Texts, Animals, Environments

Zoopoetics and Ecopoetics

Texts, Animals, Environments. Zoopoetics and Ecopoetics probes the multiple links between ecocriticism and animal studies, assessing the relations between animals, environments and poetics. While ecocriticism usually relies on a relational approach to explore phenomena related to the environment or ecology more broadly, animal studies tends to examine individual or species-specific aspects. As a consequence, ecocriticism concentrates on ecopoetical, animal studies on zoopoetical elements and modes of representation in literature (and the arts more generally). Bringing key concepts of ecocriticism and animal studies into dialogue, the volume explores new ways of thinking about and reading texts, animals, and environments – not as separate entities but as part of the same collective.


ROLAND BORGARDS is Professor of German Literature at the Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Germany.

CATRIN GERSDORF ist Professorin für Amerikanistik an der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.

FREDERIKE MIDDELHOFF is a research assistant of German Literature at the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, Germany.

SEBASTIAN SCHÖNBECK is a research assistant at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany.

  • Preis: Cultural Animal Studies, Band 3 360 S., 3 Abb., Pb 15,0 x 22,4 cm
  • Preis: € 68,00 (D)
ISBN 978-3-7930-9928-4
Erscheinungsjahr: 2019
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