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Ecology From Within: Ecocriticism and Allegory in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Word for World is Forest


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Title: Ecology From Within: Ecocriticism and Allegory in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Word for World is Forest
Authors: Fransson, Joel
Issue Date: 8-Jan-2019
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: kandidatuppsats Engelska
SPL 2018-057
Keywords: ecology
nature
allegory
dualism
Abstract: This essay reads Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel The Word for World is Forest to explore whether there is a connection between Cartesian dualism, allegorical reading, and environmentalist thought. To answer this the essay employs the philosophy and theoretical writings of Timothy Morton, namely The Ecological Thought and Ecology Without Nature. The method used is a close reading of the novel and the critical texts concerned with it. The dissertation shows how a static and unchanging understanding... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/58600
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