Special Issue on Ecocriticism
The field of ecocriticism dates back to the earliest days of humans commenting on cultural expressions of our relationship to the more-than-human world, but we are now living through a particularly vibrant era of ecocritical engagement with various planetary crises, ranging from climate change and rampant industrial toxicity to the plight of refugees and the hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to exploring timeless philosophical and aesthetic questions, ecocritics seek to gain intellectual traction in explaining and mitigating contemporary humanitarian and ecological problems. The articles included in this special issue of NALANS demonstrate a wide range of traditional and cutting-edge ecocritical approaches and concerns.
Bogard, P. and B. Rogers. (2021) To Know a Starry Night. Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada Press.
Glotfelty, C. (1996) “Introduction”, in The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology. Ed. Cheryll Glotfelty and Harold Fromm, pp. xv-xxxvii. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press.
Mazel, D. (2001) A Century of Early Ecocriticism. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press.
Rueckert, W. (1996) “Literature and Ecology: An Experiment in Ecocriticism”, in The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology. Ed. Cheryll Glotfelty and Harold Fromm, pp. 105-23. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press.
Slovic, S. (2015) “Ecocriticism 101: A Basic Introduction to Ecocriticism and Environmental Literature”, in Pertanika 23. 1-14.
Slovic, S. (2016) “Literature”, in The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology. Ed. Willis Jenkins, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and John Grim, pp. 355-63. New York: Routledge.
Slovic, S. (2017) “Seasick among the Waves of Ecocriticism: An Inquiry into Alternative Historiographic Metaphors”, in Environmental Humanities: Voices from the Anthropocene. Ed. Serpil Oppermann and Serenella Iovino, pp. 99-111. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield International.
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