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Title

Ecocritical and Postcolonial Study of Humans, Land, and Space

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Keywords

Human ecology--Study and teaching; Postcolonialism in literature;

Abstract

Modern environmental study has emerged as a broad genre. It studies humans and their place in nature. In literature, the complex relationship between humans and nature, pastoral imagery, land and its ownership, scientific intrusion into natural world, have been the subjects of literary and cultural analysis. postcolonial ecocritics, like environmental historian Alfred Crosby, inaugurate the understanding of ecology as a part of imperial practice in their studies. Postcolonial criticism provides the platform to understand the imperial embedded in ecological practices. In this project, I study ecocriticism and postcolonialism by examining colonial impact on humans, land, and space.

Start Date

6-4-2016 2:25 PM

End Date

6-4-2016 2:45 PM

Faculty Advisor

Anne Myles

Department

Department of Languages and Literatures

Comments

Location:Oak Room, Maucker Union

Embargo Date

4-6-2016

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Ecocritical and Postcolonial Study of Humans, Land, and Space

Modern environmental study has emerged as a broad genre. It studies humans and their place in nature. In literature, the complex relationship between humans and nature, pastoral imagery, land and its ownership, scientific intrusion into natural world, have been the subjects of literary and cultural analysis. postcolonial ecocritics, like environmental historian Alfred Crosby, inaugurate the understanding of ecology as a part of imperial practice in their studies. Postcolonial criticism provides the platform to understand the imperial embedded in ecological practices. In this project, I study ecocriticism and postcolonialism by examining colonial impact on humans, land, and space.