The Bath Spa Research Centre for Environmental Humanities presents:
“Ecolinguistics & the search for new stories to live by”
A Free Public Lecture by Dr Arran Stibbe
Reader in Ecological Linguistics, University of Gloucestershire.
NP.CM.G24 lecture theatre; Weds April 12; 6.15 -7:30 pm (drinks, nibbles, and chat to follow)
In this talk, Arran Stibbe will explore the emerging field of ecolinguistics, a form of engaged research which aims to reveal the stories that underpin an unequal and unsustainable society, and contribute to the search for new stories to live by. He will describe how ecolinguists use discourse analysis to reveal underlying stories, and an ecological philosophy to judge them against, illustrating the theory with a diverse set of examples from advertisements and economics textbooks to British nature writing and Japanese Haiku.
Arran Stibbe is a reader in Ecological Linguistics at the University of Gloucestershire, U.K., author of Ecolinguistics: language, ecology and the stories we live by (Routledge, 2015), Animals Erased: discourse, ecology and reconnection with nature (Wesleyan University Press, 2012) and editor of The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy (Green Books, 2009). He has a background both in linguistics and human ecology, and teaches a range of courses including ecolinguistics, ecocriticism, ethics and language, communication for leadership, discourse analysis and language and identity. Arran is founder and convenor of the Ecolinguistics Association (http://ecolinguistics-association.org), a network of 500 ecolinguists from around the world, and is currently working on a free online course in ecolinguistics (http://storiesweliveby.org.uk)release at the end of spring this year.
Book places here Bath Spa Live – Lectures
pdf of event here Stibbe’s poster final 3