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Ecocriticism: a theoretical biosphere

Flys Junquera, C, Gifford, T and Ignacio Oliva, J (2012) 'Ecocriticism: a theoretical biosphere.' Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, 64. pp. 13-28. ISSN 0211-5913

Abstract

This essay reflects on the changing trend of Ecocriticism from a certain phobia towards theory to an exponential growth of theoretical approaches. Ecocriticism’s initial rejection of the idea that everything was either socially and/or linguistically constructed went against the grain of most literary theories. However, Ecocriticism has proved very diverse and eclectic in combining different approaches and disciplines, offering new readings of literary and cultural texts; moreover, its relevance to our contemporary world and environmental crisis have turned it into a fruitful theoretical biosphere. This trend is illustrated with three discussions of diverse cross-fertilizations: contrasting interpretations of the pastoral mode, the combination of postcolonialism and ecocriticism and, finally, the use of law and philosophy to address issues of environmental justice and ecological justice for the more-than-human world.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QK Botany
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 21:01
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 21:01
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