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Sense of Place: Transatlantic Perspectives


Carmen Flys Junquera is Professor at the Universidad de Alcalá and pioneer in ecocriticism in Spain. She is General Editor of Ecozon@ and was President of the European Association EASLCE (2008-2010). Her publications focus on ecocriticism and ecofeminism, especially in contemporary literature of ethnic minorities in the United States as well as in Spanish contemporary literature.

Axel Goodbody is Professor at the University of Bath, UK. He has published widely on German nature poetry and environmental literature since the Romantics, and ecocritical theory. He was President of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE) 2004-6 and is associate editor of Ecozon@. Current projects include comparative studies of climate scepticism and literary energy narratives.



In an age of mobility, and multilocal belonging, sense of place and its adaptations are relevant to environmental issues. The book brings together essays from scholars in Spain and the United States on the literary and artistic depiction of places and our relationship with them in a changing world. They ask, on the one hand, what literature, art, films and museums tell us about shifting forms of place attachment and belonging, and alienation from place, and, on the other, what roles the arts play in challenging common assumptions, opening up new perspectives, and contributing to the goals of an environmentally inflected place-based education.

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