon L. Pitt is Assistant Professor of Japanese Environmental Humanities at the University of California, Irvine. He situates his work at the intersection of Japanese literary and media studies and critical plant studies. He is the translator of poet Hiromi Ito's Tree Spirits Grass Spirits (Nightboat Books, 2013). His first monograph is forthcoming from Cornell University Press.


This event is generously sponsored by the USC Department of Comparative Literature Student-Led Activities Fund and the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture.

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