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Realidad y Simbología de la Montaña


Mr. 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. Juan Ignacio Oliva has published several essays about contemporary authors such as John Fowles, D.M. Thomas, Salman Rushdie, Shyam Selvadurai, Sunetra Gupta, Jamie O’Neill, Ana Castillo, Sandra Cisneros Abelardo Delgado, or Ricardo Sánchez, among others. Nowadays, he is president of the Centro de Estudios Canadienses of the ULL, editor of the Canadaria journal (Revista Canaria de Estudios Canadienses) and secretary of the RCEI (Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses). Recently, he has become a part of the RCEI (Asociación Española de Estudios Irlandeses) Advisory Committee and he is member of the AEEII (Asociación Española de Estudios Interdisciplinarios sobre India).


Realidad y Simbología de la Montaña is the first issue of the CLYMA collection. This collection will be specialized on the study of Literary and Academic Ecocriticism. 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. In that sense, dystopian and resistance metaphors could be found (the creation of mountains of rubbish inside uncontrolled dumps or the overexposure of mountains to nuclear toxicity in projects such as that of the Yucca Mountain in the American state of Nevada), eulogies for its healing power and for the hard climb of mountaineers. Finally, how mountains communicate with us through symbols in a secular and hermeneutic language which should be interpreted is stressed. It is also important to get used to manage the interaction between nature and humans in order to restore the natural order of the things.

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