Thursday, 26 July 2012

Ecopoetry and academia

"The dividing line between creative writing and climate science - sometimes thin - has been triumphantly dissolved. " Andrew Orlowski

Can you study ecopoetry? Well, it seems you can and in a scientific context at the University of East Anglia.

Its interesting looking new masters course in Environmental Sciences and Humanities is recruiting. Its blurb states amongst other things that it plans to gather "researchers in the environmental sciences, philosophy, history and literature to develop new ways of thinking about environmental change and social transitions".

Earth Shattering: ecopoems 

Details of the course can be found here http://www.uea.ac.uk/phi/courses/ma-environmental-sciences-and-humanities#overview and a commentary from The Register here http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/02/rosie_may/.

btw image is the cover of the anthology Earth Shattering ecopoems edited by Neil Astley from Bloodaxe 2007 (ahead of the times as ever).

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