Material Ecocriticism offers new ways to analyze language and reality, human and nonhuman life, mind and matter, without falling into well-worn paths of thinking. Bringing ecocriticism closer to the material turn, the contributions to this landmark volume focus on material forces and substances, the agency of things, processes, narratives and stories, and making meaning out of the world. This broad-ranging reflection on contemporary human experience and expression provokes new understandings of the planet to which we are intimately connected.
"References and engages with the major works and writers on the new materialism with its focus on material entanglements and material agency.... The quality of the essays ensures that this will be a useful volume for both undergraduate and graduate courses." Anne Elvey, Monash University--Anne Elvey, Monash University"
Serenella Iovino is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Turin, Italy.Serpil Oppermann is Professor of English at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.