WEBINAR: Writing Multispecies Worlds: Graduate Workshop with Thom van Dooren

This workshop explore the writing of multispecies worlds. What are the challenges and possibilities of researching and narrating the ways of life of other species in their entangled, co-forming relationships? This is work that frequently raise difficult questions that are at once epistemological and ethical. The workshop will be led by writer and field philosopher Thom van Dooren.

Students will be asked to read/view four pieces of multispecies scholarship in advance of the class. Three of these items are listed below. The fourth should be selected by the student, ideally relating to their own research in some way. Students should come to class prepared to offer a two-minute reflection on their fourth (selected) reading, and some of the particular questions or opportunities that it raises in relation to writing multispecies worlds. 

The event is limited to 15 participants. The event is catered primarily towards candidates of the Environmental Humanities Honours Certificate or Ph.D. researchers.



About Thom van Dooren

Thom van Dooren is a field philosopher and writer. He's an Associate Professor in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies and the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, and From 2020-2022, he is also a Professor II in the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities at the University of Oslo, Norway. van Dooren has written several novels on multispecies lives and received the Society for Social Studies and Sciences' Fleck Prize of 2021 for his book The Wake of Crows: Living and Dying in Shared Worlds (Columbia University Press 2019).


Tags: Environmental Humanities, HF, OSEH, Multispecies Studies, Creative Writing
Published Sep. 9, 2021 9:27 AM - Last modified Apr. 21, 2022 11:22 AM