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many inverted commas, so many differing levels of ecological abuse.) Murray Bookchin, social ecology and culture By now, ecocritical thinking and anarchy are well bound together. Whilst this is intellectually unsurprising, especially given the polymathic interests of its earliest founders, in particular Kropotkin, it is certainly true that the manifestations over the late nineteenth century until the justice movements of the 1960s meant that anarchy’s more violent, divisive and urban contours were more generally visible. However, for Wilson and Kinna

in The ecological eye
Wolf behaviour becoming wolfish nature
Marcus Sedgwick

necessary, part of their social world, but it is construed, by humans, as a moral ecology, and the human judgements of the morality of that ecology construct the nature of wolves. In order to understand more fully how the werewolf emerged it is necessary to turn to wolves themselves and their behaviours in particular environments and landscapes. However, there is an immediate set of issues with the phrase ‘wolves themselves’. When and how can wolves ever be themselves? This has two key elements: that which wolves do amongst themselves to maintain and

in In the company of wolves
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William Welstead

side of systems-based ecology with its emphasis on associations of species that are adapted to the conditions of soil and climate. Ecology of a single species is covered in the branch of ecology known as ‘population ecology’. Where systems ecology is largely descriptive, population ecology is quantitative, and can be used to develop predictive models. Examples of population ecology of sheep are discussed in this book. Ecology is, however, a rich discipline with many alternative approaches. For sheep, this will include the community ecology of the microbiota that

in Writing on sheep
Ecocriticism in the eighteenth century Gothic novel
Lisa Kröger

Ecology began as a scientific study some time around the 1860s, when German zoologist Ernst Haeckel coined the term oecology in response to the theories of Charles Darwin. The science of ecology as we know it today began with a group of American botanists in the 1890s. 1 Literature, though, indicates that the roots of ecology were taking hold even earlier, reaching back into the eighteenth

in Ecogothic
Global ecoGothic and the world-ecology in Rana Dasgupta’s Tokyo Cancelled
Sharae Deckard

production in which peripheral environments suffer heightened resource extraction and environmental degradation in an age of accelerating climate crisis, developing a methodology attentive to the systemic nature of combined and uneven development across the world-ecology is an urgent task for environmental literary studies. Adorno and Horkheimer argue that the Enlightenment’s production of a duality between

in Ecogothic
Ecologies of writing and collaboration
Philip Gross

3 Halfway-to-whole things: ecologies of writing and collaboration Philip Gross Driving over the Second Severn Crossing, some ten years ago, did something to my writing life. (With a shameless abuse of the term, you might call it a watershed.) What nudged that change was not so much the coming to Wales – first to take up a job, then to live – as the compelling presence of the Severn estuary itself. With its massive tidal range, the emergence and melting away of vast tracts of mud flats and stone grounds, the waterscape altering with every change of weather, wind

in Extending ecocriticism
The case of colonial Zambia
Sven Speek

-modern concepts of sustainable resource use and several authors have proposed to speak of a ‘green’ colonialism 3 or have identified an imperial ‘legacy of eco-development’. 4 This research adds an important dimension to the already rich literature on the environmental politics of empire. 5 Surprisingly, the science of ecology itself has not been a major focus in these discussions

in Developing Africa
Tim Robinson, culture and environment

Unfolding Irish landscapes offers a comprehensive and sustained study of the work of cartographer, landscape writer and visual artist Tim Robinson. The visual texts and multi-genre essays included in this book, from leading international scholars in Irish Studies, geography, ecology, environmental humanities, literature and visual culture, explore Robinson’s writing, map-making and art. Robinson’s work continues to garner significant attention not only in Ireland, but also in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America, particularly with the recent celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of his monumental Stones of Aran: pilgrimage. Robert Macfarlane has described Robinson’s work in Ireland as ‘one of the most sustained, intensive and imaginative studies of a landscape that has ever been carried out’. It is difficult to separate Robinson the figure from his work and the places he surveys in Ireland – they are intertextual and interconnected. This volume explores some of these characteristics for both general and expert readers alike. As individual studies, the essays in this collection demonstrate disciplinary expertise. As parts of a cohesive project, they form a collective overview of the imaginative sensibility and artistic dexterity of Robinson’s cultural and geographical achievements in Ireland. By navigating Robinson’s method of ambulation through his prose and visual creations, this book examines topics ranging from the politics of cartography and map-making as visual art forms to the cultural and environmental dimensions of writing about landscapes.

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Objects, assemblages, affects, ecologies
Myra Seaman

imaginative worlds with it, in an ongoing creative act that incorporates not only the words on the page as we translate them into our mental landscape but also the physical ecology of the book: in the particular features of its heft, scale, layout, and structure; in the smells and sounds of its turning pages; in its distinct fonts, illustrations, marks of previous readership, and other sensual cues to its unique world. Literary studies has long explored this imaginative textual space and its affective impacts; only more recently have the material site of the text and its

in Objects of affection
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An ecocritical examination of the birds of Bergman
Linda Haverty Rugg

expression in Timothy Morton’s 2007 book, Ecology without Nature , where he describes a ‘poetics of ambience’ that is the distinguishing feature of what he calls ‘ecomimesis’. To put it simply, ecomimesis is a representational practice in literature and art which attempts to recreate the experience of nature, as when Wordsworth writes about daffodils or a film incorporates images, light, and sound to give the impression of a particular place or time in nature. Ecomimesis, writes Morton, ‘involves a poetics of

in Ingmar Bergman