Environmental and Ecological Readings

Environmental and Ecological Readings

Nature, Human and Posthuman Dimensions in Scottish Literature & Arts (XVIII-XXI c.)

Philippe LAPLACE (éd.)

2015 – ISBN : 978-2-84867-530-5 – 308 pages – format : 15*21 cm

Collection : Annales littéraires

Série : Caledonia. Regards sur L'Ecosse

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Résumé
This volume features 17 articles devoted to various Scottish authors, from 18th c. travel writers to contemporary authors. The essays consider Nature and the environment in their relations to men and women and question how mankind is set to evolve in a contemporary world increasingly perceived as posthuman. They show how these concepts have affected Scottish authors and literature. The articles are presented chronologically, to highlight how each of the authors featured may have influenced the ensuing literary tradition. The 1st part focuses on 18th and 19th c. poets, novelists, artists or travel-writers, while the 2nd turns its attention to 20th and 21st c. authors.
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Introduction

- Ecological Readings: Nature, Human and Posthuman Dimensions in Scottish literature and arts

Philippe Laplace

 

* PART1: NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT: EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES

- ‘A Full Idea of Your Own Country’: Paradise or Wilderness? Scottish Tourists on the Home Tour

Anne McKim

 

- The Politics of Nature in ‘Praise of Ben Dorain’

Alan Riach

 

- The Representation of Land in the Gaelic Poetry of the Clearances

Christian Auer

 

- Robert Burns: Nature’s Bard and Nature’s Powers

Yann Tholoniat

 

- How Walter Scott Wrote the Scottish National Landscape. A Study of the Sublime and the Picturesque in Three Jacobite Novels

Sarah Bisson

 

- Paradise Lost or Creation Regained? Nature and Culture in Walter Scott’s Redgauntlet

Cyril Besson

 

- Recreating an Ideal Landscape: a Community’s Approach to the Designed Landscape of Cally

David Steel

 

- The Evolution of the Representation of Highland Landscapes by Scottish Painters between the XVIIIth and the XXIst Centuries

Marion Amblard

 

* PART 2: NATURE, THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE POSTHUMAN: TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES

- Hugh MacDiarmid and the Scottish Landscape: Landscape as Sign

Béatrice Duchateau

 

- The Posthuman as an Oxymoronic Mirror to Man’s Paradoxes in Iain Crichton Smith’s ‘Deer on the High Hills’

Jean Berton

 

- The Hieroglyphic of Raindrops: Reading the Signs of Nature in The Warlock of Strathearn by Christopher Whyte

Robin MacKenzie

 

- ‘I think of Them as Guests’: John Burnside’s Encounters with Nature

Monika Szuba

 

- Basho Borne on the Carrying Stream: the Word-Mapping of Scotland and the Ecopoetics of Wind Power in Alec Finlay’s The Road North and Skying

Stewart Smith

 

- ‘Hoping No-One Will See the Difference’: An Ecocritical Reading of Recent Poems by Meg Bateman

William Welstead

 

- Scottish Petroliterature 1993-2013: Poetics of an Oil Spill

Camille Manfredi

 

- ‘Land-scaping’ the Scottish Stage and Drama

Danièle Berton-Charrière

 

- Shall We Try ‘Something New’?: The Posthuman in Brian McCabe

Jessica Aliaga Lavrijsen

 

Notes on the Contributors

 

Index

Auteur(s)
Philippe LAPLACE (éd.)
Philippe Laplace lectures at the university of Franche-Comté, Besançon. He is the author of a monograph on Gunn, Les Hautes-Terres, l'histoire et la mémoire (2006) and has co-edited various books in English or French. He is the publishing director of the online review e-CRIT3224.
Public
Students and academics working on Scottish literature and arts or who are interested in ecocriticism, environmental issues and their literary representations (from 18th c. travel writing to contemporary poetry, novels and drama).
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