Special Issue "Literature and Environment—The Cradle of Ecocriticism"

A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Doutora Isabel Ponce de Leão

Full-Professor, Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais, Departamento de Ciências Empresariais e da Comunicação, University Fernando Pessoa, 4100-305 Porto, Portugal
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Interests: Portuguese Literature; Literature and Other Arts; Theory of Literature
Guest Editor
Prof. Doutora Maria do Carmo Cardoso Mendes

Departamento de Estudos Portugueses, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
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Interests: Portuguese Literature; Cultural Studies; Compared Literature; Ecocriticism
Guest Editor
Prof. Doutor Sérgio Lira

CLEPUL, Universidade de Lisboa, 1600-214 Lisboa, Portugal
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Interests: Museum Studies; Heritage; Portuguese History; Medieval History

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For this special issue of Humanities articles will "return" to the essential meaning of ecocriticism: literature embracing nature. From novel to narrative and poetry, from children’s literature to ecothrillers, literature remains a crucial domain of ecocriticism. Major aspects of nowadays discussion focus on the evolution of ecocriticism since its appearance in the 1990's, i.e. the trends and research lines that have been open to discussion and the major ecocritical approaches that have arisen in different national literatures, from Latin America to the European context. The issue of anthropocentrism and the relationship between "mankind" and "the wilderness", as addressed in literature, constitutes another major topic of present debates. In sum, this special issue of Humanities will address Ecocriticism in its major and classical approaches, aiming at constituting a landmark in the field.

Prof. Doutora Isabel Ponce de Leão
Prof. Doutora Maria do Carmo Cardoso Mendes
Prof. Doutor Sérgio Lira
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Ecocriticism
  • Lietrature and Environment
  • Nature&Wilderness

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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