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L'union fait la force (géologique): une analyse écocritique des Fourmis de Bernard Werber
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2019 (French)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
(Geological) force in unity : an ecocritical analysis of Empire of the ants by Bernard Werber (English)
Abstract [en]

The paper is an ecocritical analysis of the Empire of the ants, a book written in 1991 by Bernard Werber. Through this green reading, the author seeks to better understand how climate change is created from a social point of view and why, by inherence, it is so difficult to avert. As the book is largely a juxtaposition of the human society and that of ants, the author compares the two species in order to determine which one is better equipped to tackle climate change, as well as which factors, cultural, political or biological, allow for the necessary measures to be taken. The study finds that the complexity of climate change exceeds our understanding of time and space, making it impossible for us to imagine and consequently tackle in any satisfactory manner. Though ants display features superior to ours when it comes to carrying out this task, the study further concludes that there is an accompanying moral dilemma to such actions, as the environmentally profitable not always is in the best interest of individual lives.

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2019. , p. 40
Keywords [en]
ecocriticism, bernard werber, bernard, werber, ecology, nature, ants, empire of the ants, environment, environmentalism, dark ecology, anthropocene, climate change, global warming, green reading, ecofiction, nature writing
Keywords [fr]
écocritique, bernard werber, bernard, werber, environnementalisme, anthropocène, fourmis, umwelten, écofiction, écologie, écologique, changements climatiques, environnementaux, climat, rechauffement climatique
Keywords [sv]
bernard werber, ekokritik, werber, bernard, myror, ekologi, natur, klimatförändringarna, klimathotet
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-160984OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-160984DiVA, id: diva2:1331221
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Franska med litteraturvetenskaplig inriktning, examensarbete för magisterexamen
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2019-06-03, 13:15 (French)
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Available from: 2019-06-26 Created: 2019-06-26 Last updated: 2019-06-26Bibliographically approved

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