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Ecocides and Eco-Sides



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November 17, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
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Book Description

Packing Death in Australian Literature: Ecocides and Eco-Sides addresses Australian Literature from ecocritical, animal studies, plant studies, indigenous studies, and posthumanist critical perspectives. The book’s main purpose is twofold: to bring more sustained attention to environmental, vegetal, and animal rights issues, past and present, and to do that from within the discipline of literary studies. Literary studies in Australia continue to reflect disinterest or not enough interest in critical engagements with the subjects of Australia’s oldest extant environments and other beings beside humans. Packing Death in Australian Literature: Ecocides and Eco-Sides foregrounds the vegetal and nonhuman animal populations and contours of Australian Literature. Critical studies relied on in Packing Death in Australian Literature: Ecocides and Eco-Sides include books by Simon C. Estok, Bill Gammage, Timothy Morton, Bruce Pascoe, Val Plumwood, Kate Rigby, John Ryan, Wendy Wheeler, Cary Wolfe, and Robert Zeller.  The selected literary texts include work by Merlinda Bobis, Eric Yoshiaki Dando, Nugi Garimara, Francesca Rendle-Short, Patrick White, and Evie Wyld.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Australian Ecocriticism and Animal Studies

Posthumanism I

Posthumanism II

Chapter Summaries

CHAPTER TWO: GENOCIDE AND ECOCIDE

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

Walkabout

CHAPTER THREE: (POST-)PASTORAL

Bite Your Tongue

Philomela and Theseus, aka Animal Advocates and the Meat Industry

Cow

All the Birds, Singing

Post-Pastoral, the Black Sheep of Pastoral

Oink, Oink, Oink

Transgenic Matter on a Porcine Platter

CHAPTER FOUR: VEGE-MIGHT

Locust Girl

Australia after 1788: the new terra nullius

CHAPTER FIVE: LANGUAGE, TRANSLATION, AND COMMUNICATION

Biosemiotics and Ecocriticism

Translation Studies: Tips for Translating the Nonhuman Other

Wish

Tracks

Listening

CHAPTER SIX: CONCLUSION

Ecophobia

Ecocriticism and Object-Oriented-Ontology

Riders in the Chariot

Final remarks: "Openness from Closure"

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Biography

Iris Ralph holds a B.Sc. (Pharmacology), Monash University; B.A. (English), San Francisco State University; M.A. (English) and Ph.D. (English), The University of Texas at Austin; and Graduate Diploma in TESOL & Literacy, Victoria University. Dr. Ralph currently teaches in the English Department of Tamkang University. She joined the faculty in 2009 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016. Dr. Ralph has published many journal articles and book chapters that focus on ecocritical and environmental concerns.