Responding to the colonial cliché of the proximity of « savages » or « primitives » to nature, recent literary trends attack imperial conceptions of the environment which allowed populations and ecosystems to be brought under the same tutelage. In the context of the fight against extractivism and its consequent environmental and social degradations, the postcolonial approach was already wary about the Western predilection for the purity of the « grands espaces », the wilderness, which mankind will be invited to feel responsible for. By considering a Global South perspective, decolonial literature today is inventing an ecopoetics leading to aesthetic and formal biotopes and chronotopes still to be explored.

Écopoétiques décoloniales / P. Boizette, X. Garnier, A. Lefilleul, S. Riva. - In: LITTERATURE. - ISSN 0047-4800. - 201:1(2021), pp. 66-81. [10.3917/litt.201.0066]

Écopoétiques décoloniales

S. Riva
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2021

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Responding to the colonial cliché of the proximity of « savages » or « primitives » to nature, recent literary trends attack imperial conceptions of the environment which allowed populations and ecosystems to be brought under the same tutelage. In the context of the fight against extractivism and its consequent environmental and social degradations, the postcolonial approach was already wary about the Western predilection for the purity of the « grands espaces », the wilderness, which mankind will be invited to feel responsible for. By considering a Global South perspective, decolonial literature today is inventing an ecopoetics leading to aesthetic and formal biotopes and chronotopes still to be explored.
Ecocriticism; Ecopoetics; Global South; African Literature; Wilderness
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