Animals, Plants, and Landscapes: An Ecology of Turkish Literature and Film (Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture) (Paperback)

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Animals, Plants, and Landscapes: An Ecology of Turkish Literature and Film (Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture) (Paperback)

By Hande Gurses (Editor), Irmak Ertuna Howison (Editor)

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The landscape of Turkey, with its trees and animals inspires narratives of survival, struggle and escape. Animals, Plants, and Landscapes: An Ecology of Turkish Literature and Film, will be the first major study to offer fresh theoretical insight into this landscape, by offering a collection of analyses of key texts of Turkish literature and cinema. Through discussion of both classical and contemporary works, this volume, paves the way for the formation of a ecocritical canon in Turkish literature and the rise of certain themes that are unique to Turkish experience. Snakes, fishermen and fish who catch men, porcupines contemplating on human agency, dogs exiled on an island and men who put dogs to fights, goat herders and windy steppes of Anatolia are all agents in a territory that constantly shifts. The essays included in this volume demonstrate the ways in which the crystallized relations between human and non-human form, break, and transform.

Hande Gurses is a lecturer at the Comparative Literature Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.Irmak Ertuna Howison received her PhD in Comparative Literature from Binghamton University. Her teaching and research interests include feminist crime fiction, science fiction and fantasy, literary theory and criticism.

Product Details ISBN: 9781032093697
ISBN-10: 1032093692
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 30th, 2021
Pages: 236
Language: English
Series: Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture