Literature and ecology – Towards an ecopoetics

Literature and ecology – Towards an ecopoetics


Literature and ecology – Towards an ecopoetics
Ecology and Politics N° 36 – 2008
Author(s) : Nathalie Blanc , Denis Chartier , Thomas Pughe
Publisher: Syllepse
Number of pages : 184 pages
Date of publication : 25/08/2008

The articles in this dossier examine the links between environmental awareness and literary aesthetics. It is not just a matter of presenting fiction with ecological agendas or inciting action – although some of the writers discussed in these pages bring creative imagination and political action together – but, more generally, of considering writing and the very form of texts as an incitement to, or even an expression of, ecological thinking. How is literary aesthetics an eco-logy? Do we witness, in the works considered here, an ecological reinscription of nature in art and, consequently, a reinscription of art in nature?

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