Camino Real Award The Camino Real Award was introduced in 2012, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Institute (1987), to recognize the professional work of Spaniards who prominently and exemplary project and enhance the positive image of Spain in the United States. Read more >
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Transatlantic Landscapes


José Manuel Marrero Henríquez has reclaimed a relevant place within Hispanism for Francisco González Díaz, an ecologist avant la lettre, by editing [1906] Árboles. Una campaña periodística (2005) and [1910] Cultura y turismo (2007). Co-editor of Ecocríticas. Literatura y medioambiente (2010), Marrero has published on Spanish and Spanish American literatures, generic conventions, ethics and criticism, literature and ecology, and has been the editor of various works dedicated to the study of literary landscapes: Pasajes y paisajes: espacios de vida, espacios de cultura (2006), Lecturas del paisaje (2008), El paisaje literario (2008), Literary Landscapes and the National Imaginary (2011), Literatura y sostenibilidad en la era del Antropoceno (2011). Marrero Henríquez has served on the advisory board of EASLCE and is a member of the advisory board of Ecozon@. He has recently published Paisajes con burro [Landscapes with Donkey, 2015], a second book of poems.  José Manuel Marrero Henríquez is Tenured Professor of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.


Transatlantic Landscapes: Environmental Awareness, Literature and the Arts considers culture as an outcome of nature as its fundamental principle. The biosemiotic suggestion that life itself is a process of signification, the hypothesis that the immediate contact with the environment of oral cultures still breathes in literate cultures and texts, the new understandings of the agency of nature, the common good that inspires Western political constitutions and Amerindian concepts such as sumak kawsay, and the attention of ecological economics to the interdependence and co-evolution of human societies and natural ecosystems have all been of great relevance. Favoring comparative studies of artistic and literary landscapes from both sides of the Atlantic and the islands between them, Transatlantic Landscapes: Environmental Awareness, Literature and the Arts challenges the epic values of conquering and dominating nature, responds to the culture of modeling spaces at the exclusive service of humankind, turns Euro-American anthropocentrism into a powerful eco-cultural tool to unveil human hubris and to revise its own conceptions of inhabiting the world, and promotes perspectives of accordance and collaboration among a wide range of different cultural traditions.

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