Realidad y Simbología de la Montaña, edited by Juan Ignacio Oliva, is the first volumen of the Serie CLYMA, especialized on the study of Literary and Academic Ecocriticism and which arises from the Instituto Franklin Research Project GIECO
In this volume, twelve essays are complied. These articles analyze the mountains changeable reality: the difficult balance between the majestic permanence of its hills and summits, and the threat of erosion, exploitation, and degradation caused by human beings. At the same time, they also analyze experiences in the alpine territories during the vital development of human beings and, as a consequence, literary recreations of symbols illustrating the admiration or fear to its millennial majesty.
Juan Ignacio Oliva (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1961) is Senior Professor of English Studies. Nowadays, he is also Dean of the Faculty of Language Studies at the Universidad de La Laguna (Tenerife, Canarias). In this university, he teaches Anglophone Postcolonial Literatures (in particular Chicana, Canadian, Anglo-Indian and Anglo-Irish) in both the bachelor’s degree and the postgraduate studies.
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