Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Indigenous ecopoetics

Ecopoetics has been a field of creative and academic interest in Australia for many years (millenia?). Here is a great looking course at the University of Sydney that builds on that...

The representation of nature has been central to human expression for thousands of years. Contemporary transnational ecopoetics situates nature and culture amidst present-day ecological catastrophes and political environmentalisms. This unit examines a uniquely Australian contribution to this field -Country - which for Australian Indigenous peoples denotes special cosmological, filial and custodial relations to land...

Kakadu Escarpment

More information available here http://sydney.edu.au/courses/uos/KOCR3605/writing-country-indigenous-ecopoetics and more on that heritage here http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/archive/Issue-September-2006/eco_index.html.

And thank you to Tourism NT for the use of this image.

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