Bringing together decolonial, Romantic and global literature perspectives, Transcultural Ecocriticism explores innovative new directions for the field of environmental literary studies. By examining these literatures across a range of geographical locations and historical periods - from Romantic period travel writing to Chinese science fiction and Aboriginal Australian poetry - the book makes a compelling case for the need for ecocriticism to competently translate between Indigenous and non-Indigenous, planetary and local, and contemporary and pre-modern perspectives. Leading scholars from Australasia and North America explore links between Indigenous knowledges, Romanticism, globalisation, avant-garde poetics and critical theory in order to chart tensions as well as affinities between these discourses in a variety of genres of environmental representation, including science fiction, poetry, colonial natural history and oral narrative.
About the Author
Stuart Cooke is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Literary Studies at Griffith University, Australia. Peter Denney is Senior Lecturer in History at Griffith University, Australia.