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Ufuk Özdağ is Professor of American Culture and Literature at Hacettepe University, Turkey. She is the author of Edebiyat ve Toprak Etiği: Amerikan Doğa Yazınında Leopold’cu Düşünce (Ürün Yayınları, 2005) and Çevreci Eleştiriye Giriş: Doğa, Kültür, Edebiyat (Ürün Yayınları, 2014); co-editor of The Future of Ecocriticism: New Horizons(Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011); and the translator of Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac into Turkish (Bir Kum Yöresi Almanağı, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2013).

François Gavillon is Associate Professor of American Literature at the University of Brest, western France. He is the author of a book on Paul Auster (Paul Auster, Gravité et légèreté de l’écriture, Rennes University Press, 2000). A specialist of American environmental theory and literature, he is the author of articles on ecoliterature and ecocriticism and the editor of a collection of essays entitled L’invention de la nature(University of Brest, 2009).

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While a broad spectrum of environmental threats has made its entry into contemporary literary studies during the past decades, the range of environment-related diseases in creative writing has often escaped the attention of literary critics, waiting still to be unearthed. In this new geologic epoch, the Anthropocene, the editors of this collection take up a new angle on environmental humanities, and attempt to highlight the impact of global environmental degradation on public health that a number of literary texts make visible. In the wake of the global interest in the connection between environmental degradation and human health disruption, the eleven essayists in this volume bring to the fore a central question for the environmental humanities today: How immersed should the literary scholar be in his/her explorations of human health issues, and how will new work in the field affect environmental criticism in America and elsewhere? This collection demonstrates that already significant contributions are being made by American writers on the topic of environment-related diseases.

 

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