Movement, Mind, and Ecology: Introductory reading list

Our new Master’s programme in Movement, Mind, and Ecology is the only course of its kind in the world, blending embodied practice, environmental philosophy, and ecological thinking. We asked the new programme lead Dr Rachel Sweeney, and Dr Pavel Cenkl, who has been helping to develop the course, to put together a short list of influential and useful texts for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of this expanding area of research. This list also serves as a great starting point for anyone considering joining the course this June.

Bowman, Katy, and Jillian Nicol. Movement Matters: Essays on: Movement Science, Movement Ecology and the Nature of Movement. Propriometrics Press, 2016.

Gates, Rickey. (2021). Every Single Street.

Haraway, D. J. (2016). Staying with the trouble: Making kin in the Chthulucene. Durham: Duke University Press.

Hawker, Lizzy. Runner: a Short Story about a Long Run. Aurum Press, 2018.

Heise, Ursula K. Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: the Environmental Imagination of the Global. Oxford University Press, 2010.

Hunter, V. (2021) Site, Dance and Body Movement, Materials and Corporeal Engagement, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ingold, T. (2011). Being alive: essays on movement, knowledge and description. London; New York: Routledge.

Latour, B, & Weibel P. (2020). Critical Zones: the Science and Politics of Landing on Earth. Cambridge: MIT Press..

Manning, E., & Massumi, B. (2014). Thought in the Act: Passages in the Ecology of Experience. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Morton, T. (2013) Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Reeve, Sandra. Nine Ways of Seeing a Body. Triarchy Press, 2011.

Sweeney, R. (2020) ‘Migrating Gestures: Body Weather as a cartographic process within interdisciplinary pedagogy’ in The Dancer Citizen online journal