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TitelFrom Ego to Eco. Imagining ecocentrism in Literature, Film and Philosophy
BeschreibungFrom Ego to Eco
Imagining ecocentrism in Literature, Film and Philosophy

NUI Galway, 10.06.-11.06.2011

For many centuries, anthropocentric worldviews were crucial for the implementation of nature toward man's ends but also played a part in creating the multifarious imbalances that today threaten ecosystems on a global scale. In film, literature and critical thought alternatives to anthropocentrism are being outlined, sensitivities awakened towards a global eco-consciousness that pays attention to the interdependence of species and ecosystems. A shift from imagining homo sapiens at the top of a hierarchy of existence or, alternatively, at the center of global concerns to imagining a unity of being is taking place in literature and art through the ages. It is being tested and contested in this century increasingly also in the medium film. A unique and different inventory of artistic techniques, modes of expression, structures of realising this shift towards ecocentrism go hand in hand with an academic shift of focus. As the emvironmental crises become more accute academic practices change, as well, and literature, film and thought begin to make sense in unapprehended ways.

Aim of this conference is to bring together scholars from various disciplines within the Arts and Sciences/ the Humanities to reflect on these changes, to reflect on ways in which works of art and mind break free from anthropocentric paradigms. Artistic visions and theoretical concepts that place man, woman and child in neighbourly relations with the 30 million surrounding species shall be central but also the discontents and possible dangers inherent in ecocentrism.

We invite abstracts of no more than 250 words. Responding to one or more of the following questions: How is earth, not the individual, as the prime metaphor for life realised in literature and film? How is ecocentrism justified or contested in philosophy and theory? Which ethical and political questions do arise? How are religion and science linked into the topic of ecocentrism and which modes and techniques of representation are used to express eco-centric matters?

Contributions can focus on but are not limited to these topics:

– myths of transformation/ green mythologies
 Ireland and ecocentrism
 animal ethics
 ecocentrism and religion / spirituality
 imagining cyclicity
 literary/filmic redemptions of the eco-sphere
 images of the roots of our crises

Deadline for the submission of abstracts is the 15th of January in 2011.

Conference Fee: 70 Euro, students 30 Euro
For more information please contact Dr. Tina-Karen Pusse (
Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Dr. Tina-Karen Pusse 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: National University of Ireland, Galway (German Studies) 
Strasse/Postfach: 60 Newcastle Road 
Stadt: Galway 
SchlüsselbegriffeMethodologie / Wissenschaftsgeschichte; Sprache und Gesellschaft (Diskursanalyse, Ethnographie, Sprachkritik, Sprachplanung, Sprachpolitik); Komparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft); Literatur 1880 - 1945; Literatur nach 1945; Literaturtheorie: Klassiker; Literaturtheorie: Themen; Lyriktheorie; Motiv- u. Stoffgeschichte
Zusätzliches SuchwortEcopoetics, Ecocriticism
Klassifikation01.00.00 Allgemeine deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft; 01.00.00 Allgemeine deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > 01.07.00 Germanistik im Ausland; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.06.00 Literaturtheorie; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.07.00 Ästhetik; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.08.00 Poetik; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.08.00 Poetik > 03.08.02 Dichtung und Sprache; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.08.00 Poetik > 03.08.03 Dichtung und Kunst; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.08.00 Poetik > 03.08.04 Dichtung und Musik; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.12.00 Interpretation. Hermeneutik; 04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte > 04.03.00 Vergleichende Literaturgeschichte; 04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte > 04.06.00 Beziehungen einzelner Völker zur deutschen Literatur; 05.00.00 Deutsche Literaturgeschichte > 05.11.00 Stoffe. Motive. Themen; 14.00.00 Romantik; 14.00.00 Romantik > 14.06.00 Frühromantik; 15.00.00 19. Jahrhundert; 15.00.00 19. Jahrhundert > 15.03.00 Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte; 15.00.00 19. Jahrhundert > 15.13.00 Gattungen und Formen > 15.13.04 Lyrik; 17.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1914-1945); 17.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1914-1945) > 17.16.00 Gattungen und Formen > 17.16.04 Lyrik; 17.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1914-1945) > 17.17.00 Stoffe. Motive. Themen; 18.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1945-1989); 18.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1945-1989) > 18.03.00 Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte; 18.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1945-1989) > 18.08.00 Gattungen und Formen > 18.08.04 Lyrik; 18.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1945-1989) > 18.09.00 Stoffe. Motive. Themen
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