L’ecocritica in Italia: ambiente, letteratura, nuovi materialismi. A proposito dei volumi di S. Iovino, Ecocriticism and Italy: Ecology, Resistance, and Liberation (2016) e di N. Turi (a cura di), Ecosistemi letterari (2016)
In the last decade, ecocriticism has emerged and quickly spread as one of the most prominent methods of literary analysis. In this review article, a brief history of ecocriticism and the Environmental Humanities is presented. Specifically, the article introduces the reader to the seminal and fundamental texts that constitute an essential ecocritical reading list. In addition, it presents the most important currents of the discipline and the state of Italian ecocriticism. In the second part, two recent volumes (Iovino 2016 and Turi 2016) are reviewed.
ecocriticism; ecological thought; ecology and literature; environmental humanities; new materialism
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