msb ~005 Creating greener narratives

Creating greener narratives 

“Amazing eels”… Avalon Marshes, Somerset 2017
Photograph: Mark Goldthorpe

An email from a friend in Australia brought a pleasant reminder of a week spent at Bath Spa University one year ago. We were part of an Association of Commonwealth Universities summer school: Masters and PhD students from all over the Commonwealth and the disciplinary spectrum, all looking at the role of environmental arts and humanities. It was a great opportunity to build connections between ideas and practices as much as between people, thanks to the great work of our hosts, Bath Spa’s Research Centre for Environmental Humanities. 

Margaret Cook (recently qualified, so congratulations to Dr Cook!) reminded me of the team task we collaborated in and our group’s success in taking first prize. Great fun, and the short eel-based fiction I wrote for that – “Maybe the next return will be easier…” – was published alongside another team member’s, Khyati Tripathi, in the journal Philosophy Action Nature: Creating greener narratives through the environmental arts and humanities: A case study from ACU summer school (August 2017)

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