Environment and Literature

In an age of climate change and species extinction, there is great importance to study how human culture, literature included, is coping with such issues, delving into their sources and even trying to imagine different horizons for human-nature relations. This research field focuses on literary representations of human-environment and human-animal relations across history; how literature presents environmental issues, such as pollution, extinction, and climate change; and the new horizons that literature offers humanity for thinking in these contexts. This research includes discourse with theoretical and methodical texts from the broad field of environmental humanities.