at the intersections of ecocriticism


Qui Parle 19.2, now available in print through Duke University Press, and online through Project MUSE and JSTOR, is a special issue that brings together art and essays with an ecological focus that also resonate with critical theory. The issue features:

  • Introduction by Katrina Dodson
  • Stephanie LeMenager on “Petro-melancholia: the BP Blowout and the Arts of Grief”
  • Alenda Y. Chang on games as environmental texts
  • Lawrence Buell on emerging trends in ecocriticism
  • Karen Barad on “Nature’s Queer Performativity” in lightning, stingray neuronal receptors, and atoms
  • Timothy Morton on the ecological promise of object-oriented ontology
  • Sunaura Taylor on disability studies and animals rights
  • Alastair Hunt on destabilizing the human subject of rights discourse
  • Selections from In Praise of Vagabonds, French landscape architect Gilles Clément’s reflection on invasive species, translated and with an introduction by ecopoetics editor Jonathan Skinner
  • Katherine Chandler on the politics of matter
  • Yates McKee on climate refugees, biopolitics, and aesthetics
  • Artwork and poetry by David Maisel, Sunaura Taylor, Craig Dworkin, Brenda Hillman, Harryette Mullen, Jonathan Skinner, Simona Schneider, and Joan Retallack

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