thomas m wilson

Literature and the Environment Course @Girrawheen Library

July 5th, 2019

Every 2nd Saturday: August 3rd, 17th, 31st.  September 14th, 28th.  October 12th, 26th 2019 // 10am – 12pm

Join a new discussion forum, looking at six books of imaginative literature which illuminate the human relationship with the natural world over the centuries. The range includes ancient China, 19th century England, 20th century North America and the tropical forests of today.  The course is facilitated by Dr. Tom Wilson, an experienced university tutor and author of Stepping Off: Rewilding and Belonging in the South-West (Fremantle Press, 2017).  Tom has a PhD in Literature and Environment. The University of The Third Age (U3A) is an international movement, which promotes and practices lifelong learning by providing low-cost educational opportunities in a relaxed and informal environment.

7 sessions //    Maximum 12 enrollments

Bookings essential

To book first join U3A at the following page: After you have joined U3A, enrol in the course “Literature and Environment” at the following page: http://https/

Or call Stephanie Mitchell on 0429133891.

Rewilding the Anthropocene Body – 19 July 2019

June 13th, 2019

I’ll be presenting a talk at the Limina conference “Humanifesto” at the University of Western Australia, 19 July 2019.

Rewilding the Anthropocene Body

We can see that the Anthropocene human body is very different from the hunter-gatherer human body.  As we have increasingly designed our environments to facilitate physical ease we have created environments which result in chronic pathologies (for example, we now live in a sea of killer-chairs).  How can a rewilding manifesto for urbanised primates get us out of our shoes, chairs and buildings?  What treasury of cultural exhortations can we turn to to fuel this revolution?    

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