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“New Planets for Old”: A Posthumanist Ecocritical Approach to Jeanette Winterson’s Ustopia
“New Planets for Old”: A Posthumanist Ecocritical Approach to Jeanette Winterson’s Ustopia

Author(s): Alina Preda
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature
Published by: Fundatia Culturala Echinox
Keywords: Dialectical Otherness; Categorical Otherness; Non-anthropocentric Posthumanist Models; Ecocriticism.

Summary/Abstract: Jeanette Winterson’s 2007 novel The Stone Gods reflects its author’s propensity for experimental writing in both form and content, as well as her unwavering commitment to anti-corporatism, ecological praxis, posthuman ethical theory and non-anthropocentric post-humanist models, revealing her compulsion to whimsically interrogate dominant conceptions of what it means to be human. This paper offers a clearly-articulated analysis of this Wintersonian ustopia performed through the lenses of recent theoretically interconnected fields such as environmental literary criticism and contemporary critical posthumanism.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 34
  • Page Range: 143-159
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English