Biosemiology and globalism in 'The rapture' by Liz Jensen

Gifford, T (2010) 'Biosemiology and globalism in 'The rapture' by Liz Jensen.' English Studies, 91 (7). pp. 713-727. ISSN 0013-838X

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Liz Jensen's novel The Rapture (2009) provides an opportunity to consider Wendy Wheeler's version of biosemiotics in The Whole Creature (2006) and Ursula Heise's advocacy of literary globalism in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet (2008). This essay examines both the kind of new insights they might provide to literary analysis and their respective places within the evolution of ecocriticism. Can such new theories help the reader decide whether this novel is just another apocalyptic thriller? Is The Rapture exploiting or explaining our environmental crisis?

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The article was published as part of a special issue entitled 'Ecocriticism and English Studies'.

Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
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