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Cruising Nature – Bath Spa University

Cruising Nature: Introduction to a reading practice


Cruising Nature—introduction to a reading practice

Wednesday 24 April, 2024 – Wednesday 24 April, 2024
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Newton Park, Main House, G15

This workshop will introduce you to the practice of cruising as a mode of reading—with a focus on the environments you inhabit and the ecologies all around us. 

Cruising nature is an attempt, a starting point, to think about methods of queering nature writing. 

We will build on the double meaning of the word cruising to ask what cruising the natural and non-human world might look like? What unexpected encounters might occur if we follow our desire into the unknown? How might this practice reorient us towards a dying planet?  

Based on the idea of a journey without a goal or destination, you will be invited to think about weather, landscape, architecture, animals/plants (and the human if you wish).

About the speakers

declan wiffen

declan wiffen is lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Critical Theory at The University of Kent, as well as Tutor for Beyond Form Creative Writing, where he teaches courses on queer ecologies. 

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