Coastal Thinking

The coast has been a human concern for study in literature and art for millennia. Climate instability has made the littoral between land and sea a critical site through which to explore, understand and represent the diversity of the crisis that faces us. A focus on coastal watersheds reflects a new phase of the blue and the environmental humanities in the increased attention to the diversity of hydro-cultures. This border between land and water is mutable and evocative, a geography that provokes the senses to hold more than one place in mind and generates a capacity to connect coastal studies to a series of environmental humanities concerns.

Stream organisers: Nicholas Allen, John Brannigan, Alexandra Campbell, and Pippa Marland.