'VALUES OF ENVIRONMENTAL WRITING' RESEARCH NETWORK
ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL - LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
APPROACHES TO RESEARCHING ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
Welcome to the 'Values of Environmental Writing' Research Network
The Values of Environmental Writing Research Network will raise levels of critical academic exchange and public debate about the possible relations between reading habits and preferences, levels of environmental literacy, and wider patterns of pro-environment behavioural and lifestyle change. Network activities will focus on a broad literary category: Creative Environmental Writing (CEW).
CEW will be examined for its potential to inspire, to communicate and to prompt diverse forms of environmental action and social engagement in society, in the context of contemporary environmental change.
Network activities take place between September 2010 and June 2011, centring on three ‘Conversations on Environmental Change’ that use Creative Environmental Writing to investigate precisely:
what communities and individuals value
why they value it
how they value it
how values are defined, identified and transmitted
The Network Convenors are based in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, and the School of Critical Studies (English Literature), University of Glasgow. They are: