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Quels fondements (géo)poétiques de l'écologie ?

ContributorsGalifi, Ema
Presented at Madrid, 21-22 novembre 2019
PublisherMadrid : Sociedad Española de Literatura General y Comparada
Publication date2021

This article aims to discuss the links that Kenneth White's geopoetics has with ecology. The latter is indissolubly connected to our first and fundamental condition of being human on earth, as is poïesis, which refers to the movement of creation after analyzing the potential- ities of the poïêtes (craftsmen, manufacturers and poets), who give shape and meaning to the world. This meaning of poïesis is found in literary writing, and specifically in the relationship between human beings and the earth (geo). In this light, the literary space would be the place from which we can look at our way of being in the world and meditate on it. Since the end of the 1970s, Kenneth White has championed this view of geopoetics, a perspective that helps rethink the relationship between humans and earth in order to make it as intelligent as possible. Con- cordantly, we hypothesize that geopoetics showcases this bond as both aesthetic and ethical towards the environment and ecological in its philosophical sense. Aesthetics and ethics are thus assembled and aligned to eventually deploy an ecological conscience fruit of a meditation on the world, nature and otherness.

  • Geopoetics
  • Ecology
  • Poetics
  • Ethics
  • Humanistic geography
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GALIFI, Ema. Quels fondements (géo)poétiques de l’écologie ? In: Nuevos horizontes de la literatura comparada (Vol. 2) : literatura y naturaleza : voces ecocríticas en poesía y prosa. Madrid. Madrid : Sociedad Española de Literatura General y Comparada, 2021. p. 124–136.
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