12.5.15: Owain Jones

Is My Flesh Not Public? Thinking of bodies and ‘the public’ through water

This talk will offer some account of my family background (and loss of place/landscape); my research work in relation to narratives of nature-culture – trees, tides, floods, water; my ‘journey’ to becoming the first professor on Environmental Humanities in the UK; and my take of the central importance of the environmental humanities to sustainable futures. It will discuss issues of nature-culture, ecological citizenship, ecocide and the multi-partner Large Research Grant ‘Towards hydrocitizenship. Connecting communities with and through responses to interdependent, multiple water issues’.

Owain Jones is Professor of Environmental Humanities at Bath Spa University.