FATHOM- New Addition to Environmental Humanities Living Lexicon


In the current issue of Environmental Humanities, Volume 12, Issue 1, published on May 1, 2020, Ensayos founder, Camila Marambio collaborated with Suzanne Pratt, Killian Quigley, Sarah Hamylton, Leah Gibbs, Adriana Vergés, Michael Adams, Ruth Barcin and Astrida Neimanis defining the term FATHOM.

The Living Lexicon is a series of 1,000 word essays that respond to this challenge. Each essay highlights the importance of a particular keyword, demonstrating how it might help the Environmental Humanities to move in interesting directions that take seriously this dual imperative for critique and action. The pieces are both scholarly and creative, and include personal reflections by authors and experimental musings based on their own research. The Lexicon aims for concise, provocative prose, rather than dictionary-style entries. Lexicon entries are peer-reviewed using a standard double-blind process and published in a special section of Environmental Humanities.

Environmental Humanities is a peer-reviewed, international, open-access journal. The journal publishes outstanding interdisciplinary scholarship that draws humanities disciplines into conversation with each other, and with the natural and social sciences, around significant environmental issues. The Environmental Humanities inhabit a difficult space of simultaneous critique and action. Scholarship in this field is grounded in an important tension between, on the one hand, the common critical focus of the humanities in “unsettling” dominant narratives, and, on the other, the dire need for thoughtful and constructive practice in these dark times.


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