På gröna stigar: En vandring i det ekokritiska landskapet
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
In this essay I have described ecocriticism as a theory with several different subfields that are inspired by a cross-disciplinary approach, such as green culture studies, ecofeminism, and postcolonial ecocriticism. After a short summary of the background of ecocritical studies I analyze the various subfields, take a closer look at their contents and present various examples of ecocritical thinking. A presentation of the commonly used concepts within the discipline and some reflections on these is followed by my final discussion, where I state that even though ecocriticism is a relatively new theory and the concept doesn’t have a clear definition as yet, it is in my view a useful tool for analysis and can with time make valuable contributions to literary studies, not least by introducing a number of new perspectives.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 28 p.
General Literature Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18077OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-18077DiVA: diva2:599966
Subject / course
Lindén, Claudia, Högskolelektor