Taking Pause: The Role of Art and Literature in Reimagining Human-Nonhuman Relations and Transdisciplinary Collaboration

Palmer, Jane ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4131-4482 and Fam, Dena (2022) Taking Pause: The Role of Art and Literature in Reimagining Human-Nonhuman Relations and Transdisciplinary Collaboration. World Futures. ISSN 0260-4027


The academy’s separation of the arts from the sciences constricts researchers’ opportunities to engage with works of art and literature that pause our time-worn processes of data collection and analysis. From the works of Humboldt and Goethe, to more recent writers and artists, literature and art offer us moments to stop and think differently about the ways in which we interact with our environment and others, human and nonhuman. In moments of enchantment, awe or stillness, we might lose ourselves, and imagine other less anthropocentric ways of being in the world and new transdisciplinary forms of collaboration.

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Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2022 02:50
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 05:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: pausing; human-nonhuman relations; transdisciplinarity; literature and imagination; affective knowing
Fields of Research (2020): 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4101 Climate change impacts and adaptation > 410103 Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4705 Literary studies > 470509 Ecocriticism
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430307 Environmental history
39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390202 History and philosophy of education
50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5003 Philosophy > 500304 Environmental philosophy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1303 Ethics > 130303 Environmental ethics
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130103 The creative arts
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1302 Communication > 130203 Literature
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02604027.2022.2094195
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/49642

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