Shakespeare, Climate Change and the Blue Humanities: Imagining an Oceanic Education

Hansen, Claire (2023) Shakespeare, Climate Change and the Blue Humanities: Imagining an Oceanic Education. In: Bickley, Pamela, and Stevens, Jenny, (eds.) Shakespeare, Education and Pedagogy: Representations, Interactions and Adaptations. Theatre & Performance Studies . Routledge, London, United Kingdom, pp. 190-199.

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The blue humanities in Shakespeare studies shifts our attention to watery spaces, histories, experiences and ways of thinking. This chapter takes a blue pedagogical turn to consider how prioritizing the oceanic enables us to deepen students’ critical awareness of and engagement with Shakespeare, their changing climate and its blue spaces. Exploring Shakespeare’s oceanic education in The Tempest , this chapter identifies three ‘blue’ lessons on our relations with the more-than-human world. These include ways to respond to the scale of climate change, learning to dwell in the uncertain and to imagine multiple possibilities and futures, and finally, considering the relationship between emotions and blue ecologies, especially ecological grief or environmental guilt. These three lessons model ways in which Shakespeare pedagogy can respond to the oceanic turn.

Item ID: 79054
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9781000856323
Copyright Information: © 2023 selection and editorial matter, Pamela Bickley and Jenny Stevens; individual chapters, the contributors.
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2024 06:23
FoR Codes: 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4705 Literary studies > 470504 British and Irish literature @ 100%
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