From the European South

a transdisciplinary journal of postcolonial humanities

13 (2023)

General Issue

As the climate crisis unfolds, what is the role of postcolonial approaches to environmental and climate issues? How can the environmental humanities and postcolonial studies converge to illuminate each other’s blind spots? The SPECIAL FOCUS of FES 13 traces some of the routes that connect postcolonialism and the environmental humanities from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The contributors’ critical reflections tackle the debate on the schisms between postcolonialism and ecocriticism; the silenced toxic legacies of colonialism in Africa; the capacity of ‘nature’ to speak; soil as a new standpoint to discuss postcolonial Pacific poetry; the role of AI as a tool to connect posthumanism, postcolonialism and the Anthropocene; and indigenous contributions to the development of an ecological and political consciousness in the Americas.

Table of Contents

Special focus | Exploring new routes in the postcolonial environmental humanities

  • Fragile symbioses: introducing new routes for postcolonial ecocriticism

    LUCIO DE CAPITANI AND SHAUL BASSI
    [pp. 4-9]
  • From ecocriticism to extinction, and beyond: an interview with Graham Huggan

    GRAHAM HUGGAN, LUCIO DE CAPITANI, AND SHAUL BASSI
    [pp. 10-13]
  • Decolonizing imperial epistemologies in African environmental historiography: chemical violence, postcoloniality and new narratives of the toxic epidemic in Africa

    ELIJAH DORO
    [pp. 14-28]
  • Can nature speak? A peasant perspective on decolonizing the human-nature relationship through multispecies communication

    SOPHIE VON REDECKER AND CHRISTIAN HERZIG
    [pp. 29-44]
  • Obia. The Bushinengués des Guyanes: political and ecological awareness in the Americas

    NICOLA LO CALZO
    [pp. 78-91]

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