Governing the future: perspectives from literary studies – commentary to Jones

  • Lieven Ameel University of Turku

Abstract

Taking its cue from Rhys Jones’s article “Governing the future and the search for spatial justice: Wales’ Well-being of Future Generations Act”, this commentary reflects on some of the challenges attached to attempts to govern the future. It proposes perspectives from literature and literary studies to enrich how we imagine the future. This commentary maps out how literary fiction and other forms of future storytelling associated with qualia – the “how it feels” of future possible worlds – may provide an important complementary to other, more distancing, modes of envisioning the future.

Section
Reflections
Published
Apr 29, 2019
How to Cite
Ameel, L. (2019). Governing the future: perspectives from literary studies – commentary to Jones. Fennia - International Journal of Geography, 197(1), 145-148. https://doi.org/10.11143/fennia.80379