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Journal of English Philology

Ed. by Kornexl, Lucia / Lenker, Ursula / Middeke, Martin / Rippl, Gabriele / Stein, Daniel Thomas

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Volume 130, Issue 3


Transnationalization of ecocriticism

Serpil Opperann
Published Online: 2012-10-19 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ang-2012-0504


This essay argues that ecocriticism today has acclimatized transnational perspectives, and that transnationalization of ecocriticism explains its propensity to move beyond its insular focus on geographical and U.S.-based paradigms. In its transition from what Ursula Heise calls “ethics of proximity to a cosmopolitan ethic”, ecocriticism is constructing a vision of “ecoglobalism”. Sketching a broad overview of this development, I contend that transnationalization of ecocriticism does not necessarily induce an opposition between the local and global sense of place; rather, ecocriticism invites a rethinking of the local in the context of its global configurations.

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Published Online: 2012-10-19

Published in Print: 2012-10-01

Citation Information: Anglia - Zeitschrift für englische Philologie, Volume 130, Issue 3, Pages 401–419, ISSN (Online) 1865-8938, ISSN (Print) 0340-5222, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ang-2012-0504.

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