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"The Ecocriticism of the Future: Research as Radical Political Action"

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Authors Rut Elliot Blomqvist
Published in Perspectives on ecocriticism : local beginnings, global echoes / edited by Ingemar Haag, Karin Molander Danielsson, Marie Öhman and Thorsten Päplow.
Pages 235-250
ISBN 978-1-5275-3200-7
Publisher Cambridge Scholars
Place of publication Necastle upon Tyne
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Languages and Literatures
Pages 235-250
Language en
Keywords Ecocriticism, world-systems theory, political ecology, popular culture, Sofia Jannok, Kim Stanley Robinson
Subject categories Cultural Studies, General Literature Studies


Ecocriticism as an academic discipline has to a great extent become abstract, intellectual and descriptive. Even though ecocritical analyses sometimes identify the political structures that underlie climate change and global environmental change, they will not take action; they are, rather, an embodiment of the very system they call into question. It is imperative to explore how ecocriticism might instead contribute to political action, a project which can find inspiration in how environmentalist popular culture imagines systemic change.

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