Episode 4: Time

Episode 4: Time

In this episode Dr. Tessa Diphoorn and Dr. Brianne McGonigle Leyh discuss the concept of ‘time’ together with Dr. João Trabucho Alexandre and Dr. Susanne Knittel. Dr. Trabucho Alexandre is a Sedimentary Geologist and Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Utrecht University, while Dr. Knittel is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University.  

In their inspiring and discipline-bridging discussion, the guests discuss how time they encountered the different notions of ‘time’ in their respective research and how the concept travels between their fields. 

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Literature list and further reading

Bjornerud, Marcia. 2018. Timefulness. How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 

Frisch, Max. 1979. Man in the Holocene, translated by Geoffrey Skelton. Dalkey Archive Press. 

Gould, Stephen Jay. 1987. Time’s Arrow, Time’s Cycle. Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 

McPhee, John. October 20, 1980. “I-Basin and Range. Annals of the Former World.” New Yorker. October 20, 1980, page 68. 

Powers, Richard. 2018. The Overstory. W. W. Norton. 

Proulx, Annie. 2016. Barkskins. 4th Estate.