Slow seminar no. 46

Discussion of the "The Fly Trap".

2018.08.27 | Mia Korsbæk

Date Mon 10 Sep
Time 14:00 16:00
Location department of Bioscience, Ny Munkegade 114, 8000 Aarhus C, building 1540, room K33 (basement)

Please reserve September 10 from 14-16 at department of Bioscience, Ny Munkegade 114, 8000 Aarhus C, building 1540, room K33 (basement) for our next Slow Seminar.  

 

We will be reading “The Fly Trap” by Fredrik Sjöberg. The book is available at Stakbogladen in both English and Danish editions. AURA PhD researcher Stine Vestbo (Bioscience) will be leading the seminar.  

 

“The Fly Trap is written by the Swedish author and biologist, Fredrik Sjöberg (1958-), and was first published in 2004. The book is difficult to categorize, and the cover of the Danish version states that it can be regarded as an essay, an autobiography, a novel, a travelogue, creative non-fiction and a biography (of the Swedish entomologist and explorer René Malaise). Sjöberg’s writing style is filled with (self-)irony, but it takes us through some of the subjects that AURA has touched upon before, although presented in a different style, e.g. relationship between biodiversity and anthropogenic landscapes, art of noticing, sense of time. In general the book compels one to appreciate happiness in the little things and through limitations, as well as making one able to seeing/discovering the entomologist within oneself. 

 

The book is easily read, but if you are short on time, you can skip chapters 9, 10, 12, 16-18.”

 

There will be coffee and cake at the seminar. Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

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