Friday September 17th 2010

The theme identified for critical consideration in Conversation 1 is:

‘Environmental Writing and Inspiration’.


The event will explore the kinds of environmental writing and writers’ voices (past and present) that prompt identifiable social responses and structures of value:

- How are scale(s) of environmental change exposed and made affective?

- How does the representation of changing habitats and ecosystems inspire environmental action?

- Is there a continent-based or cultural geography characterising the most influential texts in CEW?

- What are the limits of CEW as inspiration for change, or unity of purpose?

Participants should download the following four documents before the conversation takes place.

Conversation 1 - Final Programme

Preparatory Information, Conversation 1

Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto

Scottish Poems for Conversation 1




University of Glasgow AHRC Landscape & Environment

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