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

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Palmer, Jane and Fam, Dena. 2023. "Taking Pause: The Role of Art and Literature in Reimagining Human-Nonhuman Relations and Transdisciplinary Collaboration." World Futures: the journal of general evolution. 79 (2), pp. 297-319. https://doi.org/10.1080/02604027.2022.2094195
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Taking Pause: The Role of Art and Literature in Reimagining Human-Nonhuman Relations and Transdisciplinary Collaboration

ERA Journal ID40144
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsPalmer, Jane (Author) and Fam, Dena (Author)
Journal TitleWorld Futures: the journal of general evolution
Journal Citation79 (2), pp. 297-319
Number of Pages23
Year2023
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISSN0260-4027
1556-1844
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/02604027.2022.2094195
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02604027.2022.2094195
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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.

Keywordspausing; human-nonhuman relations; transdisciplinarity; literature and imagination; affective knowing
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020410103. Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
470509. Ecocriticism
430307. Environmental history
390202. History and philosophy of education
500304. Environmental philosophy
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