Tenth year anniversary issue
This issue focuses on the North, both as perceived by visitors and as experienced by Arctic peoples, particularly in the face of current climatic, economic and political challenges. This section is complemented by a photograph series and creative writing on the North.
This issue is devoted to the Mediterranean world from a complex, de-essentialised and de-romantised perspective. It is viewed as a locus of intercultural connections and a crossroads of socio-environmental emergences. But particularly poignant at this moment is that socio-environmental perspective with the recent tragic mining accident: may this issue serve as a homage to the mining industry and its workers, reflected so aptly by the images by Carma Casulá from another mine, “Ojos Negros.”
Ecozon@ vol. 3, no. 2 opens with a special section “The Invention of Eco-Futures”, presenting 8 essays introduced and guest-edited by Ursula Heise. The essays (which are this time all in English) examine British, North American, European and Spanish novels and films, demonstrating the richness and subtlety of their contribution to environmental discourse. The general section contains an interview with Richard Kerridge, one of the founders of ASLE-UKI, and two essays. The first of these examines posthumanism in a French crime novel; the other reads the work of the Portuguese poet A.M. Pires Cabral through an ecocritical lens. The issue contains creative writing, art work, and half a dozen book reviews.
Ecozon@ No. 1 "New Ecocritical Perspectives: Transnational and European Ecocriticism" is a collection of 28 short essays on the future of ecocriticism, with a special focus on ecocriticism in Europe. The essays, which were solicited from leading theorists and practitioners, are mainly in English, but the volume also contains texts in French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Section 1 is concerned with international developments in Third Wave ecocriticism, and Section 2, which opens with a panel discussion on the state of ecocriticism in Europe, with the defining characteristics of European ecocriticism. The volume also contains a selection of creative writing and art, and book reviews.